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Confederate (CSV)


James S. Herring

(c. 1833 - 1894)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 9th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He was a school teacher in Fillemon at age 28 when he enlisted in Company D, 9th Louisiana Infantry ("Bossier Volunteers") on March 5, 1862 in Bellevue.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to the US Army General Hospital in Frederick, MD on October 10, 1862. Sent to Ft. McHenry, MD on October 13, and paroled there. Transrerred to Fortress Monroe, VA for exchange, and exchanged at Aikens Landing, VA on November 10. He was again captured, in action at Winchester, VA on September 19, 1864. He was sent to Point Lookout, MD on September 27, from Harpers Ferry, and paroled there on January 17, 1865, for exchange. Exchanged at Boulware's Wharf, James River, VA on January 21, 1865. Absent on parole furlough at War's end.

After the War

He was a candidate for Sheriff in Bossier Parish, LA in 1866.

References & notes

Basic information from Booth1. His burial place from his gravesite on Findagrave. His death and other details from an index to the Bossier Banner, online from the Bossier Parish Library Historical Center.


c. 1833 in GA


01/1894; burial in Fillmore Cemetery, Haughton, LA


1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 3, Book 1, pg. 287  [AotW citation 14139]