Major General Francis J. Herron (USA)

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Francis Jay Herron

Death: 1902 (64-65)
Immediate Family:

Son of John Herron and Clarissa Herron
Husband of Adalaide W Herron
Brother of James A. Herron; John D. Herron; Lt David R. Herron, Civil War veteran (USA); Col Richard G. Herron, Civil War veteran (USA) and Margaretta D. Friend

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About Major General Francis J. Herron (USA)

Francis Jay Herron (February 17, 1837 – January 8, 1902), was a Union general during the American Civil War.


A bronze bust of Herron (sculpted by Solon Borglum) was erected in January 1914. It stands on Pemberton Avenue in Vicksburg National Military Park.

Medal of Honor citation

Rank and organization: Lieutenant Colonel, 9th Iowa Infantry.

Place and date: At Pea Ridge, Ark., May 7, 1862.

Entered service at: Pittsburgh, Pa.

Born: February 17, 1837, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Date of issue September 26, 1893.


Was foremost in leading his men, rallying them to repeated acts of daring, until himself disabled and taken prisoner.

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