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  Philip Kearny - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kearny was sent to France in 1839 to study cavalry tactics, first attending school at the famous cavalry school in Saumur, France, and then participating in several combat engagements with the Chasseurs d'Afrique in Algiers.
Kearny, disappointed with the lack of fighting he was seeing in the Army, resigned his commission in 1846, but returned to duty only a month later at of the outbreak of the Mexican-American War.
Kearny and his men participated in the battles of Contreras and Churubusco; in the latter engagement Kearny led a daring cavalry charge and suffered a grapeshot wound to his left arm, which later had to be amputated.
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Philip Kearny was born on June 2, 1815, in New York, New York.
His mother died when Kearny was only 9 years old, and the young boy grew up with his mother's father, a wealthy and socially prominent man. Young Kearny's uncle, Gen. Stephen Watts Kearny, was a US dragoon, and his influence on young Kearny sowed the seeds of military interest in the boy.
Kearny fought in the Mexican War, and was wounded so seriously that he had to have his left arm amputated.
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 Index to Philip Kearny's Pages
Philip Kearny (pronounced CAR-nee) was a flamboyant adventurer and soldier who most notably fought for the United States of America in the Mexican, Indian, and Civil Wars.
In Memory of Philip Kearny - A tribute to General Philip Kearny, featuring the famous poem "Kearny at Seven Pines" by Edmund Clarence Stedman, images of the Kearny Cross and Kearny Medal of Valor, and the lithograph "Death of General Kearny, September 1, 1862" by Allen C. Redwood.
Philip Kearny at the Battle of Chantilly - Read about the battle in a description written by Kearny's aide de camp, and see a picture of Kearny's statue at Arlington National Cemetery where he is buried.
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 General Philip Kearny
Philip Kearny was born on June 1, 1815, at 3 Broadway on Manhattan Island.
Kearny called on the assistance of his uncle, Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Watts Kearny, as well as the even more prestigious General Winfield Scott, who he had met and impressed while in school.
It was at Churubusco that the legend of Philip Kearny began.
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 Kearny, Philip. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Upon the outbreak of the Civil War he was appointed brigadier general of volunteers and given command of the 1st New Jersey Brigade.
Kearny fought in the Peninsular campaign and at the second battle of Bull Run.
Kearny was noted for his courage and dash and was idolized by his men.
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 KEARNY - LoveToKnow Article on KEARNY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
He had inherited a large fortune, but he remained in the service, and hi~ wide experience of cavalry work caused him to be employed or the headquarters staff of the army.
After six more years servic Kearny left the army, but almost immediately afterwards h rejoined, bringing with him a company of cavalry, which he hat raised and equipped chiefly at his own expense, to take part ii the Mexican war.
KEARNY, a town of Hudson county, New Jersey, U.S.A., between the Passaic and Hackensack rivers, adjoining Harrison, and connected with Newark by bridges over the Passaic.
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 General Philip Kearny, Patron General of New Jersey
Kearny was born on June 1, 1815 in a mansion on Broadway in New York City.
Kearny had always affiliated himself with the South, due to his upbringing, but he was a staunch Union man and an abolitionist to boot.
It was a sharp fight, in a blinding thunderstorm, and Kearny was seen in his familiar guise of sword in one hand and reins in his teeth.
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 Philip Kearny   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Phil Kearny's mother died when he was nine years old, and he was raised by his wealthy grandfather in New York City.
After becoming a millionaire upon his grandfather's death (in 1837), Philip Kearny obtained a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 1st U.S. Dragoons.
Lee sent Kearny's horse and equipment to his widow, and his body was returned under a flag of truce.
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 Philip Kearny   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The following year Kearny obtained a commission as a second lieutenant of cavalry, assigned to the 1st Dragoons, who were commanded by his uncle, Colonel Stephen W. Kearny, and whose adjutant general was Jefferson Davis.
Kearny and his men participated in the battles of Contreras and Churubusco; in the latter engagement Kearny led a daring cavalry charge and suffered a gunshot to his left arm, which later had to be amputated.
By the end of August 1862, General Kearny lead his Third Division at the disastrous Second Battle of Bull Run, which saw the Union Army routed and almost destroyed by the Confederate Army of Robert E. Lee.
