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Confederate (CSV)


William M. Herron

(1833 - 1872)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 26, he enlisted and mustered at Macon, Noxubee County, MS as a Private in Company A, 19th Mississippi Infantry on 22 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the thigh and captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was paroled on 30 September and in a Richmond, VA hospital by 2 November and furloughed there for 90 days on 16 December 1862. He was on wounded furlough to about June 1863 and afterward listed as absent without leave. He was discharged on 9 September 1864.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Military Service Records,1 online from fold3. His Sharpsburg wound also on a casualty list in the New Orleans Times-Picayune of 29 October 1862. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Easily confused with Private William Herron of Company G.


08/11/1833; Hazel Green, AL


08/20/1872; Neshoba County, MS; burial in Deerbrook Cemetery, Deerbrook, MS


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 29792]