C1830 Opera Sheet Music Die Bullitt Wife Of Phil Kearny Civil War Americana Rare For Sale

1830's Book of Bound Opera Sheet Music From Collection of Miss Die Bullitt , Southern belle from kentuckly, and wife of famous Civil War General Philip Kearny!Even more interesting is a piece within is signed by Mrs M. B. Atkinson, who was Die's sister, wife of General Henry Atkinson!Fantastic Civil War/War of 1812/ Indian Wars provenance here!
Rare marbled folio with leather spine, leather on spine rubbed and with some loss, as shown. Front cover detached, first few leaves tattered and detached, rest only moderately soiled and browned. Contents generally very good. Many pieces bound as one, see main pics for some of the titles. There is also a central handwritten music piece as well, about 8-10 pages. With leather nameplate on front board of Miss Die Bullitt; Miss Bullitt has signed many of these as well. This is Diana Moore Bullitt, wife of Philip Kearny, Civil War general and Mexican War hero. She was famous in her own right, known as an intellectual, rich southern belle and talented woman. Even more interesting is one piece within is signed M. B. Atkinson, who was Die's sister, Mary Bullitt, wife of Brig General Henry Atkinson of Indian Removal fame and War of 1812! Both sisters have had contemporary novels written about their fiery love lives as military wives and independent and, often deceptive wives. See below. This is a fantastic and unique piece of American history. Good luck! Measures 14" x 10' x 1".
Diana Moore Gwathmey Bullitt 1 2 F
  • Birth: 13 JUN 1819 in Louisville, KY 2
  • Death: 20 MAY 1906 in Cape May, NJ 2
  • Reference Number: 5841
  • Note: Lucy Bell, a descendant of the General, records that they had these children:General John Watts Kearny m. Lucy McNary (her -- Luck Bell's-- great grandparents);
    Diana Kearny m. Robert Randolph Powell;
    Anne (Nannie) Kearny m. Count Olivier de Kermel;
    Elizabeth Watts Kearny (Bettie); and
    Susan Watts KearnyGeneral Kearny apparently left Diana to marry Agnes Maxwell and they had three is reported that Micaela Gilchrist is writing another novel, the new one about Diana Bullitt, who is described as "Mary's sister named Diana who defies all convention. She betrayed people she loved in her family. She was just awful!""You will find this of particular interest: The 1900 census, in Washington DC, an 80 year old Diana M. Kearney b. 1819 is living with
    her cousin (editor: her 1st cousin b 1835 I show), Mary E. Gwathmey b. 1826 in KY. Also living with them is Diana's daughter, Diana K Powell b. 1843 and her daughter, Aimee E Powell b. 1880 They are living at 1734 K Street. I wonder exactly who Mary E. Gwathmey is, and how the term "cousin" is applied.NOVEL- A FIERCER HEART: Story of Love and Deception: This is the story of an American love affair.Intimate and painfully real, this epic tale from the pages of history is based on the lives of vivacious and iron-willed Diana Bullitt, a Southern woman from an illustrious colonial family, and General Philip Kearny, one of the Union's legendary military leaders, a dissolute and passionate man descended from two centuries of New York aristocracy.

    In antebellum America, a time when appearances are paramount, Kearny introduces his beautiful young bride to a mesmerizing world of opulence and power. But Diana's tranquil existence soon ends when Kearny joins his cavalry company in Mexico and returns home from the war mutilated and suffering from trauma.

    Though Diana struggles to free Philip of his demons, she discovers that she must either follow her conscience and begin a new life for herself or submit to societal pressure and ignore Philip's devastating addictions and his indiscreet liaisons with other women. Rebelling against her husband, Diana embarks on a perilous journey, experiences the full power of her own abilities, and changes profoundly, shedding her provincial ideas of wifely duty and propriety.

    Even as Philip's and Diana's twin destinies spiral inexorably toward disaster with the impending Civil War, the couple is entrapped by the persistence of their desire, their pride, and their aoffering love for each other.

    Micaela Gilchrist uses privately held correspondence, unpublished diaries, and family legends to create an unforgettable love story inspired by historical figures and actual events.


