|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from New York's 28th district
March 4, 1859 - March 3, 1861
|William H. Kelsey|
|Robert B. Van Valkenburgh|
|Born||February 14, 1820|
Whitney Point, New York, US
|Died||November 12, 1882 (aged 62)|
San Francisco, California, US
|Branch/service||United States Army|
|Rank|| Lieutenant Colonel|
Brevet Brigadier General
|Unit||10th New York Cavalry|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
William Irvine (February 14, 1820 – November 12, 1882) was an American politician, a United States Representative for New York's 28th district, and a lieutenant colonel in the Union Army during the American Civil War.
At the start of the Civil War he entered the army and assisted in raising the 10th New York Cavalry, of which he became lieutenant colonel on November 25, 1861. He with his regiment served in fifty-five battle engagements from 1862 to the last conflict at Appomattox, Virginia in April 1865. He was brevetted to brigadier general on March 13, 1865, and was adjutant general on the staff of Governor Fenton in 1865 and 1866. After the war he moved to San Francisco, California and resumed the practice of law until his death.