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Confederate (CSV)


John Herbert

(? - 1862)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

An unmarried clerk in Mobile, he enlisted there as Private, Company H, 8th Alabama Infantry on 14 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 and captured. He was later placed on a Roll of Honor by the men of the regiment for his bravery there.

The rest of the War

He was paroled on 27 September but died of wounds on 4 October 1862 at Sharpsburg, MD while still a prisoner.

References & notes

His service from the State of Alabama1 and Herbert's (no relation) History,2 both of which say he was killed outright at Sharpsburg. His capture and death details from his Compiled Service Record (CSR) at the US National Archives via fold3.


Date not known in IRELAND


10/04/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <>, Source page: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=88984  [AotW citation 25748]

2   Herbert, Hilary Abner, and Maurice S. Fortin, editor, History of the Eighth Alabama Volunteer Regiment, C.S.A, The Alabama Historical Quarterly, 1977-00-00, pp. 81, 286  [AotW citation 26045]