    Father: Thomas Burbridge Bullitt b: ABT 1777 in VA
    Mother: Diana Moore Gwathmey b: 14 APR 1782 in The Meadows, King William Co., VAMarriage 1 Philip Kearny b: 1 JUN 1814 in New York, NY
    • Married: 24 JUN 1841 in Jefferson Barracks, MO 3
    Children
    1. Susan Watts Kearny b: APR 1842
    2. Diana Kearny b: 4 JAN 1844
    3. John Watts Kearny b: 25 JUL 1845 in Manhattan Is., NYC, NY
    4. Anne De Lancey Kearny b: 9 JUN 1847 in White Sulphur Springs, WV
    5. Elizabeth Watts Kearny b: 7 OCT 1848

    Mary Ann Bullitt 1 2



  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 1803
  • Death: 1862 in Fairfax Co., VA 3
  • Burial: Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, KY 3
  • Reference Number: 5809
  • Note: Mary's fictionalized life is the subject of Micaela Gilchrist's "The Good Journey," 2001, Simon and Schuster, New York, NY. Her uncle is reputedly William Clark (ed: he was her great uncle, I think) of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, which relation occurs through her mother's mother Ann Clark. This is discussed elsewhere.Ms. Micaela Gilchrist has her with two children in July 1830, Henry Walker Atkinson, born 1826, and Elizabeth Atkinson, b. 1828. Later she has young Edward, b. 1831. It is not clear whether these children were born in Louisville or Missouri. Mary travelled home near each term, returning later to Missouri. And the novel has her near death after Edward's (Ned) birth. The first two children die, perhaps of cholera, and are buried at Jefferson Barracks. Mary leaves for a year or two, but returns to the General, with young Ned. It is a good tale. I do not know what is fact or what is fiction. Reference in the story is also to her birth as Lewis and Clark headed west, so.... 1803?The Good Journey- a Novel-

    In the tradition of such memorable bestselling authors as Willa Cather and Edna Ferber, or such more recent successes as Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain and Philip Kimball's Liar's Moon, Micaela Gilchrist has written a first-rate, romantic and deeply moving historical novel, rich with the kind of detail that brings history to life and peopled with the kind of larger-than-life characters that stand out against even the brilliant, tumultuous, bloody backdrop of the struggle for the West.

    Inspired by the real-life letters and diaries of Mary Bullitt, an outspoken and strong-willed young Southern belle whose life on the frontier is the stuff of legend and of epics, The Good Journey is the sweeping and enthralling story of two extraordinary people, set against a West that was still to be won. It is at once a love story, the intimate portrait of a marriage and a fascinating recreation of the Black Hawk wars, the long, bloody clash between one of the great Native American leaders and his principal opponent, a tough, resourceful and determined American general with deeply conflicted feelings on the subject of Indians.

    When Mary Bullitt first meets General Henry Atkinson, who has come east from his outpost on the Mississippi specifically to find a bride, she is barely civil to him, and that only to humor her mother, who is anxious to have her oldest daughter make a good match and get on with her life by becoming a wife and mother. No one is more surprised than Mary herself, therefore, when only a few days later she finds herself married to this intriguing older stranger and headed away (in circumstances of extreme discomfort) from the civilized life she enjoyed in Louisville, Kentucky, into the unknown wilds of the western frontier.

    The midwinter journey from Louisville to St. Louis, where the General has his headquarters, is arduous, but nothing prepares Mary Bullitt for the rigors -- and very real danger -- of life at the edge of the vast expanse of the Western Territory, a name given at the time (approximately 1820) to everything that lay beyond the Mississippi River. Living conditions are primitive, especially compared to the wealth and luxury Mary left behind in Kentucky, but more unsettling still is the constant threat of attack from the Indians that hangs over their daily lives -- and Mary's growing awareness that she knows even less about this man she has married than she does about the place and the people who live there.

    The unfolding of their marriage -- and the appearance in their lives of Bright Sun, a pretty young Indian woman who seems to have a close and mysterious relationship to the General, and of Black Hawk himself, a fierce and determined enemy whose connection to the General is tangled, deeply personal and another mystery -- takes place against the background of war and hardship, as Mary struggles not only to find herself, but to make a success of her marriage with a man even more stubborn than herself.

