Guide to the Frank A. Irvin Papers, 1862-1914

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Overview of the Collection

Collection Title: Frank A. Irvin Papers
Dates: 1862-1914
Identification: SC/FAI
Creator: Irvin, Frank A.
Physical Description: 0.21 linear feet
Language of Materials: English
Repository: Special Collections
Abstract: 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 1870-1915.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Genre/Form of Material:

Paper records

Geographic Name:

United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns
Vicksburg (Miss.) -- History -- Siege, 1863

Personal Name:

Irvin, Frank A.

Topical Term:

Red River Expedition, 1864

Administrative Information

Processing Information:

Tony Gardner

Conditions Governing Use:

Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research use.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item], [date], Frank A. Irvin Papers, Special Collections and Archives, Oviatt Library, California State University, Northridge.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of military dispatch books and individual dispatches from 1862-1864, personal military records and orders from 1862-1865, and testimonials dated 1870-1915. It includes dispatches sent during the Vicksburg campaign to and from General Ulysses S. Grant, General John Alexander McClernand, General Cadwallader C. Washburn, and Admiral David Dixon Porter, and dispatches sent during the Red River Campaign to and from General Nathaniel P. Banks, and General Franklin.

Collection Contents

Box 1, Folder 1

Military Dispatch Record Books, April 1863-October 1864

Box 1, Folder 2

Military Dispatches, 1862 December 19-1863 October 12

Box 1, Folder 3

Military Service Records, April 1862-November 1914

Box 1, Folder 4

Military Passes and Related Documents, 1861-1863

Box 1, Folder 5

Civil War Ephemera