(1841 - 1862)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
Son of a wealthy planter, he had attended Furman University, Greenville, SC in 1853, and was a freshman at South Carolina College in 1859. He enlisted in Company B, 3rd South Carolina Infantry Battalion on 8 April 1862 at Adams Run, SC at age 21.
On the Campaign
He was killed in action at Fox's Gap on 14 September 1862.
The rest of the War
There is a memorial to him in the Laurens City Cemetery.
References & notes
Basic information from Davis1. His father was Colonel James Henderson Irby (1793-1860) - who was also a lawyer, State legislator (1826-51) and Lt. Governor (1852-54).
1841; Laurens District, SC
09/14/1862 Fox's Gap, MD