James William Abert
(1820 - 1897)
James William Abert was active/lived in New York, Kansas, New Jersey. James Abert is known for sketch artist-expedition.
Biography James William Abert
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
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.
1845, he joined the survey party of Captain John C Fremont from Bent's
Fort, near what is now La Junta, Colorado, to explore and map the
Canadian River from the headwaters in New Mexico across the Texas
Panhandle to the Arkansas River in Indian Territory n
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