Civil War Records of Martin Cunningham


Co. Regiment / Ship From To Residence/ Credit Occupation Notes
B 12th MVI Private; drafted and must. July 20, 1863 transf. to 39th MVI, June 25, 1864 Ireland [credit Acton] laborer age 22
B 39th MVI

Private; transf. June 25, 1864 from 12th MVI; prisoner Aug. 19, 1864, Weldon Railroad, Va.; escaped and returned to regt., April 26, 1865

transf. June, 1865 to 32nd MVI Ireland [credit Acton] laborer age 22
C 32nd MVI Private; transf. June 2, 1865, from 39th MVI must. out June 29, 1865 Ireland [credit Acton] laborer age 22
MASSCW, 2:12, 3:469, 4:55;
Record of the Massachusetts Volunteers, 2:163, 668, 814.

Service Record (select pages from the National Archives): x
Service Ledger (Town of Acton): page 42-43


Co. Regiment Date Filed Type App. No. Cert. No. State Beneficiary/Remarks

12th MVI
39th MVI
32nd MVI

Nov. 16, 1883 Invalid 500 018 627 283 Mich.  
Jan. 9, 1905 Widow 819 937 600 644 Mich. Mary Cunningham

Pension File (select pages from the National Archives):  91 pages (PDF)

Grand Army of the Republic


Date January 1 or 2, 1905
Place Bay City, Michigan
Age 64 years 5 months

St. Patrick's Cemetery, Bay City, Michigan

(source for death information: affidavit and death certificate in pension file)

Survived by  

Additional Information

Martin Cunningham married Mary Crowley October 8, 1865, in Nantucket, Mass. They had two sons and three daughters (pension file).


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