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James Abert

 (1820 - 1897)
James William Abert was active/lived in New York, Kansas, New Jersey.  James Abert is known for sketch artist-expedition.

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James 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 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 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  ...  Displaying 750 of 3811 characters.



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About  James Abert

Born:  1820 - Mount Holly, New Jersey
Died:   1897 - Newport, Kentucky
Known for:  sketch artist-expedition