Kearny, Stephen Watts, 1794-1848

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Army officer.

From the description of Proclamation of Stephen Watts Kearny, 1846. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79423835

Army officer; Kearny became a Brigadier General in 1846, and was assigned to command the Army of the West in the Mexican War. He led his men to Santa Fe which was entered without opposition and served as military governor of New Mexico for a month until a civil government was organized.

From the description of Kearny proclamation, 1846 Aug. 22. (Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division). WorldCat record id: 39114750

Soldier.

Born in 1794 in Newark, N.J., and educated at Columbia College, Stephen Watts Kearny began his army career during the War of 1812 as an officer of the 13th Infantry. From 1819 on Kearny was stationed on the western frontier and took part in several exploring expeditions. By 1836, Kearny was colonel of the 1st Dragoons, headquartered at Fort Leavenworth, and in 1842, he assumed command of Military Dept. No. 3, first at Fort Leavenworth and later in St. Louis. A brigadier general by 1846, Kearny led American forces in New Mexico and California, and filled governorships there. During a brief tenure as governor at Vera Cruz, Kearny contracted yellow fever, of which he died in 1848.

From the description of Letters : Fort Leavenworth, [Kan.] and St. Louis, Mo., to E.A. Hitchcock, St. Louis, Mo., and Fort Jesup, La., 1837-1845. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 34916237

