Robert W. Cunningham was born 1804-1806 in New York. In 1836 Cunningham wrote to his family to inform them that he had joined the Texas army. He took part in the Siege of Béxar as a sergeant and second gunner in Capt. T. L. F. Parrott’s artillery company. He remained in San Antonio de Béxar after the battle as a private in Capt. W. R. Carey’s artillery company. He died in the battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836.
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