Herron, Francis Jay

Major General Francis Jay Herron was the first person to volunteer for the Civil War as Captain of the Governor's Greys of Dubuque, Iowa.  For acts while Lt. Colonel of the 9th Iowa Infantry, Herron was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.  Major General Herron also received the sword of the last surrendering Confederate army to end the Civil War.

Photographs & Images

LJTP 100.006 - Major General Francis J. Herron

LJTP 100.006 - Major General Francis J. Herron

LJTP 100.065 - Francis Jay Herron by S. Root - c.1862

LJTP 100.065 - Francis Jay Herron by S. Root - c.1862

LJTP 100.096 - General Francis J. Herron - circa 1862

LJTP 100.096 - General Francis J. Herron - circa 1862

LJTP 100.098 - General Francis J. Herron wood carving circa 1861