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There are a number of E. Herrings, see below:

David Herring, age 35, enlisted as a Private in Company B, 33rd Alabama Infantry March 11, 1862 in Clopton Dale County, Alabama by Col. Henry D. Clayton for 3 years, or the war, died of disease at Hospital, Dalton, Georgia March 24, 1863, his mother, Ann Herring, filed claim for his pay & allowances October 15, 1863

M311: Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Alabama


The Thirty-third, organized at Pensacola, in April, 1862, was
sent to Corinth soon after the battle of Shiloh.

It took part in the Kentucky campaign at the capture of
Munfordville, September 17th, and suffered heavy loss at
Perryville, October 8th. It was greatly distinguished at
Murfreesboro, December 31, 1862, to January 2, 1863.

The brilliant record of the regiment was again established at
Chickamauga, September 19th and 20th, where it lost 133 men.
The Eighteenth battalion, Major Gibson, had been attached to the
regiment and amalgamated with it, so that henceforth their
history is identical, and in this battle perished the gallant
leader of the battalion.

The roll of honor of the organization is a long and creditable
one. The regiment was at Lookout Mountain, November 24th,
Missionary Ridge, November 25th, and Ringgold, November 27th.

Worn, weary, many of the men barefooted, the regiment never lost
its spirit, but fought on to the end with the same undaunted
bravery. It wintered in Dalton and took part in all the battles
and skirmishes from there to Chattanooga, always in the front.

Its gallant Colonel Adams was killed at Atlanta, July 22, 1864.
With Hood in Tennessee, the regiment lost heavily, its strength
of 285 men being reduced to less than 80. T he regiment was
transferred to North Carolina and surrendered at Smithfield.

Adjutant Stalworth died at Tupelo; Adjt. A. M. Moore and Capt.
William S. Sims were killed at Chickamauga; Capt. William E.
Dodson at Kenesaw; Capt. J. D. McKee at Perryville; Capts. John
C. Norman and W. E. Cooper in a railroad accident.

Among the field officers were Col. Samuel Adams, killed at
Atlanta, and Col. Robert Crittenden; Lieut.Cols. Daniel H. Horn,
and James H. Dunklin, who was wounded at Chickamauga.

Source: Confederate Military History, vol. VIII, p. 160


Elisha Herring, Sgt., Co. K, 36th Alabama Infantry,

36th Regiment, Alabama Infantry

36th Infantry Regiment was organized at Mount Vernon, Alabama, in May, 1862, with men from Mobile, Tuscaloosa, Greene, Fayette, Sumter, and Monroe counties. The unit was involved in constructing the defenses at Oven and Choctaw Bluffs, then was stationed at Mobile until April, 1863. Assigned to General Clayton's and later Holtzclaw's Brigade, it participated in difficult campaigns of the Army of Tennessee from Chickamauga to Nashville. Transferred to the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana, it continued the fight at Spanish Fort. At the Battle of Chickamauga it was reported that the regiment had 28 officers, 429 men, and 401 guns on September 19; and 20 officers, 338 men, and 316 guns on September 20. It sustained 147 casualties at Chattanooga, and mustered a force of 353 effectives in December, 1863, and about 300 in November, 1864. The unit lost 110 wounded and captured at Spanish Fort, and few were included in the surrender on May 4, 1865. Its commanders were Colonels Thomas H. Herndon, Robert H. Smith, and Lewis T. Woodruff; and Major Charles S. Henagan.


Elisha A. Herring, Pvt. Co. H & K, 1st Alabama Infantry, assembled at Pensacola

1st Regiment, Alabama Infantry
1st Infantry Regiment completed its organization at Pensacola, Florida, in March, 1861. The men were from the counties of Tallapoosa, Pike, Lowndes, Wilcox, Talladega, Barbour, and Macon. For a year it manned the batteries at Pensacola, then with 1,000 men moved to Missouri where all but a detachment were captured at Island No. 10. The prisoners were exchanged during September, 1862, and it was soon ordered to Port Hudson. Here the unit endured many hardships, and nearly 500 were captured on July 9, 1863. Exchanged and reorganized with 610 effectives the 1st joined the Army of Tennessee and served in General Quarles' and Shelley's Brigade. It took an active part in the Atlanta and Tennessee Campaigns, and ended the war in North Carolina. Its casualties were high at Peach Tree Creek and were again heavy at Franklin and Nashville. Less than 100 surrendered in April, 1865. The field officers were Colonels Henry D. Clayton and I.G.W. Steedman, Lieutenant Colonel Michael B. Locke, and Majors S.L. Knox and Jere N. Williams


