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Cushman, Francis C.

FRANCIS C. CUSHMAN. Born in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, La. Son of Willard Cushman, a native of Vermont, and once a resident and teacher in St. Johnsbury. Francis was residing with relatives at St. Johnsbury at the beginning of the war, and at the age of seventeen years, enlisted December 5, 1861, in Company C, 8th Regiment. Mustered into United States service February 18, 1861. Reenlisted in the field, as musician, January 4, 1864 Was in the battles of Cotton Bayou, Bisland, Port Hudson, May 27 and June 14. Was in the storming party detailed to assault Port Hudson. Mustered out of service July 10, 1865. United States bounty, $500 ; from town of St. Johnsbury, $187.50.

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