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  John White Geary
Geary was born December 30, 1819, in Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland County, the son of Richard Geary, an ironmaster and schoolmaster of Scottish heritage, and Margaret White, a native of Maryland with English roots.
Geary, John White, the third territorial governor of Kansas, was born in Westmoreland county, Pa., Dec. 30, 1819.
Geary visited the county in 1856, and the same year the county was represented in the Topeka legislature by J. Pillsbury in the council and Abram Barry in the house.
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  AllRefer.com - John White Geary (U.S. History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
John White Geary[gEr´E] Pronunciation Key, 1819–73, American politician and Union general in the Civil War, b.
In the Civil War, Geary was made a brigadier general of volunteers in Apr., 1862.
Geary was elected governor of Pennsylvania in 1866 and held that office until shortly before his death.
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 John W. Geary -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Geary's division was heavily engaged at (A major battle in the American Civil War (1863); the Confederates under Robert E. Lee defeated the Union forces under Joseph Hooker) Chancellorsville, where he was knocked unconscious as a cannonball shot past his head on May 3, 1863.
Geary lost track of the division he was supposed to follow south on the Baltimore Pike and inexplicably marched completely off the battlefield, eventually reaching Rock Creek.
Geary's son Edward died in his arms at the (additional info and facts about Battle of Wauhatchie) Battle of Wauhatchie, enraging him sufficiently to prevail in a battle in which his division was greatly outnumbered.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/j/jo/john_w._geary.htm   (1001 words)

 Geary County - KS-Cyclopedia - 1912
Geary County, originally called Davis, is located in the northeastern part of the state, being in the third tier of counties south of Nebraska and in the fifth west from the Missouri river.
John C. Fremont, in his report of the expedition to the Rocky mountains, says, "we arrived on the 8th (June, 1843) at the mouth of the Smokyhill fork, which is the principal southern branch of the Kansas, forming here, by its junction with the Republican, or northern branch, the main Kansas river."
Geary visited the county in 1856, and the same year the county was represented in the Topeka legislature by J. Pillsbury in the council and Abram Barry in the house.
skyways.lib.ks.us /genweb/archives/1912/g/geary_county.html   (1899 words)

 GEARY, Joh.G.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
GEARY, Joh.G. Gov. John White, the son of Richard Geary and Margaret White, was born December 30, 1819, near Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland county, Pa. The father was of Scotch-Irish ancestry, a native of Franklin county, and a man of education, refined tastes and superior moral excellence.
General Geary was continued at the head of his old division, with the addition of a brigade from the Eleventh Corps.
Geary died on the 28th of February, 1853, and in November, 1858, Governor Geary was married to Mrs.
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 John White Geary
Geary was born in Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland County in Pennsylvania on December 30, 1819.
Geary marched at the head of one of the march columns as the army approached the rebel stronghold of Savannah, Georgia.
Geary's Regiment was one of the first to enlist; had been the first to reenlist for the duration of the war as veteran volunteers, and now basked in its well earned glory by marching at the head of Geary’s White Stars.
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 John White Geary — Infoplease.com
In the Civil War, Geary was made a brigadier general of volunteers in Apr., 1862.
He was wounded at Cedar Mt. (1862), commanded a division of the Army of the Potomac at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg (1863), distinguished himself under Joseph Hooker in the Chattanooga campaign (1864), and fought in W. Sherman's campaigns (1864–65).
Geary was elected governor of Pennsylvania in 1866 and held that office until shortly before his death.
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 John W. Geary Biography Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Born in Mount Pleasant, Pa., December 30, 1819, Geary was a man equally at home in politics and the military.
When the Civil War began, Geary immediately issued a call in his home state for troops; so well respected was he that 68 companies responded to his proclamation.
At the Battle of Cedar Mountain in August of that year, Geary was wounded in the foot and shoulder.
www.civilwarhome.com /gearybio.htm   (298 words)

