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Title: James Veech Copybook of the General William Irvine Papers
Collection Number: DAR.1925.11
Creator: Veech, James, 1808-1879

Collection Dates: 1778-1822
Extent: 0.42 linear feet (1 box)

Language: English

The collection consists of a single bound volume containing copies of extracts from Brigadier General William Irvine’s book and papers. Irvine commanded Fort Pitt in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from November 6, 1781 to September 30, 1783. During that time, Fort Pitt served as the headquarters for the western theatre during the Revolutionary War. One section of this collection is comprised of copies of letters to and from General Irvine, as well as summaries of orders he issued and courts-martials he presided over while in command of Fort Pitt. Digital reproductions of this collection are available online.