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[newspaper clipping]
  In the new number of  The Century  the
Comte de Paris pays an eloquent tribute to the
memory of his friend and comrade, Philip
Kearny, the  one-armed General,  who, when
the Comte de Paris was first enrolled in the
Federal Army, in the autumn of 1861, com-
manded the third brigade of Franklin s Division
 one of the finest, as well as one of the best
drilled, of the great army which was then being
formed along the shores of the Potomac.  Kearny
had served in Algeria in 1840, and was able to
speak of scenes which, to a member of the
Orleans family, were so full of pathetic asso-
ciations.  He had also served in the French
campaign in Italy, under General Baraguey
d Hilliers, who, like him, had lost an arm on
the battlefield.  The Comte de Paris became
strongly attached to his new friend, but their
acquaintance was not destined to be of long
duration; less than a year after their first
meeting, Philip Kearny had fallen  on the field
of honour,  during a reconnaissance undertaken
with his habitual daring near the village of
Chantilly, Virginia.  Kearny is described as
 a typical soldier.   His infirmity did not
prevent his mounting the most spirited horses,
which he controlled on the march with rare 
elegance, holding in his only hand his reins and
his naked sword.  One characteristic trait con-
cludes the sketch.   A man so ardent, and
with so proud a temperament,  says his old
comrade,  must have held very decided
opinions, but he was so penetrated with the
sense of duty, which impels the soldier to keep 
himself free from political entanglements, that,
notwithstanding our frequent meetings, I never
knew to which party he belonged. 
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen: page two hundred and sixty-eight
Description:Newspaper clipping regarding a tribute of the Comte de Paris to the late General Philip Kearny in ''The Century.''
Subject:Baraguey d'Hilliers, Louis-Achille; Century.; Civil War; Franklin, William Buel; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kearny, Philip; Military; Paris, Louis Philippe Albert d'Orleans, comte de
Coverage (City/State):Chantilly, Virginia
Scan Date:2010-06-17

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nineteen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ""The New York Tribune"" in Virginia while traveling with the Army of the Potomac during the Peninsular Campaign; the Siege of Yorktown; the Battle of Williamsburg; his departure from Alexandria on the steamer Kent; the ruins of Hampton, Virginia, after it was burnt by John B. Magruder; touring the gunboat Monitor; the death of Fitz James O'Brien from a gunshot wound; Jim Parton's temporary separation from Fanny Fern; and seeing Robert E. Lee's house in Virginia.
Subject:Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marches (U.S. Army); Marriage; Medical care (U.S. Army); Military; Military camp life; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Prisoners of war (Confederate); Siege of Yorktown (Va.); Slavery; Slaves; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Washington, District of Columbia; Alexandria, Virginia; Hampton, Virginia; Yorktown, Virginia; Williamsburg, Virginia
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.