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Shelbyville, TN 00000
Phone: (800) 799-6131
Actress Pauline Cushman (a female spy) had been sent south to Shelbyville, under the guise as a pro-South secesh. Her real role lay in spying on Confederate officers. Caught in Bedford County disguised as a man, Cushman was searched for detailed drawings of area fortifications. General Bragg swore she would face the sternest punishment, death by hanging. Falling ill, faked or not, delayed Cushman’s sentence. A second reprieve came with the Union forces causing Bragg to retreat toward Tullahoma without hanging Cushman.
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