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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1840

Vol. II

(Born D. C.)

Douglass S. Irwin

(Ap'd at Large)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1836, to July 1, 1840, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, July 1, 1840.

Second Lieut., 3d Infantry, Nov. 18, 1840.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1840‑41; in the Florida War, 1841‑42; in garrison at Ft. Stansbury, Fla., 1842‑43, — and Jefferson

(Bvt. First Lieut., Sep. 7, 1841,
for Gallantry and Good Conduct in the War against the Florida Indians)

Barracks, Mo., 1843‑44; on frontier duty at Ft. Jesup (Camp Wilkins), La. 1844‑45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; as

(First Lieut., 3d Infantry, May 18, 1846)

Adjutant 3d Infantry, Oct. 12, 1845, to Sep. 21, 1846; and in the War with Mexico, 1846, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, — Battle of Resaca-de‑la‑Palma, May 9, 1846, — and Battle of Monterey, where, in a desperate conflict of the regiment of which he was the Adjutant, in the streets of the city, he was

Killed, Sep. 21, 1846: Aged 26.

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