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 James William Abert  (1820 - 1897)

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Lived/Active: New York/Kansas/New Jersey      Known for: sketch artist-expedition

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Birth
1820 (Mount Holly, New Jersey)
 
Death
1897 (Newport, Kentucky)

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New York/Kansas/New Jersey

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Born in Mount Holly, New Jersey, James Abert became a topographical artist with the corps of engineers and made several expeditions into the West from which he did illustrated reports with watercolor sketches.

In 1838, he entered the Military Academy at West Point, after attending Princeton University, and after West Point Graduation in 1842 was assigned to a U.S. Infantry Regiment at Detroit and then transferred to the Corps of Topographical Engineers in 1843.

In 1845, he (showing 500 of 3811 characters).



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