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Pvt John Herrod

Pvt John Herrod

Birth
Death 11 May 1864
Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA
Burial Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA
Plot Alabama State Section
Memorial ID 10197709 · View Source
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(New) Company G, 5th Alabama Infantry, O'Neal's Brigade, Rodes' Division, 2nd Corps, Army Of Northern Virginia, C.S.A.

Enlisted 8/21/1862 at Barbour, he was mustered into (new) "G" Company, 5th Alabama Infantry as a Private.
Killed In Action 5/11/1864 in the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House.

The 5th Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Montgomery, Alabama, in May, 1861, and proceeded to Virginia. Its companies were from the counties of Barbour, Clarke, Lowndes, Talladega, Dallas, Sumter, Monroe, Greene, and Pickens.
Reduced to a mere skeleton by 1864, the 5th Alabama participated in the battles of the Wilderness and Spottsylvania without severe loss. At The Wilderness, Rodes' Brigade stopped Union Gen. Warren's advance (May 5-6, 1864). At Spotsylvania, it defended the "Mule Shoe" salient (May 8-21, 1864).

Bio by: BigFrench


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  • Created by: BigFrench
  • Added: 31 Dec 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10197709
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt John Herrod (unknown–11 May 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10197709, citing Spotsylvania Confederate Cemetery, Spotsylvania, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by BigFrench (contributor 46554304) .