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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1882

Vol. III

(Born Ky.)

Francis G. Irwin

(Ap'd Ten.)


Born near Cadiz, KY.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1877, to June 13, 1882, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Cavalry, June 13, 1882.

Served: on frontier duty Scouting, and at Ft. Ellis, Mon., Oct. 4, 1882, to May 26, 1884, — Boisé Barracks, Ida., to Feb. 15, 1885, — and Ft. Bidwell, Cal., to Aug. 14, 1885; under instruction at the Infantry and Cavalry School of Application, Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., Sep. 1, 1885, to July 8, 1887; on frontier duty at Ft. Bidwell, Cal., Aug. 31, 1887, to Nov. 16, 1889; and in garrison at the Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., to –––––.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: At San Francisco, Cal.,

(First Lieut. of Cavalry, 2d Cavalry, March 24, 1890)

to June 7, 1890; at Ft. Bowie, Ariz., to Nov. 12, 1890; on leave to May 9, 1891; at San Carlos, Ariz., being frequently in the field in operations against Apache Indians, to Oct. 7, 1891; at Fort Bowie, Ariz., to April 12, 1892; in the field commanding escort to the Mexican Boundary Survey, to Sept. 4, 1892, and at Fort Wingate, N. M., to Oct., 1892; on recruiting service at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., to May 10, 1893, and at Springfield, Ill., to Oct. 7, 1896; on leave to Jan. 11, 1897; garrison duty  p363 at Fort Wingate, N. M., to Feb. 28, 1897; Acting Indian Agent at Fort Hall Agency, Ida., March 3, 1897 to June 8, 1898; (Regimental Adjutant, July 22, 1898 to March 12, 1899); with regiment at Tampa, Fla., to Aug., 1898; at Montauk Point, N. Y., to Oct., 1898; at Huntsville, Ala., to Feb., 1899; at Cienfuegos, Cuba, to March 12, 1899.

(Captain of Cavalry, 2d Cavalry, March 2, 1899)

— Assistant to Depot Quartermaster at Matanzas, Cuba, to May 1, 1899; Collector of Customs at Manzanillo, Cuba, to April, 1900, and at Santiago, Cuba, to ––––

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Unknown from April, 1900 to date of retirement, no information having been received.

(P. M., by detail, July 25, 1902)

(Assigned to 2d Cavalry, July 25, 1906)

(Major, 8th Cavalry, Nov. 20, 1908)

Major, U. S. A., Retired, Dec. 25, 1908,
at his own request, over 30 Years' Service.

Vol. VI
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Francis Gibson Irwin, Born Dec. 10, 1859.)

Military History. —

Captain, 2d Cavalry, March 2, 1899.

Collector of Customs at Manzanillo, Cuba, May 1, 1899, to April, 1900, and at Santiago, Cuba, to June 17, 1902; on leave of absence, June 18 to

(Captain and Paymaster, by Detail, July 25, 1902)

July 24, 1902; at Governor's Island, N. Y., July 25, 1902, to June 5, 1903; en route to Philippines to July 26, 1903; Paymaster in Department of Luzon, July 28, 1903, to Nov. 15, 1905; on leave of absence in China and Japan to Jan. 8, 1906; on duty in Department of California, Jan. 9 to July 25, 1906, when he was relieved from detail in Pay Department;

(Assigned to 2d Cavalry, July 25, 1906)

on leave of absence, July 26 to Nov. 21, 1906; at Fort Assinniboine, Mont., commanding Troop, Nov. 23, 1906, to June 10, 1907; at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, from June 13, 1907; in the field in South Dakota during Ute Indian disturbances, Nov. 3 to Dec. 20, 1907;

(Major, 8th Cavalry, Nov. 20, 1908)

on leave of absence, Nov. 28 to Dec. 25, 1908.

Major, U. S. A., Retired, Dec. 25, 1908,
At His Own Request, After Over 30 Years' Service.

Vol. VII
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1920]

Military History. —

Major, U. S. A., Retired, Dec. 25, 1908,
at His Own Request, After Over 30 Years' Service.

[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Maj. Ret., Dec. 25, 1908.

Died, Dec. 23,​b 1933, at Paris, France: Aged 74.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1935.

Buried, Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris, France.

Thayer's Notes:

a Maj. Irwin's birthplace is from his death certificate as reproduced on Find-a‑Grave  (q.v.).

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b His death certificate  (q.v.) gives Dec. 24.

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