 John White Geary
GEARY, John White, soldier, born near Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, 30 December 1819" died in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 8 February, 1873.
The corps to which General Geary's regiment was attached joined the Army of the Cumberland, under General Hooker's command, to aid in repairing the disaster at Chickamauga, and he took part in the battles Of Wauhatchie and Lookout Mountain, in both of which he was distinguished.
During his administration the debt of the commonwealth was reduced, an effort to take several millions from the sinking fund of the state bonds was prevented, a disturbance at, Williams-port quelled, and a bureau of labor statistics established by the legislature, 12 April, 1872.
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 Kansas and Kansans Ch. 34 Pt. 1
The third Governor of Kansas Territory was John White Geary.
Whites and fls, men, women and children of all ages, were crowded together in one confused mass, or hurrying hither and yon, as though some terrible event was about to transpire.
Woodson kept the Governor in ignorance of his "open insurrection and rebellion" proclamation, and proceeded about his duties of Secretary with such complacency, affability, suavity, and withal bore such an air of confident satisfaction, that the Governor was for the moment deceived as to the magnitude of the storm gathering along the borders of Missouri.
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 John White Geary, Major General   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
John Geary was a student at Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pa., when the death of his father forced him to begin adult life early.
General Geary served one year as mayor, then returned to Pennsylvania in 1852 on a six-months leave of absence to visit his family and friends.
Geary selected 15 and organized the oversized 28th Pennsylvania Infantry, which included Knap’s Independent Artillery Battery E. Service with Brigadier General Nathaniel P. Banks along the upper Potomac River (Harper's Ferry, Bolivar Heights, Leesburg) resulted in his commission as Brigadier General of Volunteers on 25 April 1862.
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 JOHN WHITE GEARY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
John White Geary has yet to be the subject of a satisfactory or comprehensive biography.
Geary's letters to his wife, Mary, his scrapbooks, and his personal papers are located at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (with a copy of these letters at the Atlanta Historical Society, Atlanta, Georgia).
Geary was a vain man whose ambitions ran through the Commonwealth Capitol at Harrisburg all the way to the White House, was renowned for a short temper and a sharper tongue, and had a reputation as a strict disciplinarian.
www.gdg.org /Research/OOB/Union/July1-3/jgeary.html   (2125 words)

GEARY, John White, general, was born on December 30, 1819, in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania.
In the fall of 1863, his division was with the force sent to the relief of Chattanooga, and was assigned to the Army of the Cumberland as part of the XII (later XX) Corps.
Geary participated in the fighting around Chattanooga, the Atlanta campaign, the March to the Sea, and the Carolinas campaign.
www.alexanderstreet2.com /CWLD/BIOS/A4411BIO.html   (465 words)

 John White Geary - First San Francisco Mayor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
John Geary was born December 20, 1819 in a log house near Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, and served in the Mexican War with the 2nd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment.
A battlefield statue of Mayor Geary, as a general in the Union Army, was erected in 1915 at Gettysburg.
Geary Street in San Francisco is named for John White Geary.
www.sfmuseum.org /bio/geary.html   (254 words)

 Amazon.ca: Books: A Politician Goes to War: The Civil War Letters of John White Geary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Geary saw action at Cedar Mountain and Gettysburg in the Virginia theater and in the major campaigns in the west—from lifting the siege at Chattanooga to marching with William T. Sherman through Georgia and the Carolinas.
The fascination Geary’s letters held for Wiley, the quintessential scholar of the common person, is clear: the letters of an uncommon man reveal ordinary concerns about children, money, home, and religion that linked Geary to many on both sides of the war.
Geary’s letters also show another side of the officer, that of the consummate politician who knew that military service provided capital for future political campaigns.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0271013389   (616 words)

 The Political Graveyard: Index to Politicians: Gayle to Gees
Son of John Wesley Gearhart and Mary Elizabeth (Johnson) Gearhart.
Geary, Irving — of Buffalo, Erie County, N.Y. Democrat.
Member of New York state legislature; state court judge in New York; U.S. Representative from New York 19th District, 1813-15.
www.politicalgraveyard.com /bio/gayle-geerlings.html   (1249 words)

 Letters of John and Sarah Everett, 1854-1864, May 1939
She had given me reason to infer from what things she had said when here once before that she was as radical on the slavery question as we, and 'twas this hypocrisy that called forth my indignation at this time.
They are "pro-slavery to the core" and her son has threatened to shoot the first abolitionist that steps into the house—yet he knows we are abolitionists and he is as obliging and good a neighbor as we want.
Cutter's bill before this time.— John is going to town this morning to get a bath tub made and engage lumber to ceil the house so that it will be warm enough for a bath room andc andc.
www.kshs.org /publicat/khq/1939/39_2_everett.htm   (11852 words)

