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CUSHING, Nathaniel, soldier, born in Pembroke, Massachusetts, 8 April 1753 ; died in Marietta, Ohio, in August 1814. He joined the forces that went from Massachusetts in 1775, became a lieutenant in Brewer's regiment in July of that year, was advanced to a captaincy in 1777, organized a surprise, and captured forty of the De Lancey loyalists in May 1780, after many fruitless attempts had been made by others. He participated in many engagements, and received in 1782 the brevet of major. At the close of the war he removed to Belpre, Ohio.
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