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19506 Surgeon Bernard J. D. Irwin 9X 12”Albumen
Irwin was an assistant army surgeon during the
Apache Wars and the first (chronologically by action)
Medal of Honor recipient. His actions against Cochise,
the Chiricahua Apache chief February 13, 1861, are
the earliest for which the Medal of Honor was