Congressional Medal of Honor Society Receives More Awards for Documentaries

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Congressional Medal of Honor Society

Stories of Sacrifice

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

James Smith Cunningham

  • Rank: Private
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company D,
    8th Missouri Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 22, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA
Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party."
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Bloomington, McLean County, Illinois
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: July 30, 1894
  • Born: December 31, 1840, Washington County, PA, United States
  • Died: April 1, 1921, Burlington, KS, United States
  • Buried: Big Creek Cemetery (PM) , Burlington, KS, United States

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