Philip Kearny (1814-1862)

Philip Kearny was a major general of volunteers in the Union Army. He rode with the French cavalry in the Algerian war of 1840. He distinguished himself in the Mexican War, where he lost his left arm. He then fought with the French in Italy. Kearny was appointed brigadier general at the start of the Civil War. He distinguished himself at Williamsburg and Seven Pines and was appointed major general of volunteers. He was killed at Chantilly when Confederate soldiers called on him to surrender and he tried to fight his way out.

Date:
1862 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Photographic Print
Item#:
MES18519
Photographer:
Mathew Brady
Height:
1066px
Width:
707px
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