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Pvt. James K. Herron, Company D, 6th Tennessee Infantry

Stan Hutson
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Pvt. James K. Herron, Company D, 6th Tennessee Infantry. Mortally wounded at Shiloh on 6 April 1862. James K. Herron of Somerville, Tenn., was by all accounts one of the state’s finest sons. Soon after the war started, the 20-year-old joined Capt. William M.R. Johns’ company of Tennessee volunteers, which became Company D of the 6th Tennessee Infantry. He posed here with a Model 1855 rifle or rifled musket. During the Battle of Shiloh on April 6, 1862, he suffered a mortal wound and succumbed on April 19. “He lived twelve days and suffered much,” reported the Memphis Daily Appeal. “He leaves a large family of relatives and many friends to mourn his untimely death, but such was his faith and deportment, that they enjoy the consolation that he yet lives.”

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