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 Philip Kearny
Philip Kearny was born on June 1, 1814, in New York City to a rich and socially prominent family.
Kearny's left arm was shattered in battle and had to be amputated.
Kearny again withdrew from military life, but in 1859 he served on the staff of General Morris in France.
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 The Biography of Philip Kearny
With the outbreak of the Mexican War in 1846, Kearny withdrew his resignation and was assigned to raise a troop of cavalry for the 1st U.S. Dragoons, Company F. He spared no expense in recruiting his men and acquiring 120 matched dapple gray horses.
Kearny's newly assigned troops were immediately engaged in the battle at Yorktown and then at Williamsburg where the general bravely led the charge, sword in hand, reins in his teeth.
Philip Kearny's loss would be felt deeply by many on both sides of the war, for a number of the officers in the Confederacy had been comrades of his during the Mexican War and regarded him with the highest respect.
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 PHILIP KEARNY- Original Member of the Aztec Club of 1847
In Autumn, 1840 Kearny returned to the United States and was almost immediately appointed aide-de-camp to General Alexander Macomb, general-in-chief of the Army, holding this position until his Macomb's death.
For some months thereafter, Kearny was stationed at the cavalry barracks at Carlisle, PA but was soon recalled to Washington to serve on the staff of General Winfield Scott.
Kearny took part in the battles of Contreras and Churubusco and, at the close of the latter, as the Mexicans were retreating into the capital, Kearny himself, at the head of his dragoons, charged the enemy and followed them into Mexico City itself.
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 Philip Kearny - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Kearny and his men participated in the battles of Contreras and Churubusco; in the latter engagement Kearny suffered a gunshot to his left arm, which later had to be amputated.
In the following months, Kearny was engaged at the Second Battle of Bull Run and the indecisive Battle of Chantilly, as well as dozens of minor skirmishes, all with more or less favorable results.
New Jersey is represented by a statue of Kearny in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol.
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 Philip Kearny   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Philip Kearny (June 2, 1815 - September 1, 1862) was a United States Army officer, notably in the Mexican and Civil wars.
He was born in New York City to a wealthy family, and early in life desired a career in the military.
Kearny was sent to France in 1839 to study cavalry tactics, first attending school at Saumur and then participating in several combat engagements with the Chasseurs d'Afrique in Algiers.
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 Lee's honor evident after Ox Hill - The Washington Times: Civil War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Kearny, unaware of Stevens' death and certainly not believing he would have left the flank unprotected, unknowingly rode into the Confederate line, a Georgian regiment, and inquired who the troops were.
Kearny's body was prepared for burial by undertakers in Alexandria and subsequently interred in his family vault in New York City.
Kearny expressed a great desire to obtain the sword and horse of her husband, and I beg leave to hope that it may be convenient to you to forward them to her.
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 Philip Kearny 2
Philip Kearny arrived in Washington ready to serve in whatever capacity the government needed.
Kearny and his men gained honor in the campaign and in May he was appointed commander of the 3rd Division as the Union Army continued to advance slowly up the Virginia Peninsula.
A statue of Philip Kearny, which originally stood at the State House in Trenton, was dedicated at Military Park in Newark in 1880.
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 Philip Kearny at the Battle of Chantilly
This equestrian statue at Arlington Cemetery was erected upon the gravesite of Philip Kearny in 1914.
I was Aide de Camp to General Kearny, and accompanied him during the Battle of Chantilly, when he rode on in advance of his Division to see the position occupied by the troops of General Stevens whom we were to relieve or reenforce.
Philip Kearny's body and personal effects were passed over the lines under a flag of truce.
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 Irish Echo Online - Arts
Stephen Watts Kearny was born in Newark, N.J., in 1794 to descendants of Irish immigrants.
Kearny outranked Stockton but allowed him to assume the title of overall commander in exchange for his receiving command of the troops on the ground numbering almost 600.
Kearny's legacy has lasted to the present day in the form of numerous place names, including Kearny, Ariz., and Fort Kearny in Nebraska, which was founded in 1848 and served as one of the key stopping points along the Oregon Trail.
