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Irvin McDowell

(1818—1885)


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(1818–85) Union general, born in Columbus, Ohio. He commanded forces at First (1861) and Second (1862) Bull Run but held no important commands after his performance at those two disastrous defeats, which proved him ineffective in the field.

From The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military in Oxford Reference.

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