GEN. WILLIAM IRVINE brother DR. MATTHEW IRVINE grandson DR. WILLIAM. A. IRVINE
Title: Pioneer physicians of Western Pennsylvania: the president's address of the Medical Society of the State of Pennsylvania
Author: Davis, Thomas D.
Pennsylvania: s.n.], 1901
In 1781 GEN. WM. IRVINE succeeded Col. Daniel Brodhead as commandant at Ft. (pg. 31) Pitt and remained for two years.He was an accomplished Irishman just forty years of age.He was educated for the profession of medicine in the college at Dublin, under the celebrated Dr. Cleghorn, and during the seven-year war served as a surgeon on a British man-of-war.Soon after the conclusion of peace he moved to America and continued the practice of his practice of his profession in Carlisle, Pa.He was a brother of DR. MATTHEW IRVINE, the celebrated “fighting surgeon” of Lee’s Legion.His record in the Revolutionary war is well known.He was at the head of the Pennsylvania troops in the whiskey insurrection.He afterward moved to Philadelphia and was president of the Pennsylvania Society of Cincinnati. DR. IRVINE was twice a member of Congress and died in 1804, aged 63 years.His grandson was DR. WM. A. IRVINE, of Warren County, and a street in Pittsburgh did bear his name.During his command the last battle of the Revolutionary war was fought at the (pg. 32) county seat of this section, on July13, 1782.