Spy of the Cumberland
Who was Pauline
Cushman? A heroine? A fraud? Her exploits over the course of a few
weeks in Kentucky and Tennessee secured her place in the annals of the
Civil War. People familiar with its history recollect her career as a
spy for the Union from stories often based on myths rather than fact.
Following her "service"
as a spy, she gained renown
as Miss Major Pauline Cushman and embarked on a tempestuous life that
took her from P. T. Barnum's stage to the Wild West of Arizona and
California. This grand sweeping biography is based
on years of research, finally uncovers the true story of this
Pauline Cushman: Spy of
1-889020-11-7 480 pages hardbound
Order it through:
PO Box 13790
Roseville MN 55113
Cushman wearing an officer's uniform.
The photograph was taken between January and June 1864.
Updated 22 January 2006
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