Irwin articles, 1876-1934.


Irwin, Bernard John Dowling, 1830-1917. Irwin articles, 1876-1934.

Irwin articles, 1876-1934.

Small collection of transcripts of articles written by Irwin. The manuscripts include "Apache Pass Fight," "The Chiricahua Apache Indians," and "Why the Apaches Made War". Also includes transcripts of articles by Irwin about the Tucson meterorites and a biographical sketch of Irwin by Col. M.L. Crimmins, "Brig. General B.J.D. Irwin, Medical Corp."

.25 linear ft. (1 box)

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Irwin, Bernard John Dowling, 1830-1917 (person)

Bernard John Dowling Irwin was born in Ireland and emigrated to the United States while still a boy. He graduated from New York Medical College in 1852 and began his service in the U.S. Army as a surgeon in 1855. In February 1861, while stationed at Fort Buchanan, Arizona, he led troops against Chiricahua Indians at Apache Pass. He was awarded the Medal of Honor and gained the nickname "The Fighting Doctor" for his gallantry. During the Civil War, Irwin introduced the use of tent field hospitals...