By fraternizing with the rebel military commanders, she managed to conceal battle plans and drawings in her shoes. This book outlines here activities as a spy, active in the western theater. She eventually was caught and brought before Confederate General Braxton Bragg, tried by a military court, and sentenced to death. It is said that she was saved three days before her hanging by the invasion of the area by Union troops. She was awarded the rank of Brevet-Major by General Garfield, commended by President Lincoln for her service to the union cause, and became known as Miss Major Cushman.
By the end of the war in 1865 she was touring the country giving lectures on her exploits as a spy. A friend, Ferdinand Sarmiento, wrote this biography of her extraordinary exploits as a spy. Upon her death the Grand Army of the Republic, recalled her service at her funeral, "Major Cushman's remains now rest in Officer's Circle at the Presidio's National Cemetery in San Francisco, recognizing her service as a "Union Spy. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible".
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