Pauline Cushman, 1833-1893

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Major Pauline Cushman Fryer, Spy of the Cumberland

Major Cushman, as she was known in the Civil War, was an actress, an Army officer, and a spy. She received a hero’s funeral. This is her story. Produced for NCA’s Veterans Legacy Program by students and faculty from San Francisco State University.

NCA is proud to support local filmmakers, storytellers, and students engaging with the stories of Veterans in their local national cemeteries. They may raise issues of local interest or even controversy. We hope this encourages all viewers to learn more about the Veterans and their circumstances. The views expressed by parties in the films are not those of NCA, but presented as part of the plurality of perspectives and views surrounding the life and service of American Veterans.

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