In stock - comes with Letter of Authenticity from Historic Autographs - authenticated by National Park Services! Irvin McDowell (October 15, 1818 May 4, 1885). He is best known for his defeat in the First Battle of Bull Run.The first large-scale battle of the American Civil War. In 1862, he was given command of the I Corps. Of the Army of the Potomac. He fought unsuccessfully against Stonewall Jackson. S troops during the Valley Campaign of 1862.
And was blamed for contributing to the defeat of United States troops at the Second Battle of Bull Run. Later service and postbellum career.McDowell was born in Columbus, Ohio. Son of Abram Irvin McDowell.
He was a cousin-in-law of John Buford. And his brother, John Adair McDowell.
Served as the first colonel of the 6th Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Irvin initially attended the College de Troyes in France. Before graduating from the United States Military Academy. In 1838, where one of his classmates was P. His future adversary at First Bull Run.He was commissioned a second lieutenant. And posted to the 1st U. McDowell served as a tactics. Instructor at West Point, before becoming aide-de-camp.
And served in the Adjutant General's department after the war. While in that department he was promoted to major on May 31, 1856. Between 1848 and 1861, McDowell generally served as a staff officer to higher-ranking military leaders, and developed experience in logistics and supply.
He developed a close friendship with General Winfield Scott. While serving on his staff. He also served under future Confederate general Joseph E. McDowell was promoted to brigadier general.
On May 14, 1861, and given command of the Army of Northeastern Virginia. Despite never having commanded troops in combat. The promotion was partly because of the influence of his mentor, Treasury Secretary. Although McDowell knew that his troops were inexperienced and unready, and protested that he was a supply officer, not a field commander, pressure from the Washington. Forced him to launch a premature offensive against Confederate.
His strategy during the First Battle of Bull Run. Was imaginative but ambitiously complex, and his troops were not experienced enough to carry it out effectively, resulting in an embarrassing rout. Irvin McDowell (left) with General George B.After the defeat at Bull Run, Maj. Was placed in command of the new Union Army. Defending Washington, the Army of the Potomac. McDowell commanded a division in the new army, but McClellan soon reorganized his command and McDowell was given I Corps.
His corps stayed behind to defend Washington, and was eventually supposed to march to McClellan's support while the latter fought in the Peninsula Campaign. However, the nervous politicians who feared that General Thomas J. Would eventually include an attack on Washington kept McDowell's 40,000 soldiers behind.Eventually, the three independent commands of Generals McDowell, John C. And McDowell led the III Corps. Because of his actions at Cedar Mountain. McDowell was eventually brevetted major general. In the regular army; however, he was blamed for the subsequent disaster at Second Bull Run. He escaped culpability by testifying against Maj. Whom Pope court-martialed for alleged insubordination.
Despite his formal escape, McDowell spent the following two years in effective exile from the leadership of the Army. In July 1864, McDowell was given command of the Department of the Pacific.He later commanded the Department of California. From July 27, 1865 to March 31, 1868, briefly commanded the Fourth Military Department. Then commanded the Department of the East. From July 16, 1868 - December 16, 1872. On November 25, 1872, he was promoted to major-general. On December 16, 1872, McDowell succeeded General George G. As commander of the Military Division of the South. And remained until June 30, 1876. From July 1, 1876 to his retirement on October 15, 1882, he was commander of the Division of the Pacific. In 1879, when a Board of Review commissioned by President. Issued its report recommending a pardon for Fitz John Porter, it attributed much of the loss of the Second Battle of Bull Run to McDowell. In the report he was depicted as indecisive, uncommunicative, and inept, repeatedly failing to answer Porter's requests for information, failing to forward intelligence of Longstreet's positioning to Pope, and neglecting to take command of the left wing of the Union Army as was his duty under the Articles of War. Following his retirement from the army in 1882, General McDowell exercised his fondness for landscape gardening, serving as Park Commissioner of San Francisco.
Until his death on May 4, 1885. In this capacity he constructed a park in the neglected reservation of the Presidio, laying out drives that commanded views of the Golden Gate.
He is buried in San Francisco National Cemetery. In the Presidio of San Francisco.
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