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The Resource William H. Emory : soldier-scientist, L. David Norris, James C. Milligan, and Odie B. Faulk

William H. Emory : soldier-scientist, L. David Norris, James C. Milligan, and Odie B. Faulk

Label
William H. Emory : soldier-scientist
Title
William H. Emory
Title remainder
soldier-scientist
Statement of responsibility
L. David Norris, James C. Milligan, and Odie B. Faulk
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Soldier and explorer William H. Emory traveled the length and breadth of the United States and participated in some of the most significant events of the nineteenth century. This first complete biography of Emory offers new insight on an often overlooked military figure and provides an important view of an expanding America. Born in Maryland in 1811, Emory was a West Point graduate who resigned his commission to become a civil engineer and join the newly formed Corps of Topographical Engineers. After working along the Canadian boundary, he was selected to accompany Stephen Watts Kearny and the Army of the West in their trek to California in 1846, and his map from that expedition helped guide Forty-Niners bound for the goldfields
  • Emory worked for nine years on the new border between the United States and Mexico after the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and the Gadsden Purchase and was responsible for the survey and marking of the boundary. When the Civil War broke out, Emory refused a commission in the Confederate Army, instead commanding a regiment defending Washington, D.C
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.5/092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
CT275.E496
LC item number
N67 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
William H. Emory : soldier-scientist, L. David Norris, James C. Milligan, and Odie B. Faulk
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 336-344) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
39085356
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
353 pages
Isbn
9780816519125
Lccn
98019729
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)39085356
Label
William H. Emory : soldier-scientist, L. David Norris, James C. Milligan, and Odie B. Faulk
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 336-344) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
39085356
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
353 pages
Isbn
9780816519125
Lccn
98019729
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)39085356

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