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W. H. Irwin
W. H. Irwin

Federal (USA)

Colonel

William Howard Irwin

(? - 1886)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Command Billet: Brigade Commander
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, VI Corps

see his Battle Report

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Before the Antietam Campaign:
Summary of service: Served in the Mexican War (1847-8) and was brevetted for bravery. Enlisted at Wars' beginning as Private, Logan's (PA) Guard. Was then Colonel of the 7th (Three-Month's Service) and most recently 49th Pennsylvania Infantry, which he led on the Peninsula Campaign. Col Irwin was appointed Brigade Commander just at the start of the Maryland Campaign.

The remainder of the War:
He resigned his commission October 24, 1863.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: Heitman, Francis Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, Washington, US Government Printing Office, 1903.

Birth State: PA    
Death Date: 1/17/1886    

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