|Death: ||Jun. 28, 1901|
United States Navy Rear Admiral.
During the Civil War he served on the "USS Wabash", participating in the capture of forts at Hatteras Inlet, Fort Walker and Beauregard, the engagement at Port Royal, and the capture of Fort Pulaski.
Midshipman, 9 September, 1847. Passed Midshipman, 10 June, 1853. Master, 16 September, 1855. Lieutenant, 16 September, 1855. Lieutenant Commander, 16 July, 1862. Commander, 25 July, 1866. Captain, 15 May, 1875. Commodore, 4 March, 1886. Rear Admiral, 19 May, 1891. Retired List 15 April, 1894.
Son of United States Congressman William Wallace Irwin and his first wife Frances Everallyn Rose Irwin.
William Wallace Irwin (1803 - 1856)
Frances Everallyn Rose Irwin (1809 - 1836)
Everalyn Irwin (1860 - 1871)*
John Irwin (1873 - 1940)*
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Section 1, Site 496
Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: Feb 16, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48206630
In 1849 Seaman John Irwin wrote to his sister Frances from Bremenhaven, Germany:".... We left Copenhagen the 2nd of August and arrived in Stockholm on the 10th. The entrance to this place is beautiful, in fact some of our Officers who have been nearly a...(Read more)|
Added: Aug. 12, 2012
His mother was actually Frances Everallyn Rose, William Wallace Irwin's 1st wife. Sophia Bache was his 2nd wife (they were married in 1839).Frances E. Rose was the daughter of William Lucius Rose and Charlotte Clara Smith of New York. Frances was a grea...(Read more)|
Added: Apr. 19, 2011