CUNNINGHAM, FRANCIS M. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   First Sergeant, Company H, 1st West Virginia Cavalry.
Place and date:   At Sailors Creek, Va., 6 April 1865. Entered service at: Springfield, Pa.

Birth:   Somerset County, Pa.

Date of issue:   3 May 1865.

Citation:   Capture of battle flag of 12th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.) in hand-to-hand battle while wounded.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)