Wallace has this regarding John Watts Kearney: b. 9/21/35, New York; ed. at Rutgers College, NJ. Removed to New Orleans when he became a clerk. Enl. May 1861, as Pvt., 1st Co., Washington Artillery Bn. Dischd. 4/21/62 as Pvt. Commissioned 2d Lt. in Capt. C.C. Lewis' Co., Confederate Guards Artillery, to rank from 2/15/62. Served on the staff of Col. R.W. Miles, Miles' Legion, from June 1862 until the surrender of Port Hudson 7/9/63. Assigned to duty as 2d Lt., Co. D [Coffin's Battery/Bethel Artillery, of De Gournay's Battalion Heavy Artillery], by order of Maj. Gen. Franklin Gardner 9/4/64. Transferred back to duty with Miles. As of 4/21/65, Kearney was Lt. of Arty., Miles Legion, and A.A.A.G. Prominent New Orleans business man after the war. Staunch advocate of the white Republican Party. Served as Postmaster of New Orleans from 1902until his death. Was twice elected commander of Washington Artillery Camp, No. 15, U.C.V. Member of carnival associations, Pickwick Club, and was a vestryman of Trinity Episcopal Church. Died 12/25/1903. Close relative of Gen. Stephen Kearney and Gen. Philip Kearney.