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Philip Kearny

 
 
Philip Kearny Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 25, 2008
1. Philip Kearny Marker
Inscription.
Major General U.S. Volunteers
Born June 2, 1815,
Killed in the Battle of Chantilly, Va.
September 1, 1862.

Back of Monument:
Erected by authority
of the State of New Jersey
A.D. 1880.

 
Erected 1880 by State of New Jersey.
 
Location. 40° 44.36′ N, 74° 10.115′ W. Marker is in Newark, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker is on Park Place, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Newark NJ 07104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Training Place (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Plane Tree (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Wars of America (about 400 feet away); Trinity Church (about 400 feet away); Washington Passed Beneath this Tower (about 400 feet away); First Constitution of the Province of New Jersey (about 400 feet away); Historic Site (about 400 feet away); Griffith Piano Company (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Newark.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Story of General Philip Kearny. New Jersey’s Patron General. (Submitted on October 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Back of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 25, 2008
2. Back of Monument
 

2. The Battle of Ox Hill (Chantilly). A very complete website about the battle in which Maj. Gen. Philip Kearny was killed. (Submitted on October 26, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
New Jersey's "perfect soldier" image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 25, 2008
3. New Jersey's "perfect soldier"
This statue is identical to the one that is in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol Building.
Maj. Gen. Philip Kearny image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 25, 2008
4. Maj. Gen. Philip Kearny
New Jersey's one-armed General stands in Newark's Military Park.
Kearny's Death Site on Chantilly Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 8, 2007
5. Kearny's Death Site on Chantilly Battlefield
Gen. Kearny was killed on this spot on September 1, 1862, in a battle that followed the Union defeat at 2nd Manassas (Bull Run). Gen. Robert E. Lee returned his body through the lines under a flag of truce.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 862 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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