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Federal (USV)


Edwin G. Irish

(1840 - 1901)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 111th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 21 year old farmer, he enlisted in Spring, PA and mustered into service as Sergeant, Company H, 111th Pennsylvania Infantry on 15 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was one of the 2 (with Private Daniel Gibson) out of 17 men of the Company in action at the battle who answered the roll at the end of the day.

The rest of the War

He reenlisted in December 1863 and mustered out with his Company on 19 July 1865.

After the War

The Township of Spring, Crawford County paid him (and other reenlisted veterans) a bonus of $200 in September 1866.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates1. His gravesite is on Findagrave. Thanks to Patrick Knierman for the pointer to Sergeant Irish and Private Gibson at Antietam, from Gibson's obituary, and for details from his transcription of the Company H Descriptive Book in the US National Archives.


02/1840; Erie County, PA


06/01/1901; burial in Spring Cemetery, Springboro, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, Vol. III, pg. 1048  [AotW citation 21668]