Philip Kearny's Pages
Kearny circa 1862, from William Styple.
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. During his brilliant military career he proved himself honorable, chivalrous, and compassionate towards his men, with a joie de vivre that inspired his troops in battle. Kearny's courage earned him the respect of his soldiers and fellow officers alike, the greatest of which came from General-in-Chief Winfield Scott who called him "the bravest and most perfect soldier" he had ever known.
Biography of Philip Kearny
"The Bravest of the Brave"
Philip Kearny's Pages
In Memory of Philip Kearny
Philip Kearny at the Battle of Chantilly
An American Soldier's Gallant Fight in the Battle of Solferino
A Dashing Dragoon: The Murat of the American Army
Related Pages at this Web Site
Biography of Corporal Charles Hopkins
Significance of Veterans Day
Philip Kearny: "The Bravest of the Brave" - The story of Philip Kearny's life.
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. Also included is a picture of the
markers to Kearny and Stevens at Ox Hill Battlefield
Park. These monuments were placed there in memory of the
two generals who fell and died on the battlefield of
Chantilly (Ox Hill).
Kearny's Corner - This page features Civil War stories and anecdotes
about General Philip Kearny by soldiers who knew him.
An American Soldier's
Gallant Fight in the Battle of Solferino - Historian William B.
Styple contributes information in a special article on
the occasion of the 140th anniversary of the Battle of Solferino. Accompanying this article is a photo of the
battlefield as it looks today, and of Kearny in civilian
dress in 1859. The Battle of Solferino, fought June 24,
1859, was key in the Italian Campaign of the
Franco-Austrian War, and also found Kearny proving his
bravery in combat, earning him the Cross of the Legion of
A Dashing Dragoon: The
Murat of the American Army - A special tribute to Kearny
written by prose-poet Mayne Reid and published in 1869.
While serving as a captain of the New York Volunteers
during the Mexican War, Reid knew Kearny as a
"dashing dragoon." This article also references
Kearny's service during the Civil War.
Biography of Corporal Charles Hopkins - Charles Hopkins was a private with Company I of the 1st New Jersey Volunteer Infantry when he served in Kearny's Brigade of Jersey Blues. Following the war, Hopkins set forth to honor the brigade's beloved general, whom he was indebted for shaping the 1st New Jersey men into soldiers during the war.
The Significance of Veterans Day - Accompanying this article about Veteran's Day is an historical photo commemorating the unveiling of Kearny's equestrian statue at Arlington National Cemetery, on November 11, 1914. Pictured before the monument in this photo is Civil War veteran Charles Hopkins.
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