Kearney [sic] at Battle of Williamsburg
Original Author: Alfred R. Waud
Created: ca. May 5, 1862
Medium: Black ink wash drawing

Kearney [sic] at Battle of Williamsburg

One-armed Union general Philip Kearny, his sword upraised, leads his infantrymen during the Battle of Williamsburg in this wash drawing by Alfred R. Waud, a wartime correspondent for Harper's Weekly. During the Peninisula Campaign Kearny was given command of the 3rd Division of the III Corps in the Army of the Potomac. Though he had taken command less than a week before the May 5, 1862, Battle of Williamsburg, Kearny proved to be a forceful and effective leader during the battle.