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History Bookshelf: Winston Groom

Gen. Stephen Watts Kearny

Gen. Stephen Watts Kearny

Decatur, Georgia
Saturday, June 22, 2013

Winston Groom discusses his book, “Kearny's March: The Epic Creation of the American West, 1846-1847.”  Under orders from President James K. Polk, General Stephen Watts Kearny led a cavalry from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas to California to acquire Mexican territory for the United States.  This crucial and successful campaign during the Mexican-American War helped to pave the way for the rapid westward expansion of the United States.

Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 2:55pm (ET)

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