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personal wants by selling pies and root beer—which she made during the evenings and nights—when not engaged in important service for the Gov’t.
The value and extent of Harriet’s services to the Government seems to be sufficiently attested by the papers—copies of which are herewith, and originals now in her possession. But General Saxton certifies more explicitly and under later date as follows:
Copy "HeadQrs 3' Military District
Chief & Masters office
Atlanta Go. March 21st 1888.
I have just rec’d your letter in regard to Harriet Tubman. I can bear witness to the value of her services rendered in the Union Army during the late war in South Carolina and Florida. She was employed in the Hospitals and as a spy. She made many a raid inside the enemy’s lines displaying remarkable courage, zeal and fidelity.
She was employed by Gen’l Hunter and I think both by Generals Stevens and Sherman—and is as