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Patrick Irwin

  • Rank: First Sergeant (Highest Rank: First Lieutenant)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company H,
    14th Michigan Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: September 1, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Jonesboro, Georgia, USA
In a charge by the 14th Michigan Infantry against the entrenched enemy, Irwin was the first man over the line of works of the enemy, and demanded and received the surrender of Confederate Gen. Daviel Govan and his command.
Medal of Honor Recipient Patrick Irwin
Medal of Honor Recipient Patrick Irwin
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, Michigan
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: April 28, 1896
  • Born: 1839, Ireland
  • Died: February 6, 1910
  • Buried: St. Thomas' Cemetery (MH), Ann Arbor, MI, United States

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