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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Francis Marion Cunningham

  • Rank: First Sergeant (Highest Rank: First Lieutenant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company H,
    1st West Virginia Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 6, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Deatonsville (Sailor's Creek), Virginia, USA
Capture of battle flag of 12th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.) in hand-to-hand battle while wounded.
Medal of Honor Recipient Francis M. Cunningham
Medal of Honor Recipient Francis M. Cunningham
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Springfield, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: May 3, 1865
  • Born: December 31, 1837, Somerset, Somerset County, PA, United States
  • Died: May 11, 1919
  • Buried: Sugar Grove Cemetery (MH), Ohiopyle, PA, United States
  • Location of Medal: Fayette County Courthouse, Uniontown, PA

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