Frank A. Irvin was a First Lieutenant in
the 7th Iowa Infantry during the US Civil War. He was assigned to the US Signal Corps,
and served as Aide-de-Camp to General Franklin's Staff. He participated in the
Vicksburg (May 19-July 4, 1863) and Red River (March 10-May 28, 1864) campaigns. The
collection consists of military dispatch books and individual dispatches from 1862-1864,
personal military records and orders from 1862-1865, and testimonials dated
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