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Maj Philip John Kearny
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Birth: Dec. 15, 1841
New Jersey, USA
Death: Aug. 9, 1863
New York, USA

Civil War Union Army Officer. Major of the 11th New Jersey Infantry, nephew and namesake of Union General Philip Kearny. At first considered a genteel dandy by his superiors (and by his uncle), Major Kearny proved to be a brave and capable officer. Second in command of his unit at the Battle of Gettysburg, he was present when the 11th came under severe fire just south of the Klingel House on the second day of the Battle (July 2, 1863). Right after the unit switched directions to resist Barksdale's attack on the Peach Orchard, Major Kearny exclaimed to adjutant Lt. John Schoonover, "I tell you, we are going to have a fight," just as he was shot in the knee and knocked out of action. Transported to New York City after the battle, he lingered in pain for over a month and then succumbed to his wound. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Watts Kearny (1778 - 1850)
  Elise Gordon Hammeker Kearny (1812 - 1883)
 
 Siblings:
  Philip John Kearny (1841 - 1863)
  Caroline G Kearny (1844 - 1918)**
  Adela L Kearny (1846 - 1918)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Trinity Episcopal Church Cemetery
Saugerties
Ulster County
New York, USA
 
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Record added: Jul 09, 2000
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