    The Good Journey spans the approximately twenty years of Mary and the General's marriage, during which many battles, both large and small, are waged. In the end, none is a clear victory, for nothing is won without a loss, whether it is something as substantial as more land for the settlers or something as basic as Mary's gradual uncovering of the hidden secrets of the General's past. Micaela Gilchrist's debut novel offers a journey that you will not soon forget.


    Father: Thomas Burbridge Bullitt b: ABT 1777 in VA
    Mother: Diana Moore Gwathmey b: 14 APR 1782 in The Meadows, King William Co., VAMarriage 1 Henry Atkinson b: 1782 in Person Co., NC
    • Married: 16 JAN 1826 in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY 4
    Children
    1. Edward Graham Atkinson b: ABT 1828

    Henry Atkinson 1


  • Sex: M
  • Title: Brigadier General
  • Birth: 1782 in Person Co., NC 2 3
  • Death: 14 JUN 1842 in Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, MO 4
  • Burial: Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, KY
  • Reference Number: 5810
  • Note: From the DAB: Atkinson, General Henry, Born in North Carolina in 1782, he entered the army as a captain in 1808. After serving at frontier posts in the southwest, he moved to New York where he was promoted to colonel and in 1815 assumed command of the 6th Infantry. In 1820 he was promoted to Brigadier General, but was reduced the next year when Congress cut army strength. Atkinson was active in Indian removal and served at Jefferson Barracks, near St. Louis, from 1826 until his death in 1842. "Dictionary of American Biography," (22 vols., New York, 1928-1936)The DAB notes, 1943, "His name is inseparably connected with the earlier period of the conquest of the frontier, and the part he bore is equaled in importance by that of no contemporary with the possible exception of William Clark." This was a man of his day.Henry Atkinson (soldier) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Henry Atkinson (1782 – June 14, 1842) was a United States army officer. He was a native of Person County, North Carolina. He entered the army in 1808 as a captain in the infantry, serving at various outposts on the Western frontier. He moved to New York and was promoted to colonel in the Regular Army, seeing considerable action during the War of 1812. He commanded the 6th U.S. Infantry beginning in 1815.

    After the war, Atkinson led two expeditions to the Yellowstone River in 1819 and 1825. Appointed Commissioner together with Indian agent Benjamin O'Fallon and with a military escort of 476 men, General Atkinson and his fellow commissioner left Fort Atkinson on May 16, 1825, and ascending the Missouri, negotiated treaties of friendship and trade with tribes of the upper Missouri, including the Arikara, the Cheyenne, the Crow, the Mandan, the Ponca, and several bands of the Sioux. At that time, there was still rivalry with British traders on the upper Missouri. The treaties acknowledged that the tribes lived within the United States, vowed perpetual friendship, and recognized the right of the United States to regulate trade, promising to deal only with licensed traders. The tribes agreed to forswear private retaliation for injuries and to return or indemnify the owner of stolen horses or other goods. Efforts to contact the Blackfoot and the Assiniboine were unsuccessful. Returning to Fort Atkinson at the "Council Bluff" in Nebraska, successful negotiations were had with the Ota, the Pawnee and the Omaha.[1] He was appointed brevet brigadier general and was in overall command of U.S. forces during the Black Hawk War. Although he delivered the final blow to the Black Hawk Indians at the Battle of Bad Axe, Atkinson was criticized for mishandling the operations of the war and his reputation did not prosper as did those of his subordinates Zachary Taylor and Henry Dodge.

    Atkinson later superintended removal of the Winnebago to Iowa; a second Fort Atkinson was named in his honor in Iowa. The City of Fort Atkinson in Jefferson County, Wisconsin is also named after him. Jefferson Barracks (near St. Louis) and Fort Leavenworth were begun under his direction. He spent the remainder of his career stationed at Jefferson Barracks.

    He married Mary Ann Bullitt on January 16, 1826 they had a son Edward Graham Atkinson.


    Philip Kearny From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Philip Kearny, Jr.
    Philip Kearny Born June 2, 1815
    New York City, New York Died September 1, 1862 (aged47)
    Chantilly, Virginia Place of burial Arlington National Cemetery Virginia Allegiance United States of America
    Second French Empire Service/branch United States Army
    French Army Yearsof service 1837 - 1851; 1861 - 1862 (USA)
    1859 - 1861 (France) Rank Major General Commands held First New Jersey Brigade Battles/wars Mexican-American War
    Second Italian War of Independence
    American Civil War

    Philip Kearny, Jr. (/ˈkɑrniː/; June 2, 1815 – September 1, 1862) was a United States Army officer, notable for his leadership in the Mexican-American War and American Civil War. He was killed in action in the 1862 Battle of Chantilly.


