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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1825

Vol. I
p353
408

(Born Pa.)

James R. Irwin

(Ap'd Pa.)

17

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1821, to July 1, 1825, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 1, 1825.

Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, July 1, 1825.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1826‑28; on Ordnance duty, Mar. 6, 1828, to Jan. 21, 1829; on Topographical duty, Jan. 21, 1829, to Jan. 19, 1833; on Engineer duty, Jan. 19,

(First Lieut., 1st Artillery, May 31, 1833)

1833, to June 2, 1834; in garrison at Ft. Macon, N. C., 1834‑35, — and at Castle Pinckney, S. C., 1835; on Engineer duty, Oct. 3, 1835, to Jan. 6, 1836; in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1836, 1837‑38, being engaged in the Skirmish of Okihumphy Swamp, Mar. 30, 1836, —

(Bvt. Capt., Aug. 21, 1836,
for Gallantry and Good Conduct in the War against the Florida Indians)

and Combat at Ft. Drane, Aug. 21, 1836; as Adjutant, 1st Artillery, at Regimental headquarters, Oct. 10, 1836, to May 23, 1838; on Quartermaster duty at Philadelphia, Pa., 1838‑40, — Ft. Monroe, Va., 1841‑43, —

(Capt., Staff — Asst. Quartermaster, July 7, 1838)

Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1843‑44, — Newport, Ky., 1844‑46, — Military

(Captain, 1st Artillery, May 16, 1842, to June 18, 1846)

Occupation of Texas, at La Vaca, 1846, — and as Chief Quartermaster of the Army commanded by Major-General Scott, in the War with Mexico, Apr. 7, 1847, to Jan. 10, 1848, being present at the Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17‑18, 1847, — Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8, 1847 — Storming of Chapultepec, Sep. 13, 1847, — Assault and Capture of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13‑14, 1847, — and throughout the entire campaign served with the greatest zeal and efficiency, till he

Died, Jan. 10, 1848, in the City of Mexico: Aged 47.


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