(1741–1804) Revolutionary War officer in the Continental army, born near Enniskillem, Fermanagh County, Northern Ireland. Irvine was captured during the Canadian expedition (1776) and later fought at the battle of Monmouth (1778). Irvine was commander of the western military department from 1781 to 1783, resigning that same year. After the war he served as a representative from Pennsylvania in the U.S. House (1793–95) and led state troops during the Whiskey Rebellion (1794) and the Quasi-War with France (1798).
From The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Warfare and Defence.