#50 Stolen Secrets Pauline Cushman July 25, 1863

New York, N.Y. July 25, 1863


One of the North's most daring secret agents returned to New York today, to tell about her hair-raising assignment in the South. Pauline Cushman, a brave female spy, went to Kentucky touring in a play, and gained the confidence of the Southern soldiers by toasting the Confederacy. Many times Pauline sent valuable information to the Federal headquarters, until on one hazardous mission she was caught by a guard. Pauline went on trial and was to be executed, but Union troops attacked the Confederate stronghold. The fleeing soldiers forgot about Pauline, leaving the heroine in the hands of the Northern soldiers. Miss Cushman is soon going to Washington where she will be honored by President Lincoln.