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Philip Kearny - Arlington, VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
N 38° 52.797 W 077° 04.458
18S E 320071 N 4305499
Quick Description: According to the inscription on the base, this sculpture honors New Jersey's most distinguished soldier, Major General Philip Kearney.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 4/26/2011 6:26:45 PM
Waymark Code: WMBAKJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member condor1
Views: 18

Long Description:
Philip Kearny (1814-1862) was born in New York City. He lost his left arm while serving in the Mexican War in 1846. He served with the French army in Italy (1859), and was awarded the cross of the French Legion of Honor. Finally, he served in the Union Army in the Civil War, leading the 1st New Jersey Brigade until he was killed on a reconnoitering expedition.

This sculpture is located in Arlington Cemetery near the Custis House, also known as the Arlington House / Robert E. Lee Memorial.

On the long side of the statue base it reads:


MAJOR GENERAL PHILIP KEARNY
BORN JUNE 1, 1814


On the side of the statue base at Kearny's front, it reads:


NEW JERSEY
HONORS HER MOST
DISTINGUISHED SOLDIER
ERECTED 1914


On the side of the statue base at Kearny's back, it reads:


GAVE HIS LEFT ARM
AT
CHURUBUSCO MEXICO
AUGUST 12, 1847
AND HIS LIFE AT CHANTILLY, VA.
SEPTEMBER 1, 1862


Identity of Rider: Philip Kearny

Name of artist: sculptor: Edward Clark Potter, (1857-1923)

Date of Dedication: 1914

Material: Bronze

Unusual Features: Philip Kearny was an amputee, thus the cuff of his proper left sleeve is buttoned to the proper left front of his jacket

Position: Two Hooves Raised

Identity of Horse: Not listed

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