Charity J. Cushing, widow of James M. Cushing, Company E, 3rd U. S. Vol. Infantry, filed for Widow's pension September 5, 1883, Application No 308,497, Certificate No. 359,644
National Archives and Records Administration. U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
Original data: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. T288, 546 rolls.
James M. Cushing was born in Tennessee ca 1843, gray eyes, light hair, dark complexion, 5' 4"