North Branch in Allegany County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
1847 - 1890
She was a spy for the Confederate army during the Civil War. On April 12, 1864 she was charged with violating the laws of war when letters addressed to Gen. Robert E. Lee and President Jefferson were found on this great Confederate sympathizer. She was sent to a Union penitentiary in Pittsburgh PA until the end of the war. In 1869 she married Walter Cook and had two children Katie and Walter. Her husband died in 1870. In 1872 she married Jacob Daniel High. They had three children Daniel Lee, Etta H and Ella C.
This Grave is designated & protected by the Cumberland Historic Cemetery Organization
Erected 2004 by the Cumberland Historic Cemetery Organization.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil • Women. A significant historical date for this entry is April 12, 1864.
Location. 39° 35.229′ N, 78° 45.409′ W. Marker is in North Branch, Maryland, in Allegany County. Memorial can be reached from River Road SE, 1.1 miles south of Pittsburgh Plate Glass Road SE, on the left when traveling westTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cumberland MD 21502, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pvt James D. Pollock (here, next to this marker); Fort Sellers (approx. 1.9 miles away in West Virginia); West Virginia (Mineral County) / Maryland (approx. 2˝ miles away in West Virginia); Jane Frazier (approx. 2.9 miles away); St. Mary's Centennial Tree (approx. 3.6 miles away); Brady's Crossing (approx. 3.7 miles away); Combined Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.9 miles away in West Virginia); Memorial Park (approx. 3.9 miles away).
Also see . . . Sallie Pollock, 1847-1890. Whilbr, Western Maryland’s Historical Library. (Submitted on August 28, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
1. President Jefferson
The reference here to 'President Jefferson' is obviously a misprint for Jefferson Davis president of the Confederacy.
— Submitted August 28, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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