 John W Geary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
PAPP, Verna Geary, 85, formerly of Penn Hills, died Nov....
Geary Meyer is the only person running for a second...
York Twp.: Albert H. Jacobs to James F. Geary, Sandra L. Binetti Geary and Sandra L. Binetti-Geary for $260,000.
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 History: America - 0836959434 - Geary and Kansas; Governor Geary's administration in Kansas, with a complete history of ...
History: America - 0836959434 - Geary and Kansas; Governor Geary's administration in Kansas, with a complete history of the territory until June 1857...
Geary and Kansas; Governor Geary's administration in Kansas, with a complete history of the territory until June 1857...
Gihon, John H. Reprint of the 1857 ed.Also published under title: Gihon's history of Kansas.
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 John W. Geary Memorial in Mt. Pleasant, PA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
John W. Geary Memorial in Mt. Pleasant, PA John W. Geary Historic Marker
John White Geary was born in Mt. Pleasant in 1819.After leaving Jefferson College, he received an appointment on the Portage railroad.
He was later a Lieutenant Colonel with the Second Pennsylvania Regiment during the Mexican War.
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 The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862, Edited by Gary W. Gallagher. Introduction.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Irvin McDowell, Nathaniel P. Banks, and John C. Frémont stood at Fredericksburg, in the Shenandoah Valley, and in western Virginia, respectively.
Geary claimed that Jackson's main force had crossed Ashby's Gap and was en route to Centreville.
Geary wallowed in self-pity as the campaign unfolded, imagining himself grossly outnumbered by the enemy and badly treated by his superiors in Washington.
uncpress.unc.edu /chapters/gallagher_shenandoah.html   (5752 words)

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Geary, John W. A Politician Goes to War: The Civil War Letters of....
“John White Geary Distinguished Himself in Mexico City, in ‘Bleeding Kansas’ and at Chattanooga.” Mil Hist 14 (Aug 1997): pp.
A Sketch of the Early Life and of the Civil and Military Services of Gen. John W. Geary, Candidate of the National Union Party for the Governor of Pennsylvania.
carlisle-www.army.mil /usamhi/bibliographies/CivilWarBiographies/UnionBiographies/geary.doc   (152 words)

 Wars and Military History : Historical Society of Pennsylvania
The John Ross Papers and the records of Chaloner and White and of the Pennsylvania Salt Works concern the provisioning of troops.
The papers of Commodore John Rodgers (Rodgers Family) and shipbuilder Joshua Humphreys document the growth and operations of the U.S. Navy in the early 19th century.
Administration of the Army in this period is detailed in the papers of Daniel Parker (adjutant and inspector general, 1810-1845) and Joel Roberts Poinsett (secretary of war, 1837-1841).
www.hsp.org /default.aspx?id=564   (701 words)

 Territorial Kansas Online - Politics and Government
John Walker Geary served as the third Governor of Kansas Territory from September 9, 1856 to March 12, 1857.
Still in the custody of territorial officials, John Brown, Jr., wrote to express his remorse upon learning of the death of his brother Frederick--at least he was relieved to learn that his father and Jason were safe, as early reports had them dead or missing.
He concludes his entries with an assessment of the future in Kanzas, stating that "the more thorough an Abolitionist any man is, the more correct are his prophecies as to American affairs".
www.territorialkansasonline.org /cgiwrap/imlskto/index.php?SCREEN=pol_govt&topic_id=50&search=Geary,   (770 words)

 John White Geary William Alan Blair - new and used books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Geary, John White (edited by William Alan Blair; introduction by Bell Irvin Wiley) -
Geary, John White (edited by William Alan Blair; introduction by Bell Irvin Wiley) - A Politician Goes to War: the Civil War Letters of John White Geary
John White Geary - edited by William Alan Blair, selections and introduction by Bell Irwin Wiley -
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 Kansas Territorial Sesquicentennial Commission, Bibliography - Territorial Government
The article’s focus is mostly directed at John Calhoun, the pro-slave, surveyor general for Kansas and Nebraska.
From its beginnings as the free-state headquarters in 1854-55, Caldwell offers a history of this Lawrence, Kansas, icon through the construction of the fourth and final hotel building in the 1920s, but her focus is the first decade.
The Narrative of John Doy, of Lawrence, Kansas.
www.kshs.org /sesquicentennial/bibliography/territorial_government.htm   (2392 words)

 White, John
The Tower Of Geburah: A Children's Fantasy By John White...
John White Alexander And The Construction Of National...
The essential thoughts of Pope John Paul II on matters of belief and conscience have been culled from his encyclicals, speeches, homilies, and statements to fellow bishops and collected in one volume.
www.growinglifestyle.com /us/j1972612   (137 words)

 Other Civil War Films
One is General John White Geary, commander of the White Star division during the Siege of Chattanooga.
Geary's 19-year-old son Eddy was a Lieutenant of Artillery in Knapp's Battery under his command at the time.
During the midnight Battle of Wahatchie on October 28, 1863, his son's battery saved the division from being wiped out by a brigade of South Carolinians from Longstreet's command, but was killed during the fighting.
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 Early San Francisco Street Names - 1846-1849
Geary stayed in San Francisco a total of only three years and as a parting gift he gave to the city the land that was later named Union Square.
He became a general in the Union Army during the Civil War, was elected for one term as governor of Kansas, and was twice elected governor of Pennsylvania.
He became a prominent lawyer, and was chief executive officer of the city under John W. Geary, the first mayor.
www.sfmuseum.org /street/stnames4.html   (2642 words)

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