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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1908

Vol. V

(Born Mas.)

James H. Cunningham

(Ap'd Mas.)


Born Annisquan, MA.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 16, 1904 to Feb. 14, 1908, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

(Second Lieut., Coast Artillery Corps)

Served: At Fort Washington, Md., May 14, 1908 to Jan. 26, 1909; on detached service at Fort Monroe, Va., to Feb. 13, 1909; at Fort Washington, Md., to –––––.

(First Lieut., Coast Artillery Corps, March 31, 1909)

Vol. VI
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(James Hutchins Cunningham, Born June 15, 1886.)

Military History. —

Second Lieut., Coast Artillery Corps, Feb. 14, 1908.

At Fort Washington, Md., May 14, 1908, to

(First Lieut., Coast Artillery Corps, March 31, 1909)

March 9, 1910; at Galveston, Texas, with 1st Separate Brigade, to July, 1910; at Fort Washington, Md., July 7, 1910, to Dec. 8, 1912; at U. S. Military Academy, Instructor in Department of Modern Languages, Dec. 10, 1912, to

(Captain, Coast Artillery Corps, July 1, 1916)

Aug. 23, 1916; at Fort Williams, Me., Sept. 6, 1916, to July 19, 1917; at Fort Adams, Newport, R. I., with 6th Regiment, Coast Artillery Corps, July 20 to Aug. 13, 1917; en route to Mailly-le‑Camp, France, Aug. 13 to Sept. 15, 1917; at Mailly-le‑Camp, Regimental Supply Officer, 6th Regiment, C. A. C., Sept. 15 to 19, 1917; Instructor, Heavy Artillery School, Sept. 20 to Nov. 24, 1917; at Army Artillery Hdqrs., 1st Army, Le Valdahon, Nov. 25, 1917, to Feb. 3, 1918; at Bar-sur‑Aube, Feb. 4 to

(Major, Temporary, Coast Artillery Corps, Feb. 13, 1918)

May 26, 1918; at Chaumont, France, in office of Chief of Artillery, A. E. F., May 27, 1918, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, U. S. A., Oct. 11, 1918)

May 10, 1919; at Washington, D. C., with Military Intelligence Division, General Staff, July 3, 1919, to ––––

(Returned to Grade of Captain, March 15, 1920)

Vol. VII
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Lieutenant-Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, U. S. A., Oct. 11, 1918.

At Washington, D. C., with Military Intelligence Division, General Staff, July 3, 1919, to

Returned to Grade of Captain, Mar. 15, 1920.

Major, Coast Artillery Corps, July 1, 1920.

Aug. 31, 1923, at Fort Monroe, Va., with Headquarters 3rd Coast Artillery District, Sept. 1, 1923, to Jan. 3, 1924; student officer, Advanced Course, Coast Artillery School, Jan. 4, to June 15, 1924, when he was graduated; temporary duty, June 16, to Aug. 19, 1924; at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., student officer, Command and General Staff School, Aug. 20, 1924, to June 15, 1925, when he was graduated; placed on General Staff Corps Eligible List, July 18, 1925; on leave of absence, en route to and in Paris, France, June 16, to Oct. 31, 1925; at Paris, France, student officer, Ecole Supérieure de Guerre, Nov. 1, 1925, to Sept. 15, 1927; en route to United States and leave of absence Aug. 16, to Sept. 30, 1927; at Fort Monroe, Va., Post Adjutant, Oct. 1, 1927, to Aug. 14, 1929; assigned to command 61st Coast Artillery (AA) Aug. 15, 1929, to May 14, 1930; at Fort Sheridan, Ill., June 13, 1930, to ––––

Service Medals: Victory medal with three battle clasps.

French decoration: Order of University Palms,º grade of officer of Public Instruction, Gold Palms.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

(Maj., C. A. C., July 1, 1920)

At Ft. Sheridan, Ill., C. O., 61st C. A., June 13, 1930 to Aug. 20, 1931; at Washington, D. C., student off., A. W. C., to

(Lt.‑Col. C. A. C., Apr. 1, 1932)

June 30, 1932; W. P. D., W. D. G. S., to June 30, 1936; duty with Army Group, to July 30, 1936; on leave and en route to station to Oct. 31, 1936; at Ft. Mills, P. I., C. O., 91st C. A., to

(Col. C. A. C., Jan. 1, 1937)

Apr. 30, 1937; C. O., 60th C. A., to Sept. 18, 1938; on leave and en route to station to Jan. 25, 1939; at Ft. Worden, Wash., Executive off., 14th C. A., and Harbor Defenses of Puget Sound, to May 2, 1939; C. O., 14th C. A. and Harbor Defenses of Puget Sound, to ––––

Vol. IX
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: —

(Col CAC 1 Jan 37)

Ft Worden Wash, CO 14 CA and HD of Puget Sound,

(Brig Gen AUS 10 Jul 41)

-30 Dec 44; Ft Lewis Wash, CG HD of Puget Sound Asst Sector Cmdr Northwestern Sector WDC, 31 Dec 44–1 Jan 46.

(Col Ret 30 Apr 46, own request)

(Brig Gen Ret 29 Jun 48)

Civil History. — Active in local civic affairs, including Red Cross and Boy Scouts, since retirement. 44 River Rd Gloucester Mass

Died May 27, 1963, Gloucester, MA.​b

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.

Thayer's Notes:

a Gen. Cunningham's birthplace is from the memorial article and biographical sketch at West Point Association of Graduates; where his middle name is spelled Hutchings.

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b Gen. Cunningham died after the publication of Vol. IX (1950), the most recent volume of the Supplements to Cullum's Register available to me, which may also be the most recent volume in the public domain. The date and place of his death are from the WPAOG memorial article.

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