Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
General Philip Kearny Memorial
[on base of statue by Edward Clark Potter, south face:]
New Jersey honors her most distinguished soldier.
Major General Philip Kearny
Born June 1, 1814
Gave his left arm at Churubusco, Mexico, August 18, 1847; and his life at Chantilly, VA, September 1, 1862.
Erected 1914 by State of New Jersey.
Location. 38° 52.796′ N, 77° 4.459′ W. Marker is in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is at the intersection of Meigs Road/ Lee Drive and Wilson & Sheridan Drives, on the right when traveling north on Meigs Road/ Lee Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Doubleday (within shouting distance of this marker); Pan American Airways Flight 103 Memorial Cairn (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil War Unknowns Monument (about 400 feet away); American Volunteer Group, China Air Task Force and the 14th Air Force R Adams Cowley (about 400 feet away); The Arlington Woodlands (about 500 feet away); The Kingdom of My Childhood (about 500 feet away); The Flower Garden (about 500 feet away but has been reported missing). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington National Cemetery.
Also see . . . Philip Kearny. (Submitted on September 1, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. Edward Clark Potter, sculptor; Chasseurs d'Afrique; Battle of Solferino; French Légion d'honneur; Army of the Potomac.
Categories. • Military • War, Mexican-American • War, US Civil • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 1, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,448 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 1, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 6. submitted on July 22, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.