HERRON, FRANCIS J. - Medal of Honor Recipient

Rank and organization:   Lieutenant Colonel, 9th lowa Infantry. Place and date: At Pea Ridge, Ark., 7 May 1862.

Entered service at:   Pittsburgh, Pa. Born: 17 February 1837, Pittsburgh, Pa. Date of issue 26 September 1893.

Citation:   Was foremost in leading his men, rallying them to repeated acts of daring, until himself disabled and taken prisoner.

This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)