Herron, Francis Jay

Major General Francis Jay Herron started the Civil War as Captain of the Governor’s Greys of Dubuque, Iowa.  Captain Herron of the 1st Iowa Volunteer Infantry was promoted to Lt. Colonel of the 9th Iowa Volunteer Infantry. For acts while Lt. Colonel of the 9th Iowa Infantry during the Battle of Pea Ridge, Herron was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor and promoted to Brigadier General.  For his efforts at Prairie Grove, Arkansas, Herron was promoted to Major General.

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