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J.F. Herrick

J.F. Herrick

Federal (USV)


John Frank Herrick

(1836 - 1909)

Home State: Ohio

Education: Oberlin College, Class of 1862

Command Billet: Commanding Company

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 87th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

He enrolled as Captain, Company D, 87th Ohio Infantry on 31 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He was captured with the garrison at Harpers Ferry on 15 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He studied the law while on parole, at Ohio State and Union Law College in Cleveland, graduating in June 1863. After being exchanged, he formed a volunteer Company for, and in July was appointed Captain of Company F, 12th Ohio Cavalry. He was promoted to Major on 24 October 1863 and Lieutenant Colonel on 15 July 1865.

After the War

He had been admitted to the bar in 1863 and in 1865 he began a 45-year practice in Cleveland. He was State Senator 1900-1904.

References & notes

Service and biographical details from a sketch in Bench and Bar of Ohio (Vol. 2, 1897) and his death notice in the Oberlin College Alumni Magazine (Volume 6, Issue 1, 1909). His photograph from one in Hamersly1.


02/23/1836; Wellington, OH


07/05/1909; Cleveland, OH


1   Hamersly, Lewis Randolph, Officers of the Volunteer Army and Navy who served in the Civil War, Philadelphia: Hamersly, L.R & Co., 1893, pg. 28  [AotW citation 10156]