Eureka! However, I cannot locate record of him in either the 8th Missouri Cavalry or Infantry.
Thomas W. "T.W." Cunningham
Birth: Jan. 18, 1845
T. W. Cunningham was born in Jasper county Missouri, Missouri on January 18, 1845. He was the son of Thomas Cunningham and Harriett Attwood. He was in the Civil War Co I 6th Regt., Missouri State Guards., then Co. H 8th Regt. Conf. Vol. He married first wife, Sophia Sternsberg in 1872. (Sophia is buried elsewhere in this cemetery.) It was this man who originated "Cunningham Park" in Joplin, Missouri.
Tobitha T. Carr Cunningham (1846 - 1933)
Find A Grave Memorial # 62876055