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Introductory Remarks .,..^.,,..-»..%. .-* - ixioxii

CHAPTERS > .13 to 56

A glorious Retrospect- Origin of the Keakny family s *Eheir'Relations and
Connections in this Country, and their Military Affiliations.


The Kearny and Wattb Familieg and their Connections ;**helr Civil and

Military services. - •

CHAPTER UJ , 36 to 46

The Springtide of Youth; Childhood, boyhood, youth lanfl education of

Philip Ke»arny. The child Father to the Man.

CHAPTER IV *l7to51

In the Saddle at last — Lieutenant Philip Kearny^ first toilitary eervice at

the Far West in 183T—1889, with Notices of the frontier Setflemenisabont

that period.

CHAPTER V.., 63to$2

A representative American —Lieutenant Keakny at the French Military

School of Saumur. The Feast of Kings; Twelfth Night Festivities—A

Ball given by an American Officer in France worthy of .'commemoration.


El Tell and El Sersous; France in Africa-^-A description of the theatre of hos-

tilities between the French and Natives 3n Algiers; Jts^limate, physi-

cal appearance, and a consideration of the principal historical Events

which preceded Lieutenant Keajksty1® service in that region.


Through El Bibau —The passage of the Atlas Mountains,, through the Gates

of Iron, by Marshal Val^b and the Duke of Orleans, one .of the most

remarkable military excursions on record.

* CHAPTER VHT v. *.-. .8710110

Over the Mousaia toMedeahand Milianah—The African Battle above the

Clouds; Campaign of 1889, and Campaign Df 1840; lieutenant Philip

Kearny's "Baptism of Fire" on the Plains of Metidjah land of the

Cheliff, at the Siege of Milianah and Passage of the Mousaia.

CHAPTER IX llltol22

From the Mississippi to the Rocky Mountains — The Expedition of 1845,
from Fort Leavenworth, along the *' Oregon Trace," to the South Pass,
thence to Bent's Fort, and homewards along the ** iSarita Fe Trace" to
the starting place; with beautiful notices of remarkable natural objects
from the Correspondence of a distinguished Army Officer.

CHAPTER X 123tol35

The Mexican War — Captain Philip Kearny in Mexico and his famous com-
pany, mounted on Iron Greys; his service along the Rio Grande in (t 846;
selection of his company as the body-guard of Major-General Scott at
Vera-Cruz: the Dinner at Puebla; "An arm for a brevet;" the pursuit to
Rio Frio; the first Americans in arms on the Rim of the Basin of Mexi-
co; the Crossing of the Pedregal.

CHAPTER XI 136 to 151

he Gurita San Antonio: Charge of the One Hundred —The battle of
Churubusco; Kearny's famous charge of two miles with 100 American
dragoons, through 5,000 Mexican Infantry and Cavalry — Captain Philip
Kearny the first man, sword in hand, to enter Mexico —one of the most
audacious feats recorded in military history, which "has no parallel in
modern warfare."

CHAPTER XII 152 to 153

Home, sweet home-7-Sword presentation to Brevet-Major Philip Kearny.

CHAPTER XIII 154 to 157

The Golden Gate and Victory of the Rogue River — One of the most brilliant
feats of Indian fighting performed by our old Army.

CHAPTER XIV 158 to 166

Kearny a Wanderer: "Round the world" — "kearny, in Paris, rendered
important service to the Loyal North, in 1859—'60."

CHAPTER XV 167tol83

The Italian Campaign of 1859; Kearny, a Volunteer at Solferino; decorated
with the Cross of the. Legion of Honor.

CHAPTER XVI 184 to 200

'•The Type Volunteer General of the War:" Kearny's return to America in
search of a military command; Bull Run; a Sufficiency of Parallels from
European History.

CHAPTER XVII 201 to 218

A Model Brigadier and Pattern Brigade Commander, Philip Kearny, u the
12th Brigadier U. S. V., on the Original List of Generals of that Rank," at
work, making his fjamous 1st New Jersey Brigade; Kearny's Views in
regard to carrying on War.


Plans and Correspondence; Kearny foretells the Greatness of Grant.

CHAPTER XIX 228 to 251

The Second Advance to Manasses, occupation of the Rebel camps and
works; Hidden's glorious charge and death; Kearny's brilliant initia-
tive of active operations; Reports with Lists of those who distinguished

CHAPTER XX 252 to 256

Irritants and Assuasives; Poison and Antidote; Kearny thanked by the
New Jersey Legislature.

CHAPTER XXI......... 257 to 262

From Alexandria through Yorktown to Williamsburg; Kearny in command
of the 3d (afterwards 1st) Division, 3d Corps, Army of the Potomac, Com-
position of Kearny's Fighting Division.

CHAPTER XXII 263 to 298

The Battle of Williamsburg, Monday, May 5,1862; "Kearny, the last to leave
Yorktown, the first up to save Hooker;1' Kearny's first magnificent
appearance on the battle field; Repulse converted into victory; His
glorious aspect and influence in a fight; Anecdotes, Incidents, Corres-
pondence and Reports.


Exempli Gratia, Exemplary Volunteer Generals.

CHAPTER XXIV 308 to 32*

The Peninsula Campaign No. 1; Seven Pines and Fair Oaks; Kearny a
prophet as well as a General and a Soldier; Letters, Anecdotes, Inci-
dents, and Reports.

CHAPTER XXV 330 to 359

Peninsula Campaign No. 2; Fair Oaks to Oak Grove to Malvern Hill; The
Seven Days' Battles: Oak Grove, Mechanicsville, Gaines' Mills, Savage
Station, White Oak Swamp, Glendale, Malvern Hill; Correspondence,
Parallels, Remarkable Occurrences and Reports.

CHAPTER XXVI 860 to 371

Companion and Supplementary, a partial review of the Peninsula Operations

on the Left: Popular pronencss to exaggeration ; Kearny's practical fore-

sight and ability; The Kearny Patch, Diamond and Cross, and Badge or


CHAPTER XXVII 372 to 385

Harrison's Landing, Chafing on the Bit — Interesting Correspondence and
Revelations of the Truth.


Pope and the "Army of Virginia;" From the Rapidan to Warrenton ; Kearny
again in the field; Kearny's division the first, of the Army of the Poto-
mac, up, in line, for the relief of Pope; Pope vindicated.

CHAPTER XXIX 404 to 406

Pope and the "Army of Virginia;" Something on the ever ready, fighting, 3d

Corps; Kearny's final Correspondence and last Report; Kearny's little


CHAPTERXXX 407 to 433

Ohantilly — A striking example of a second-class decisive battle ; Stonewall
Jackson defeated; The Army of Virginia saved; Redeeming Victory of
the Union Troops, and startling Death of Kearny.

CHAPTER XXXI 434 to 481

Death and Burial of " the bravest man I (scott) ever knew, and the most

perfect soldier;" Charming Reminiscences from Kearny's Comrades

in arms.


The Epilogue—A summing up of the characteristics of Major-General Philip

Kbabny, with interesting anecdotes throughout his career.

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