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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1857

Vol. II

(Born Ga.)

George A. Cunningham

(Ap'd Ala.)


George Alford Cunningham: Born July 9, 1835, near Columbus, Ga.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1853, to July 1, 1857, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Cavalry, July 1, 1857.

Served: at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1857‑58;

(Second Lieut., 2d Cavalry, Oct. 1, 1858)

and on frontier duty on Utah Expedition, 1858, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1858, — Ft. Washita, I. T., 1858, — Camp Cooper, Tex., 1859, — March to Ft. Smith, Ark., 1859, — Camp Cooper, Tex., 1859, — Expedition to Canadian River, 1859, — and Camp Cooper, Tex., 1859‑61.

Resigned, Feb. 27, 1861.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States.​a

Civil History. — Merchant, Petersburg, Va., 1866‑69, and Richmond, Va., 1869‑71. Banker and Commission Merchant, Richmond, Va., 1871‑88. In Corean Military Service, 1888‑89.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — Unknown.

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Died May 13, 1904, at Richmond, Va.: Aged 66.

Buried, Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1905, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: it is detailed, along with much other detail on his civilian career and his personal life, in the AOG Report linked above.

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