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Collection Reference Number GLC00267.111
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1848 
Title Notes of a military reconnoissance [sic] from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, in California, including part of the Arkansas, Del Norte, and Gila rivers
Date 1848
Author Emory, William H. (William Hemsley) (1811-1887)  
Document Type Book
Content Description Physical description of the flora and fauna of the American west. As chief topographical engineer for Stephen W. Kearny's Army of the West during the Mexican War, Emory had been tasked with conducting a natural history survey on their 2000-mile march to secure California.
Subjects Mexican War  Military History  Frontiers and Exploration  Geography and Natural History  Latin and South America  
People Emory, William H. (William Hemsley) (1811-1887)  Wendell and Van Benthuysen (fl. 1847-1848)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme Westward Expansion; Science, Technology, Invention; The Mexican War
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859