Cushman (B.C.) Papers, 1863, 1 Item

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Cite As:B.C. Cushman Papers, 1863, Pearce Civil War Collection, Navarro College, Corsicana, Texas

Forms Part of: Pearce Civil War Collection

Location: 1-S2

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Accession Number: 2000.204

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Abstract: One letter (August 30, 1863; 2 1/2 pages) by B.C. Cushman, 30th Louisiana Infantry, requests a personal favor of Major General William T. Sherman to help obtain parole. “I desire your influence (if any you have in a Department other than your own), in getting me paroled; if not the limits of the city, or to any private residence that I may name, at least a parole for four or five hours each day. I will add General, that I do not presume to have a right to call upon you for this favor.”

Biographical/Historical Sketch

B.C. Cushman was first lieutenant and adjutant in the 30th Louisiana Infantry, Company E. He was taken prisoner after the surrender of Port Hudson on July 9, 1863. Cushman attended the Louisiana Military Academy and was a student of William T. Sherman.

Scope and Content Note

B.C. Cushman wrote (August 30, 1863; 2 1/2) to his former teacher, Major General William T. Sherman to request Sherman use his influence to grant parole to Cushman in the city of New Orleans. “I little thought when last we parted that I would ever have occasion to call upon you for a favor under circumstances such, as I find myself at present. But in view of the friendly relations which existed between us whilst a pupil of yours... I take the liberty of encroaching upon your time sufficienlty long to peruse this (to you), unexpected document... I desire your influence (if any you have in a Department other than your own), in getting me paroled, if not to the limits of the City, or to any private residence that I may name, at least a parole for four or five hours each day.”


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