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 El Diario/La Prensa: Kearny, una ciudad historica que da cabida a los hispanos@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Kearny, una ciudad histrica que da cabida a los hispanos.
Esta ciudad lleva el nombre de Kearny, en honor al hroe de la guerra civil, el general Philip Kearny, a quien el presidente Lincoln seleccion para supervisar las tropas de Nueva Jersey durante la guerra civil.
Kearny fue el primer hroe norteamericano en recibir la ms alta distincin de la legin francesa D'Honneur, por su bravura y...
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 Fort Kearny - The Rest of the Story, Part I
Kearny was accompanied by a number of soldiers who later distinguished themselves in the Civil War, including his nephew Philip Kearny.
Kearny’s original recommendation was for a roving mounted patrol rather than a stationary base to show an organized and powerful military presence to the various Indian tribes.
Fort Kearny on the Platte was the first fort established along the overland trails to aid and protect the travelers, with Fort Laramie to follow in 1849.
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 Philip Kearny   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Kearny fue enviado a Francia en 1839 a las táctica de la caballería del estudio, a la primera escuela que atendía en la escuela famosa de la caballería en Saumur, a Francia y después a participar en varios contratos del combate con el d'Afrique de Chasseurs en Argel.
Kearny montó en batalla con una espada en su mano derecha, pistola en su izquierda y las rienda en sus dientes, al igual que el estilo del Chasseurs.
Kearny y sus hombres participaron en las batallas de Contreras y de Churubusco; en el último contrato Kearny condujo una carga atrevida de la caballería y sufrió un tiro a su brazo izquierdo, que tuvo que ser amputado más adelante.
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 U.S. Army Regulations Illustration: Link 184 Kearny Cross
Major General Philip Kearny was killed in action on September 1, 1862 at Chantilly, Virginia after accidentally riding into Confederate lines.
Kearny was an outstanding soldier, a true warrior, and his loss was deeply felt by the men of his division.
The Kearny medal was only given to officers and David Bell Birney, who succeeded Kearny in command of the division, believed that worthy enlisted men also required recognition.
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 Philip Kearny Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Kearny was born in New York, 2 June 2, 1815 and after his mother died when he was 9, he spent his childhood and youth with his maternal grandfather, a man of wealth and high social position.
Kearny's uncle, Gen. Stephen Watts Kearny, was a U.S. dragoon and Philip favored a military life, but his grandfather, who had lost all his sons, persuaded him to go to Columbia University.
In the Mexican War, Kearny accompanied Scott to Mexico City and at Churubusco was wounded so severely that his left arm had to be amputated.
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 Major General Philip Kearny - Union Officer and Hero
Philip Kearny was one of the most competent and aggressive of the Union officers in the early years of the Civil war.
He was critical of McClellan’s slow progress during the course of the campaign and took to referring to the army commander as “the Virginia Creeper.” His services were rewarded with a second star shortly after the conclusion of the campaign.
With the failure of the McClellan’s Peninsula Campaign, Kearny’s division was sent, along with other units, to reinforce General John Pope’s forces in northern Virginia.
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 This Day in History
Philip Kearny, one of the most promising generals in the Union army, is born in New York City.
Kearny resigned from military duty in 1846 but quickly rescinded the request when war between the United States and Mexico erupted.
Kearny served with the Army of the Potomac during the Seven Days' Battles in 1862 and was promoted to major general in July 1862.
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 Battle of Chantilly - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Making a wide flanking march, his divisions met two Union divisions under the command of Generals Philip Kearny and Isaac Stevens at Ox Hill, near the plantation of Chantilly.
However, both Stevens and Kearny were killed in the fighting.
Major General John Pope, recognizing the attack as an indication of continued danger to his army, continued his retreat to the fortifications around Washington, D.C. Lee began the Maryland Campaign, including the Battle of Antietam, after Pope retreated out of Virginia.
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 KEARNY - Online Information article about KEARNY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In Kearny are railway repair shops of the See also:
PHILIP (Gr.'FiXtrsro, fond of horses, from dn)^eiv, to love, and limos, horse; Lat.
Kearny was incorporated as a town in 1895.
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