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Federal (USV)

Private

Robert C. Irwin

(c. 1842 - 1862)

Home State: Michigan

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th Michigan Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 20, from Brooklyn, MI, he enlisted on 11 August and mustered as Private, Company E, 17th Michigan Infantry on 19 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Fox's Gap on South Mountain, MD on 14 September 1862.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Service from Record of Service.2

Birth

c. 1842

Death

09/14/1862 Fox's Gap, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3674]

2   State of Michigan, Office of the Adjutant General, and George H. Brown, Adjutant General; George H. Turner, Asst. AG, compiler, Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 46 volumes, Kalamazoo: Ihling Bros. & Everard, 1904-1915, Vol. 17, pg. 52  [AotW citation 20160]