CHARLES W. CUNNINGHAM, Private, Company "M"

Submitted by Robert Fitch

     Charles Washington Cunningham, born June 18, 1846 in Wheeling, (W) Va., was the son of James M. and Sarah (Frazier) Cunningham.

1850 Census, Ohio County, W.Va.
James M., 37, Blacksmith, Va
Sarah, 23, Va
Sarah, 10, Va
Isabel, 9, Va
Virginia, 6, Va
Charles W., 4, Va
Harriet L., 1, Va

     Charles enlisted in Company "M" on February 8, 1864 and was mustered out July 8, 1865. He was married to Susan A. Cotts, born June 28, 1846.


I, James M. Cunningham Do certify, That I am the Father of Charles W. Cunningham that the said Charles W. Cunningham is seventeen years of age and I do hereby freely give my CONSENT to his volunteering as a Soldier in the Army of the United States for a period of Three Years.

Given at: Fulton, Ohio County, West Va.
The seventh day of February 1864
signed J. M. Cunningham
witness George Sheck
Muster-out July 8, 1865

     Charles W. Cunningham died March 14, 1912 (Death Certificate). His wife, Susan, died June 13, 1907. Both are buried at Mt. Wood Cemetery, Wheeling, W.Va..