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referencedIn Kearny (Stephen Watts) Family Collection, 1848-1922 New Mexico History Museum, Fray Angelico Chavez History Library.
creatorOf Bloom, Lansing Bartlett, b. 1880. Bloom-McFie collection, 1846-1938. New Mexico State Library
referencedIn Duvall, R. C. Journal (bound manuscript) and log book 1845 March 24-1847 January 10, of the U.S. Frigate Savannah, Flagship of Commodore John D. Sloat, Commander in chief of the U.S. Pacific Squadron. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Du Pont, Samuel Francis, 1803-1865. Papers, 1812-1865. Hagley Museum & Library
referencedIn Maria G. Duran Collection, 1785-1846 (bulk 1843-1846) New Mexico State Records Center and Archives
referencedIn Ticknor, Benajah, 1788-1858. Benajah Ticknor papers, 1818-1852. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Fynn, John. John Fynn papers, undated. U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center
referencedIn A short history of the Conquest of Alta California : ms., 1846-1848. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn Pettijohn, Isaac, 1814 - ca. 1866. Isaac Pettijohn diary, 1847-1848. UC Berkeley Libraries
referencedIn William G. Ritch Collection, 1539-1901, bulk 1845-1882 The Huntington Library
referencedIn Forman, Mary A. Gray (Mary Agnes Gray), 1843-1918. Papers of Mary A. Forman, 1853-1908 (bulk 1904-1908). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Biography -- Kearny, Stephen Watts. Daughters of the Republic of Texas Library
referencedIn Kearny, Thomas, 1878-1942. Papers, 1939-1940. Denver Public Library, Central Library
referencedIn New Mexico postage stamp collection 1946-2006 Museum of New Mexico Library
creatorOf Kearny, Stephen Watts, 1794-1848. Documents from the Spanish and Mexican periods in California, 1780-1849. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Woodward, Dorothy, 1895-. Dorothy Woodward papers, 1847-1963. New Mexico State Library
referencedIn New Mexico. Governor (1846 : Kearny). Governor Stephen Watts Kearny papers, 1846. New Mexico State Library
referencedIn Kearny, Philip, 1815-1862. Letter, 1845. American Primers
creatorOf United States. Adjutant-General's Office. First Dragoons : [collection] : 1845. History Colorado
creatorOf Kearny, Stephen Watts, 1794-1848,. Lancaster P. Lupton : [collection] : 1833-1936 ;. History Colorado
referencedIn Governor Stephen Watts Kearny Papers, 1846 New Mexico State Records Center and Archives
creatorOf Kearny, Stephen Watts, 1794-1848. Stephen Watts Kearny collection of papers, [ca. 1847-1848]. UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Kearny, Stephen Watts, 1794-1848. Letters : Fort Leavenworth, [Kan.] and St. Louis, Mo., to E.A. Hitchcock, St. Louis, Mo., and Fort Jesup, La., 1837-1845. Newberry Library
referencedIn Kearny (Stephen Watts) Family collection, 1848-1922. Museum of New Mexico Library
referencedIn Welsh, William Ernest, 1872-1932. California history, 1911 Mar 10. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Wilkins, John Darragh, d. 1900. Memorandum and letters, 1846-1848. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Benajah Ticknor papers, 1818-1852 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Magoffin, Susan Shelby, 1827-1855. Journal, 1846-1847. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn United States. War Dept. Letters, 1846-1847. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Fellom, Landon. Landon Fellom San Jose document transcriptions, 1791-1850. California State Library
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referencedIn Chaves, Amado, 1851-. Amado Chaves papers, 1698-1931. New Mexico State Library
referencedIn Porter, V. Mott (Valentine Mott), 1870-1915,. Papers : concerning the U.S. Army in the Middle West, [19--] Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Rose, L. J. (Leonard John), 1827-1899. Papers of Leonard John Rose, 1858-1953. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Backus, Electus, 1804-1862. Diaries and Letters of Electus Backus, ca.1809-1860. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Street, Joseph Montfort, 1782-1840. Joseph M. Street correspondence, 1828-1839 [microform]. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Congress (Frigate : 1841-1862). U.S.S. Congress logbook, 1845-1849. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Buell, Crawford R. Crawford R. Buell papers, 1693-1968. New Mexico State Library
creatorOf Fairlie family. Fairlie-Ogden family papers, 1783-1846, undated. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn United States. Army. New York Infantry Regiment, 1st (1846-1848). Records, 1846-1848. New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Amado Chaves Papers, 1698-1931 New Mexico State Records Center and Archives
referencedIn Benton, Thomas Hart, 1782-1858. Letter : St. Louis, to [Benson John Lossing], 1849 May 6. Newberry Library
referencedIn Kearny, Thomas, 1878-1942. Letters of Thomas Kearny, 1932-1938. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Duran, Maria G. Maria G. Duran collection, 1785-1846, (bulk 1843-1846). New Mexico State Library
referencedIn St. George,. Oregon Ho!, 1845. Oregon Historical Society Research Library
referencedIn Hull, John A., Mrs. The march of the Dragoons / compiled by Mrs. John A. Hull. State Historical Society of Iowa, Library
referencedIn U.S.S. Congress logbook, 1845-1849 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Smithers, W. D. Collection 70-38., 1907-1930 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Street, Joseph Montfort, 1782-1840. Street, Joseph Montfort correspondence, 1827-1840. State Historical Society of Iowa, Library
creatorOf Kearny, Stephen Watts, 1794-1848. Kearny proclamation, 1846 Aug. 22. Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division
referencedIn Ozio, Antonio María. Memorias de la Alta California escrita por el Sõr Don Antonio Maria Ozio, 1815-1851. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Clyman, James, 1792-1881. Papers of James Clyman, 1827-1881 (bulk 1827-1846). Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Hitchcock, Ethan Allen, 1798-1870. Ethan Allen Hitchcock papers, 1837-1839. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Monterey Public Library. California History Room. Biography clippings : "K" [surname] folder 1893-2008. Monterey Public Library
creatorOf Chavez, Clem. Plan of fort & block house constructed at Santa Fé.-Texas. Pursuant to the order of Brig. Gen. Kearny by Lt. Gilmer, Corps of Engs., 1846. Drawn from photostatic copy of original by Clem Chavez. Library of Congress
creatorOf United States. War Dept. Adjutant General. Selected documents from the Kearny papers, 1846-47. [microfilm]. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
referencedIn Sanderson, Winslow F., d. 1853. Winslow Fuller Sanderson papers, 1846-1860. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981. Smithers, W. D. Collection, 1907-1930 University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Kearny, Thomas, 1878-1942. Thomas Kearny letters to the Bancroft Library : New York, [1930 Feb.-Mar.]. UC Berkeley Libraries
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associatedWith Bloom, Lansing Bartlett, b. 1880. person
associatedWith Bonilla, José Mariano, d. 1878. person
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associatedWith Bull, John C. (John Clark), person
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associatedWith Duran, Maria G. person
associatedWith Duvall, R. C. person
associatedWith Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
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associatedWith Fellom, Landon person
associatedWith Forman, Mary A. Gray (Mary Agnes Gray), 1843-1918. person
associatedWith Fynn, John. person
associatedWith Gaines, Edmund Pendleton, 1777-1849. person
correspondedWith Hitchcock, Ethan Allen, 1798-1870 person
associatedWith Hull, John A., Mrs. person
associatedWith Kearny, Philip, 1815-1862. person
associatedWith Kearny, Thomas, 1878-1942. person
associatedWith Magoffin, Susan Shelby, 1827-1855. person
associatedWith Marcy, William L. (William Learned), 1786-1857. person
associatedWith Monterey Public Library. California History Room. corporateBody
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associatedWith New Mexico. Governor (1846 : Kearny) corporateBody
associatedWith Norris, Thomas W. (Thomas Wayne). person
associatedWith Ozio, Antonio María. person
associatedWith Pettijohn, Isaac, 1814 - ca. 1866. person
associatedWith Porter, V. Mott (Valentine Mott), 1870-1915, person
associatedWith Richardson, William Antonio, 1796-1856. person
associatedWith Ritch, William G. person
associatedWith Rose, L. J. (Leonard John), 1827-1899. person
associatedWith Sanderson, Winslow F., d. 1853. person
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associatedWith Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981. person
associatedWith Smith, Persifor Frazer, 1798-1858. person
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correspondedWith Street, Joseph Montfort, 1782-1840. person
associatedWith Taylor, Zachary, 1784-1850. person
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correspondedWith United States. Army corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Army. Cavalry, 2nd corporateBody
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associatedWith United States. Cavalry. corporateBody
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associatedWith Welsh, William Ernest, 1872-1932. person
associatedWith Wilkins, John Darragh, d. 1900. person
associatedWith Woodward, Dorothy, 1895- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
West (U.S.)
West (U.S.)
New Mexico
Texas
United States
Mexico
United States
San Francisco (Calif.)
Kansas--Fort Leavenworth
Missouri--Saint Louis
Subject
Federal aid to Indians--History--19th century--Sources
Soldiers--Correspondence
Manuscripts, American
Slavery--Extension to the territories--Sources
Proclamations--History--Sources
Indians of North America--Wars--History--19th century--Sources
Mexican War, 1846-1848--History--Sources
Mexican War, 1846-1848
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Army officers
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Birth 1794-08-30

Death 1848-10-31

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