    Early life and career

    Kearny was born in New York City to a wealthy family. His father and mother were Philip Kearny, Sr., and Susan Watts.[1] His maternal grandfather John Watts, the last Royal Recorder of New York City,[2] was one of New York's wealthiest residents, who had vast holdings in ships, mills, factories, banks, and investment houses. Kearny's father was a Harvard-educated, New York City financier who owned his own brokerage firm and was also a founder of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Early in life, Kearny desired a career in the military. His parents died when he was young, and he was consequently raised by his grandfather. Against the younger Kearny's wishes, his guardian insisted that Kearny pursue a law career. Kearny attended Columbia College, attaining a law degree in 1833. His cousin John Watts de Peyster, who had also attended Columbia, wrote the first authoritative biography on Kearny.

    In 1836, his grandfather died, leaving Kearny a fortune of over $1 million. He chose to make the army his profession. The following year, Kearny obtained a commission as a second lieutenant of cavalry, assigned to the 1st U.S. Dragoons, who were commanded by his uncle, Colonel Stephen W. Kearny, and whose adjutant general was Jefferson Davis. The regiment was assigned to the western frontier.

    Kearny was sent to France in 1839 to study cavalry tactics, first attending school at the famous cavalry school in Saumur. He participated in several combat engagements with the Chasseurs d'Afrique in Algiers. Kearny rode into battle with a sword in his right hand, pistol in his left, and the reins in his teeth, as was the style of the Chasseurs. His fearless character in battle earned him the nickname by his French comrades Kearny le Magnifique, or Kearny the Magnificent. He returned to the United States in the fall of 1840 and prepared a cavalry manual for the Army based on his experiences overseas.

    Shortly afterward, Kearny was designated aide-de-camp to General Alexander Macomb, and served in this position until Macomb's death in June 1841. After a few months at the cavalry barracks in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Kearny was assigned to the staff of General Winfield Scott, soon becoming his aide-de-camp. He did additional duty on the frontier, accompanying his uncle's unit on an expedition to the South Pass of the Oregon Trail in 1845.

    War with Mexico

    Kearny, disappointed with the lack of fighting he was seeing in the Army, resigned his commission in 1846, but returned to duty a month later at of the outbreak of the Mexican-American War. Kearny was assigned to raise a troop of cavalry for the 1st U.S. Dragoons, Company F, in Terre Haute, Indiana. He spared no expense in recruiting his men and acquired 120 matched dapple gray horses with his own money. The unit was originally stationed at the Rio Grande but soon became the personal bodyguard for General Scott, the commander-in-chief of the Army in Mexico. Kearny was promoted to captain in December 1846.

    Kearny and his men participated in the battles of Contreras and Churubusco; in the latter engagement, Kearny led a daring cavalry charge and suffered a grapeshot wound to his left arm. It later had to be amputated. Kearny's courage earned him the respect of his soldiers and fellow officers alike; General-in-Chief Winfield Scott called him "a perfect soldier" and "the bravest man I ever knew."[3] Kearny quickly returned to duty. When the U.S. Army entered Mexico City the following month, he had the personal distinction of being the first man through the gates of the city.

    Resignation and service in France

    After the war, Kearny did a stint with the Army recruiting service in New York City. While there, he was presented with a sword by the Union Club for his service during the war, and was brevetted to major.

    In 1851, he was a member of a unit that saw action against the Rogue River Native American tribe in Oregon. After the failure of his marriage, frustrated with the slow promotion process of the Army, Kearny resigned his commission in October of that year.

    He embarked on a trip around the world, visiting China, Ceylon, and France. In Paris, Kearny fell in love with a New York City woman named Agnes Maxwell, but was unable to marry her because his first wife would not grant him a divorce. In 1854, Kearny was injured when the horse he was riding fell through a rotten bridge. Agnes Maxwell moved in to take care of him.

