Brev. Brig. Gen. (USA) William Maclay Irwin

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Brev. Brig. Gen. (USA) William Maclay Irwin

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Mifflin, Juniata County, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: January 17, 1886 (66-67)
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States
Place of Burial: Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of (Major) John Irwin and Sallie “Sarah" Irwin
Husband of Mary Irwin and Julia Cynthia Irwin
Father of Mary Henrietta “Hetty” Hannum (Irwin) and Howard Chamberlin Irwin
Brother of Mary Matilda Brison; Henrietta Howard Purviance; Jane Elizabeth McClelland; George Howard Irwin; Ann Susan Worrall and 1 other

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About Brev. Brig. Gen. (USA) William Maclay Irwin

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. He attended Dickinson College and prior to the Civil War practiced law.

Fought in the Mexican War and followed that service as Adjutant General of Pennsylvania from 1848 to 1852.

During the Civil War he served first as Colonel and commander of the 7th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (a three-month enlistment unit), then as Colonel and commander of the 49th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.

He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for “gallant conduct in the battle of Antietam, Md.” In his postwar career he engaged in mining and railroad pursuits.

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Brev. Brig. Gen. (USA) William Maclay Irwin's Timeline

1819
1819
Mifflin, Juniata County, Pennsylvania, United States
1844
November 11, 1844
Lewistown, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, United States
1875
June 4, 1875
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States
1886
January 17, 1886
Age 67
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States
January 18, 1886
Age 67
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States