R.D. Herring

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Retired from twenty-two years in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1990. Have lived in beautiful East Tennessee since 2004. My wife, Nikki Lynn, and I are interested in helping folks with their local cemetery picture requests.

I am a descendant of the Herrings of Madison County, Georgia. Four brothers (along with their half-brother, James W. Payton) enlisted in Company A, 16th GA Volunteer Infantry Regiment, CSA (Madison County Greys) in 1861/62.

One brother, Henry L. Herring (my gg grandfather), survived, although he lost the use of an arm from a gunshot wound inflicted at Chancellorsville.

Also, their father, Alpheus Herring (age 51 in 1862), in the defense of his country, joined Echol's Light Artillery, CSA when it was organized in July, 1862; he survived.


"Their bodies are buried in peace; but their name liveth for evermore." - Ecclus 44: 14

"The past isn't gone. It isn't even past."
William Faulkner

"To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it is woven into the lives of our ancestors by the records of history?"
Cicero, Roman orator

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