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Confederate (CSV)


John Marion Herrington

(1836 - 1907)

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He arrived in Anderson County, TX from his childhood home of Scott County, MS with his family between 1850 and 1860. He mustered as Private in Company H, First Texas Infantry on 24 June 1861 in New Orleans.

On the Campaign

He was severely wounded in the chest in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, in the Wilderness, VA on 6 May 1864. He was paroled at Appomattox Court House, VA on 12 April 1865.

References & notes

Service information from Davis1 and Simpson.2 Sharpsburg wound detail from a 22 September casualty list by Lt. Col. Work published in the Galveston News of 1 November 1862. Personal information from family genealogists and the 1860 US Census for Anderson County. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


01/06/1836 in MS


06/20/1907; Anderson County, TX; burial in Olive Branch Cemetery, Brushy Creek, TX


1   Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, Pg. 142  [AotW citation 1518]

2   Simpson, Harold Brown, Hood's Texas Brigade: a Compendium, Hillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1977, pg. 60  [AotW citation 20968]