b. 1839 Ireland. d. 06/02/1910 Ann Arbor, Michigan.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 01/09/1864 Jonesboro, Georgia.
Entered Service in the US Army from Ann Arbor, Michigan. Earned The Medal of Honor During the Civil War For heroism September 01, 1864 at Jonesboro, Georgia.
On September 1, 1864, during a charge against the entrenched Confederate forces at Jonesboro, Georgia, First Sergeant Patrick Irwin was the first man over the line of the works of the enemy, and demanded and received the surrender of Confederate General Daniel Govan and his command. His was one of four Medals of Honor awarded in this battle.
BURIAL LOCATION: ST THOMAS' CEMETERY, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN.
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