E. Herring, Pvt., Co. A, 18th Alabama Infantry, organized at Auburn

18th Regiment, Alabama Infantry

18th Infantry Regiment completed its organization in September, 1861, at Auburn, Alabama. The men were recruited in the counties of Coffee, Pike, Coosa, Butler, Jefferson, Tuscaloosa, Shelby, Talladega, and Covington. It was attached to the Department of Alabama and West Florida, then in March, 1862, moved to Tennessee. Assigned to J.K. Jackson's Brigade, the unit took an active part in the fight at Shiloh. Later it was ordered to Mobile and placed under the command of Generals Slaughter and Cumming. The 18th moved again in April, 1863, and attached to General Clayton's and Holtzclaw's Brigade fought with the Army of Tennessee from Chickamauga to Nashville. Returning to Mobile in January, 1865, it participated in the defense of Spanish Fort. The regiment totalled 858 men in January, 1861, but lost 20 killed and 80 wounded at Shiloh and fifty-six percent of the 527 engaged at Chickamauga. It sustained 209 casualties at Chattanooga and had a force of 275 effectives in November, 1864. The unit was included in the surrender of the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana. Its field officers were Colonels E.C. Bullock, James T. Holtzclaw, Eli S. Shorter, and James Strawbridge; Lieutenant Colonels Peter F. Hunley and R.F. Inge;


E. Herring, Co. G, 21st Alabama Infantry, organized at Mobile

21st Regiment, Alabama Infantry

21st Infantry Regiment was organized at Mobile, Alabama, in October, 1861, and served there during the winter. Its members were recruited in Mobile and the counties of Washington, Marengo, Baldwin, Montgomery, and Greene. In March, 1862, it moved to Corinth and, assigned to General Gladden's Brigade, was conspicuous in the Battle of Shiloh. On the return to Corinth, the regiment was reorganized, saw light action at Farmington, then was ordered back to Mobile. Here it was trained in heavy artillery and brigaded under Higgins, Page, and B.M. Thomas. The 21st participated in the battles of Forts Gaines and Morgan and Spanish Fort. Six companies were captured at Fort Gaines and two at Fort Morgan, but the two at Fort Powell blew up and evacuated that post. The men were captured at Fort Gaines were later exchanged, the others were not. It lost thirty-one percent fof the 650 engaged at Shiloh, had 10 killed and 25 wounded at Spanish Fort, and surrendered on May 6, 1865, about 250 strong. The field officers were Colonels Charles D. Anderson and James Crawford; Lieutenant Colonels S.W. Cayce, A.J. Ingersoll, C.S. Stewart, and James M. Williams; and Majors Charles B. Johnston, F.J. McCoy, and Frederick Stewart.


E. Herring, Pvt., Alabama Camp of Instruction, Talladega


Elisha Herring, Pvt., Co. H, 28th Alabama Infantry

28th Regiment, Alabama Infantry

28th Infantry Regiment, formed at Shelby Springs, Alabama, in March, 1862, contained men from Perry, Blount, Marshall, Jefferson, Walker, and Dallas counties. It moved to Corith and suffered losses from camp diseases. Later the unit was ordered to Kentucky and fought at Munfordville. It then joined the Army of Tennessee and served under Generals Trapier, J.P. Anderson, and Manugault. The 28th took an active part in the campaigns of the army from Murfreesboro to Atlanta, was with Hood in Tennessee, and saw action in North Carolina. It was organized with 1,100 men, reported 105 casualties at Murfreesboro and 172 at Lookout Mountain. In December, 1863, it totalled 276 men and 189 arms. The regiment lost 4 killed and 24 wounded at Ezra Church, and many were disabled at Nashville. Very few surrendered in April, 1865. Its commanders were Colonels John W. Frazer and John C. Reid, and Lieutenant Colonels William L. Butler and T.W.W. Davis.

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