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Cumming, Alfred


Confederate general Alfred Cumming was born in Augusta, Georgia on January 30, 1829. He graduated from West Point in 1849. After Georgia’s secession, Cumming resigned his commission and became a lieutenant colonel in the Augusta Volunteer Battalion, a major in the 1st Georgia,and a lieutenant colonel in the 10th Georgia. Cumming participated in the Peninsula campaign and the battles of Malvern Hill, Crampton’s Gap, and Sharpsburg. In 1862, he was promoted to colonel and then to brigadier general. Captured at Vicksburg and paroled, Cumming then commanded his own brigade at Missionary Ridge, during Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign, and at the battles at Resaca and Jonesboro. After the war, Cumming became a farmer, also serving on the American Military Commission to Korea. He died on December 5, 1910 in Rome, Georgia.

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