Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Edward Conningham, Maine.

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Edward Cunningham.

Birth: unknown
Death: 1863.

Burial: Gettysburg National Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania.

First Maine Cavalry.
Battle of Gettysburg, July 3, 1863.

When that final awful storm of shot and shell burst upon us, which preceded the charge of Gen. Pickett's division, on the third day at Gettysburg, Srgt. Hiram M. Stevens, of Co. L, with four orderlies, took refuge behind a friendly boulder, but in a few moments they were driven out by a major general and his staff, when one of the shrieking missies severed Private Edward Cunningham's head from his body; the first man killed in action from Co. L.

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