Guide to the Frank A. Irvin Papers, 1862-1914
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Overview of the Collection
Collection Title: Frank A. Irvin Papers
Irvin, Frank A.
Physical Description: 0.21
Language of Materials:
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
This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Genre/Form of Material:
United States -- History --
Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns
Vicksburg (Miss.) --
History -- Siege, 1863
Irvin, Frank A.
Red River Expedition, 1864
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Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s)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.
Digital reproductions of items in this collection are available electronically as a
part of the
Civil War Narratives
[Identification of item], [date],
Frank A. Irvin Papers,
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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.
Box 1, Folder 1
Military Dispatch Record Books,
April 1863-October 1864
Box 1, Folder 2
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,