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Philip Kearny Letter,

Identifier: MSS-143-SC

Scope and Content

The collection consists of one letter signed by Kearny, commander of the 1st Division, 3rd Corps of the Army of the Potomac, dated 7 July, 1862 crediting Sgt. A.J. Ackerman with the capture of the colors of the 6th Louisiana Regiment at the Battle of Seven Pines and recommending him for promotion. The letter was written shortly after the battle of Malvern Hill.


  • 1862 July 7


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Biographical Information

Nephew of Stephen Kearny, Philip was educated at Columbia Law School. He entered the military in 1836 and served in the French army in 1859 in Italy and in the Italian army in 1861. During the Civil War he was appointed Brigadier General in command of the 1st New Jersey Brigade and in May 1862 he gained command of the 1st Division, 3rd Corps of the Army of the Potomac. He was killed Sept. 1, 1862 on a reconnoitering patrol in Chantilly, Virginia.


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The collection consists of one letter from Brig. Gen. Philip Kearny to Gen. Heintzelman recommending Sgt. A.F. Ackerman for promotion.

Relevant Secondary Sources

  • Heitman, Francis Barnard. Historical Register and Dictionary of the United StatesArmy; From its Organization, September 29, 1789, to March 2, 1903. (Washington, Government Printing Office, 1903).
Finding Aid of the Philip Kearny Letter, 1862 July 7
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Finding aid is in English

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Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131