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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Francis Jay Herron

  • Rank: Lieutenant Colonel (Highest Rank: Major General)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    9th Iowa Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: March 7, 1862
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Pea Ridge, Arkansas, USA
Was foremost in leading his men, rallying them to repeated acts of daring, until himself disabled and taken prisoner.
Medal of Honor Recipient Francis J. Herron
Medal of Honor Recipient Francis J. Herron
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: September 26, 1893
  • Born: February 17, 1837, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, PA, United States
  • Died: January 8, 1902
  • Buried: Calvary Cemetery (1st) (10-208-11), Woodside, NY, United States

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