Title: xCunningham Family History
Author: Marqua Jean Duncan
Publication: Name: Copyright 2002 McClanahan Publishing House;
Title: Newspaper Clipping
Note: Private. He served with Co. G, 4th Kentucky Regt. Inf. (CSA). According to the Confederate records, he was "absent in Trigg County on sick furlough" on the 30 Nov to 31 December 1861 rolls. He may be listed as "G.G." Cunningham in the Adjutant General's Report. (from Trigg County, Kentucky, Veterans - Lest We Forget; Turner Publishing 2001)
CSA (Confederate States of America) - enlisted 9/14/1861 at Camp Burnett, Tennessee - transferred 12/14/1862 to Company G, 4th Regiment KY Infantry - fought at Vicksburg, Shiloh, Jackson, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Rocky Face Gap, Mission Ridge, Resaca and Dallas - wounded at Dallas, but returned to duty at Kenesaw Mountain 6/30/1864 - Atlanta, Peachtree Entrenchment, Utoy Creek both days at Jonesboro, and in all mounted engagements. In the Adjutant General's report, James Green Cunningham is listed as G. G. Cunningham.
* James had a horse that was a jumper - he took the horse with him when he entered the War, and had this horse with him all during the War - when the War was over, he took the horse and returned to Trigg County, Kentucky. When he married Amanda, he still had the horse. Per Bertie Gingles, one day Amanda mounted the horse, she being almost eight months pregnant, and the high-spirited horse threw her; the baby came early and was stillborn, and Amanda died during the birth. Bertie said that James then shot the horse; he became an alcoholic for several years, but in 1878 when he married his second wife, he settled down and was a good family man after that. (from Cunningham Family, Leaves from the Family Tree, by Marqua Duncan, 2002)
March 20, 1895 Jim Green Got His Gun Jim Green Cunningham was aroused from his slumbers the other night by hearing a noise in his smoke-house. Somebody was after Jim?s ?cunning hams, sho.? So he drew forth his double-barrel gun and let a plentiful supply of buckshot sprinkle about the meat-house door, at which point he could distinguish the form of a man. There was shuffling of feet and a long split in the atmosphere. Jim thinks he hit the thief but is certain that the shot did not take effect anywhere about the legs. MURRAY LEDGER (Trigg County Historical Clippings, Vol 2)
February 4, 1909 Died In Mayfield 'Jim Green' Cunningham Called To His Reward Mr. James Green Cunningham, for many years a resident of Trigg county, and who now has many relatives in the county, died last Thursday at Mayfield. He had been living in Paducah, but went to Mayfield to visit some of his children, and was taken sick and never recovered. Mr. Cunningham was about sixty-eight years of age. He was a brother of Mrs. T. J. Hammond, of Gracey, and an uncle of Bud Hammond, of this city. He was also a brother of Bruce Cunningham, formerly of this county, but now of Calloway. He had been twice married, his first wife being a Miss Harris, and his second wife a Miss Pugh, a sister of Jim Pugh, of Golden Pond. His first wife died a few years after their marriage, and his last wife died in Calloway county several years ago. He is survived by one son and four daughters, three of these daughters being married and living in Paducah. Until he left the county perhaps twenty years ago, no man in the county was better known than 'Jim Green' Cunningham. He had an individuality peculiarly his own, and everybody was his friend. He had not been to this county on a visit for several years. (Trigg County Historical Clippings, Vol 8)
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