By: Abby Kang and Micheal Bamidele
Early Years and Life Before The Civil War
Pauline Cushman was born Harriet Wood June 10,1833 in New Orleans. Her father was a Spanish merchant and her mother was French. When she got tired of living in the wilderness of MIchigan she moved to New York to persue her acting carrer when she changed her name to be Pauline Cushman.