\kˈi͡əni], \kˈiəni], \k_ˈiə_n_i]\
Definitions of KEARNY, PHILIP
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(1815-1862), entered the army in 1837. He was sent by the U. S. Government in 1839 and 1840 to report upon the cavalry tactics of the French. During the Mexican War he was brevetted major for gallantry at Contreras and Churubusco. In 1861 he was assigned command of a brigade in the Army of the Potomac. He engaged at Williamsburg and served with the Army of Virginia. In 1862 he was assigned command of a division and fought at Bull Run. He was killed in the battle of Chantilly.
By John Franklin Jameson
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- relating to covered with or resembling freckles Freckled; speckled; bearing numerous small dots. Affected with lentigo.