Papers of Bernard John Dowling Irwin, 1850-1870.


Irwin, Bernard John Dowling, 1830-1917. Papers of Bernard John Dowling Irwin, 1850-1870.

Papers of Bernard John Dowling Irwin, 1850-1870.

Correspondence, circulars, orders, and other official documents, and a brochure on Irwin's military career. Most of the letters were addressed to Irwin while superintendent, U.S. Army General Hospital, Memphis, Tenn. (1863-1865). Correspondents include George A. Custer, Joseph Holt, Winfield Scott Hancock, John Page, Stephen A. Hurlbut, and R. C. Wood.

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