LANE TURNER CUNNINGHAM
28 thTENNESSEE INFANTRY
CSA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: 15 June 1829 in White County, Tennessee
Died: 2 January 1915in White County, Tennessee
Buried: Cunningham Cemetery, White County, Tennessee
Parents: Edmund M. and Nancy (Anderson) Cunningham

1st Married: Catherine Wilhite on 14 March 1860 in White County, Tennessee
Born: 13 July 1833 in White County, Tennessee
Died: 24 September 1897 in White County, Tennessee
Buried: Cunningham Cemetery, White County, Tennessee
Parents: Solomon and Jeannette (Sliger) Wilhite

Children:

  1. George E. Cunningham
  2. Nancy Cunningham
  3. Amanda C. Cunningham
  4. Elizabeth Isabelle Cunningham
  5. John Cunningham
  6. William L. Cunningham
  7. Sarah Cunningham

2nd Married: Lucy Eller on 2 February 1898 in White County, Tennessee
Born: 22 April 1849 in White County, Tennessee
Died: 19 January 1914 in White County, Tennessee
Buried: Cunningham Cemetery, White County, Tennessee
Parents: Henry and Dasha (Massa) Eller

RELATIVES WHO SERVED

  • Brother: Lee Cunningham - 28th Tennessee Infantry Regiment
  • Brother-in-law: Elijah McCamel Wilhite - 8th Tennessee (Dibrell's) Cavalry

MILITARY INFORMATION

84 thTennessee Infantry Regiment
Company C

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered military as Private and left as a Private
  • Enlisted 10 November 1862 at McMinnville, TN
  • Jan & Feb 1863: Absent sick on furlough; Returned

28 thTennessee Infantry Regiment (Consolidated)
Company G

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered military as Private and left as a Private
  • Enlisted 19 Nov 1862 at McMinnville
  • Mar & Apr 1863: Present
  • Jul & Aug 1863: Present
  • Jan & Feb 1864: Deserted about 18 December 1863

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

S11639

( Download Full Pension Application)

ABSTRACT:

  • Filed: 1 November 1909
  • Accepted
  • Residence: Cookeville, Putnam County
  • Member: 28th Tennessee Infantry - Company G
  • Born: 1829 in White County, TN
  • Enlisted: At the beginning of the war, 25th Tennessee Infantry Regiment. He was sick for two years and could not leave home. Then 28th Tennessee Infantry.
  • Battles: Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge
  • Wounded: at Chickamauga by bomb. It cut a hole in his thigh that he could lay a fist in.
  • Wife is 66 years old
  • 3 sons and 4 daughters
  • Daughter: 33 years old; Daughter is married and living in Utah
  • Attest: H. M. Nicholas and C. B. Crook
  • 2nd Application Filed: 14 May 1914
  • Born: 15 June 1829 in White County
  • Member: Col. Stanton's Regiment; S. S. Colonel; Captain Woods
  • Battles: Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge
  • Wounded: at Murfreesboro
  • Wounds: a hole in his thigh as big as a fist & wounded in the tailbone
  • One son 30 years old
  • Attest: Riley Green & Wm. Lowry

Supporting Documents:

  • Rezonn D. Hovious, MD (?? Oct 1909) - Medical Exam
  • Tennessee Bureau of Pension Examiners (1 Nov 1909) - Request Service Records
  • War Department (4 Nov 1909) - Sent his service records
  • Lane Cunningham (22 Nov 1909) -
    • He was wounded in the Battle of Chickamauga not in Missionary Ridge; If the application states that it was Missionary Ridge, it was a mistake.
    • He was cut off at Knoxville; Lt. Richardson said for LC to go home, if he could.
    • When he arrived home, he was compelled to take the oath at Sparta or to join the Yankees.
  • John Wesley Sliger - 25th Tennessee Infantry and Isaac Eller - Support his claim
  • Lane Cunningham (23 Sep 1913) - All of his comrades who could prove how he got out of the service are deat
  • Dr. A. F. Richards (23 Oct 1913) - Physical Exam

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: White County, TN, Page 17
  • 1860 Census: White County, TN, Page 79
  • 1870 Census: White County, TN, Page 379 (listed as Turner Cunningham)
  • 1880 Census: White County, TN, Page 478A (listed as T. L. Cunningham)
  • 1900 Census: White County, TN, Page 254A
  • 1910 Census: White County, TN, Page 188A

ADDITIONAL DATA