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Kearny Jr., Philip
Philip Kearny Jr. (1815-1862) was General Kearny’s nephew. He was an illustrious military officer, notable for his leadership in the Mexican American War and in the American Civil War. He was killed in action in the 1862 Battle of Chantilly in Virginia. Kearny Jr. studied cavalry tactics in France at Saumur in 1839, and fought with the Chasseurs d’Afrique in Algeria, where he was nicknamed “Kearny le magnifique.” He returned to the United States in 1840, and was back in France in 1859, this time fighting the Austrians in Italy, then with Napoleon III’s Imperial Guard at the Battle of Solferino. He was awarded the French Légion d’honneur, becoming the first U.S. citizen to receive this honor for military service.
De Peyster, John Watts. Personal and Military History of Philip Kearny, Major-General United States Volunteers. Elizabeth, New Jersey: Palmer & Co., 1869.
Gopnik, Adam (ed.). Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology: A Library of America Special Publication. Library of America, 2004.
This book includes the following names:
James Francis Gallatin
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nathaniel Parker Willis
James Fenimore Cooper
Harriett Beecher Stowe
Richard Harding Davis
James Weldon Johnson
Carl Von Vechten
E. Scott Fitzgerald
John Doss Passos
Anne Morrow Lindgerg
Oscar Hammerstein II
McCulloch, David. The Greater Journey – Americans in Paris. Simon & Schuster, 2012.