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A. Cumming

A. Cumming

Confederate (CSA)


Alfred Cumming

(1829 - 1910)

Home State: Georgia

Education: US Military Academy, West Point, NY, Class of 1849

Command Billet: Brigade Commander

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: Wilcox's (Cumming's) Brigade

Before Sharpsburg

He graduated from the USMA in 1849, was on the Mormon expedition, and resigned his US commission in 1861. He was appointed LCol. of the Augusta Volunteer Battalion, then Major in the 1st Georgia, and LCol. of the 10th Georgia Regiment. He saw action with the Regiment on the Peninsula campaign, at Malvern Hill (wounded), and at Crampton's Gap (South Mountain).

On the Campaign

He was Colonel by Sharpsburg and led Wilcox's Brigade in R.H. Anderson's Division - General Wilcox was ill and at Martinsburg, Virginia from 14-19 September. He was wounded and relieved early in the action enroute to the Bloody Lane on 17 September.

The rest of the War

In October 1862 he was appointed BGen. commanding the 3rd Brigade of Stevenson's Division at Champion's Hill and Vicksburg (surrendered). He was paroled, then commanded Cumming's Brigade/Stevenson's Division at Missionary Ridge, on the Atlanta campaign, at Snake Creek Gap, Resaca, and Jonesboro (wounded).

After the War

He was a farmer and on the American Military Commission to Korea.