    By 1855, Agnes and Kearny had left New York to escape the disapproval of society. They settled in Kearny's new mansion, Bellegrove, overlooking the Passaic River (in what is now Kearny, New Jersey). It was a short distance and across the river from his family's old manor in Newark, New Jersey. In 1858 his wife finally granted a divorce. Kearny and Maxwell moved to Paris, where they were married.

    In 1859, Kearny returned to France, re-joining the Chasseurs d'Afrique, who were at the time fighting against Austrian forces in Italy. Later, he was with Napoleon III's Imperial Guard at the Battle of Solferino, where he charged with the cavalry under général Louis-Michel Morris, which penetrated the Austrian center and captured the key point of the battle. For this action, Kearny was awarded the French Légion d'honneur, becoming the first U.S. citizen to be thus honored.

    Civil War

    When the American Civil War broke out in 1861, Kearny returned to the United States and was appointed a brigadier general, commanding the First New Jersey Brigade, which he trained efficiently. The Army had been reluctant to restore his commission due to his disability, but the shocking Union defeat at the First Battle of Bull Run made them realize the importance of seasoned combat officers. His brigade, even after he left to command a division, performed spectacularly, especially at the Battle of Glendale.

    He received command of the 3rd Division of the III Corps on April 30, 1862. He led the division into action at the Battle of Williamsburg and the Battle of Fair Oaks. At Williamsburg, as he led his troops onto the field, Kearny shouted (in a notable quote), "I'm a one-armed Jersey son-of-a-gun, follow me!" The general led the charge with his sword in hand, reins in his teeth. He is noted for urging his troops forward by declaring, "Don't worry, men, they'll all be firing at me!" His performance during the Peninsula Campaign earned him much respect from the army and his superiors. He disliked the commander of the Army of the Potomac, Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan, whose orders (especially those to fall back) he frequently ignored. After the Battle of Malvern Hill, which was a Union victory, McClellan ordered a withdrawal, and Kearny wrote:

    I, Philip Kearny, an old soldier, enter my solemn protest against this order for retreat. We ought instead of retreating should follow up the enemy and take Richmond. And in full view of all responsible for such declaration, I say to you all, such an order can only be prompted by cowardice or treason.

    Kearny is credited with devising the first unit insignia patches used in the U.S. Army. In the summer of 1862, he issued an order that his officers should wear a patch of red cloth on the front of their caps to identify themselves as members of his unit. The enlisted men, with whom Kearny was quite popular, quickly followed suit voluntarily. Members of other units picked up on the idea, devising their own insignia, and these evolved over the years into the modern shoulder patch. (Daniel Butterfield is credited with taking Kearny's idea and standardizing it for all corps in the Army of the Potomac, designing most of the corps badges.) Kearny was promoted to major general on July 4, 1862.[4]

    Death Statue over Kearny's remains in Arlington National Cemetery

    By the end of August 1862, General Kearny led his division at the disastrous Second Battle of Bull Run, which saw the Union Army routed and nearly destroyed by Gen. Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. The Union army retreated toward Washington and fought with the pursuing Confederates on September 1, 1862, at the Battle of Chantilly. In a violent storm with lightning and pouring rain, Kearny decided to investigate a gap in the Union line. Responding to warnings of a subordinate, he said, "The Rebel bullet that can kill me has not yet been molded." Encountering Confederate troops, Kearny ignored a demand to surrender and, while he tried to escape, was shot by a bullet that penetrated the base of his spine, killing him instantly. Confederate Maj. Gen. A.P. Hill, upon hearing the gunfire, ran up to the body of the illustrious soldier with a lantern and exclaimed, "You've killed Phil Kearny, he deserved a better fate than to die in the mud." General Lee sent his body back to Union forces, with a condolence note. At the time, there were rumors in Washington that President Abraham Lincoln was contemplating replacing George B. McClellan with "Kearny the Magnificent".

    Kearny was buried at Trinity Churchyard in New York. In 1912, his remains were exhumed and re-interred at Arlington National Cemetery, where there is a statue in his honor, one of only two equestrian statues at Arlington. The re-interment drive was spearheaded by Medal of Honor recipient Charles F. Hopkins, who had served under General Kearny in the First New Jersey Brigade. The statue was dedicated by President Woodrow Wilson in November 1914. It was refurbished in 1996 by the General Philip Kearny Memorial Committee, a New Jersey nonprofit corporation.

    Legacy and honors Statue in Military Park, Newark
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