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C.P. Herring
C.P. Herring

Federal (USV)


Charles Paine Herring

(1829 - 1889)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 118th Pennsylvania Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He had been a Lieutenant in the Gray Reserves, Pennsylvania Militia. He enrolled as Major, 118th Pennsylvania Infantry on 22 August 1862.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was in action with the Regiment at Shepherdstown Ford on 20 September 1862.

The remainder of the War:
He was wounded in action at Fredericksburg, VA on 13 December 1862. Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on 1 November 1863. Honored by brevet to Colonel on 2 December 1864 and Brigadier General on 13 March 1865. Wounded again, at Dabney's Mills, VA on 6 February 1865, resulting in the loss of his right leg. Mustered out with the Regiment on 1 June 1865.

After the War:
He was in business in Philadelphia with Charles M. Prevost.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Smith1, with some details from Hamersly's Officers of the Volunteer Army and Navy who served in the Civil War (1893). His photograph from the MOLLUS Massachusetts Collection2. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth Date: 08/08/1829    Place of Birth: Philadelphia, PA    
Death Date: 01/17/1889    Death Place: Philadelphia, PA    Burial Place: Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA


1   Smith, John L., and Survivor's Association, History of the Corn Exchange Regiment, 118th Pennsylvania Volunteers, 2nd Edition, Philadelphia: J.L. Smith, Map Publisher, 1905, pp. 681 - 683  [AotW citation 1939]

2   US Army, Military History Institute (USAMHI), Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS)-Massachusetts Photograph Collection, Published 2009, <http://cdm16635.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/search/collection/p16635coll12/>, Source page: Vol. 98, pg. 5001  [AotW citation 14517]

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