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n or brought into Federal territory were subjected to a searching examination and reports upon their testimony forwarded to the various authorities. Major Pauline Cushman, the Federal spy who barely escaped hanging Pauline Cushman was a clever actress, and her art fitted her well to play the part of a spy. Although a native Pauline Cushman was a clever actress, and her art fitted her well to play the part of a spy. Although a native of New Orleans, she spent much of her girlhood in the North, and was so devoted to the Union that she risked her life in its Secret service. The Federal Government employed her first in the hunt for Southern sympathizers and spies in Louisville, and the discovery of how they managed to convey information and supplies into the territory of the Confederacy. She performed the same work in Nashville. In May, 1863, as Rosecrans was getting ready to drive Bragg across the Tennessee River, Miss Cushman was sent into the Confederate lines to obtain information as to the strength and location of the Army of Tennessee. She was captured, tried by court-martial, an
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ork Harbor; hanged......July 13, 1860 Officers and crew of the privateer Sa-vannah, on the charge of piracy; jury disagree......Oct. 23-31, 1861 Nathaniel Gordon, for engaging in the slave-trade, Nov. 6-8, 1861; hanged at New York......Feb. 21, 1862 Fitz-John Porter tried by military court......1863 C. L. Vallandigham, for treasonable utterances; by court-martial in Cincinnati; sentence of imprisonment during the war commuted to banishment to the South......May 5-16, 1863 Pauline Cushman, Union spy; sentenced to be hanged by a court-martial held at General Bragg's headquarters; is left behind at the evacuation of Shelbyville, Tenn., and rescued by Union troops......June, 1863 For conspiracy against the United States, in organizing the Order of American Knights or Sons of Liberty about May 16; tried by a military commission at Indianapolis, Ind., beginning Sept. 27; William A. Bowles, L. P. Milligan, and Stephen Horsey sentenced to be hanged......Oct. 17, 1864 J.
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an, born 1823, dies at Jamaica Plains, near Boston......Nov. 8, 1893 Extradition treaty with Norway ratified Nov. 8, and proclaimed......Nov. 9, 1893 The cruiser Columbia makes a record of 25 knots......Nov. 16, 1893 Supreme Court decides that the Great Lakes of this country and their connecting waters are included in the term high seas ......Nov. 20, 1893 Jeremiah M. Rusk, ex-Secretary of Agriculture, dies at his home in Viroqua, Wis., aged fifty-three......Nov. 21, 1893 Pauline Cushman (Fryer), actress, scout, and spy in the Federal army during the Civil War, dies at San Francisco, Cal., aged sixty......Dec. 2, 1893 Supreme Court declares the alien contract labor law constitutional......Dec. 4, 1893 Second session assembles. President's message received and read......Dec. 4, 1893 President's message to Congress defining his position in the Hawaiian controversy......Dec. 18, 1893 Wilson tariff bill reported in the House from the ways and means committee...
much for them 'ere sick fellows in the hospital. narratives of spies, scouts, and detectives. Moore and Blue, the Kansas Scouts ............................. 11 A Nameless Spy ..................................... ......... 26 Corporal Pike, Scout and Ranger . ....... .............. .......... 34 A Female Scout and Spy ....................................... 66 Adventures of Harry Newcomer, a Scout and Spy in the Army of the Cumberland............................................ 73 Pauline Cushman, the Celebrated Union Spy and Scout of the Army of the Cumberland ................................... 100 Keller or Killdare, one of the Scouts of the Army of the Cumberland. 131 A Daring Scout and Spy ........................................ 142 Scouting in East Tennessee .................................... 157 Bible Smith, the East Tennessee Scout and Spy .................. 165 part II. daring enterprises of officers and men, The Great Railroad Chase.......................
much for them 'ere sick fellows in the hospital. narratives of spies, scouts, and detectives. Moore and Blue, the Kansas Scouts ............................. 11 A Nameless Spy ..................................... ......... 26 Corporal Pike, Scout and Ranger . ....... .............. .......... 34 A Female Scout and Spy ....................................... 66 Adventures of Harry Newcomer, a Scout and Spy in the Army of the Cumberland............................................ 73 Pauline Cushman, the Celebrated Union Spy and Scout of the Army of the Cumberland ................................... 100 Keller or Killdare, one of the Scouts of the Army of the Cumberland. 131 A Daring Scout and Spy ........................................ 142 Scouting in East Tennessee .................................... 157 Bible Smith, the East Tennessee Scout and Spy .................. 165 part II. daring enterprises of officers and men, The Great Railroad Chase.......................
L. P. Brockett, The camp, the battlefield, and the hospital: or, lights and shadows of the great rebellion, Pauline Cushman, the celebrated Union spy and scout of the Army of the Cumberland. (search)
Pauline Cushman, the celebrated Union spy and scout of the Army of the Cumberland. Among the w facts which we are about to relate. Miss Pauline Cushman, or Major Cushman, as she is, by right,Cushman, as she is, by right, most generally called, was born in the city of New Orleans, on the 10th day of June, 1833, her fatever, until the spring of March, 1863, that Miss Cushman exchanged the role of the actress for the rways maintain her honor and her rights! Miss Cushman had prepared herself for a fearful outbreak Thrown afresh, as it were, upon the world, Miss Cushman now found herself in a most peculiar and emuisville theatre, was recommended to secure Miss Cushman. She is a good looking woman, and an accomnear you in battle, and you will see that Pauline Cushman will fight as bravely and faithfully as alessness of these charges appear, rejoined Miss Cushman, boldly, and if they are proved false, how thrill of mingled hope and joy ran through Miss Cushman's veins as her friends announced to her tha[5 more...]
S. C. , II., 333. Cunningham, J., VIII., 151. Cunningham, J. S., VI., 127. Cunningham, S. A., I., 14, 19; X., 7, 27, 296. Curlew,, C. S. S., I., 356. Curtis, B. R., VII., 202. Curtis, G. W., IX., 34. Curtis, N. M., X., 221. Curtis, S. R., I., 335; II., 194; VII., 190, 201; X., 176. Cushing, A. H.: II., 265; IV., 322; IX., 217. Cushing, S. T., VIII., 308. Cushing, W. B.: II., 265; III., 338; IV., 257, 276; VI., 322. Cushman, Pauline a Federal spy, VIII., 273. Custer, G. A.: I., 289 seq.; III., 42, 160, 164, 332, 338, 340; IV., 11, 29, 61, 96, 108, 110, 122, 128, 234, 236, 250, 251, 252, 258, 259, 269, 261, 262, 275 seq.; 282, 297; VIII., 196. 234. Custis, G. W. P., IX., 125; X., 57. Custis, M., IX., 125, 228. Custis, Mary I. X., 57. Custis Mary R. X., 54. Cutler, E. J., IX., 78, 80. Cutler, L., X., 309. Cutt's Artillery, Confederate, I., 356. Cuyler, R. M., V.