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Abert, James William (1820-1897) Report of the Secretary of War, communicating, in answer to a resolution of the Senate, a report and map of the examination of New Mexico...

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04148 Author/Creator: Abert, James William (1820-1897) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Books Date: 1848 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Title continues "made by Lieutenant J. W. Abert, of the Topographical Corps."

People: Abert, James William, 1820-1897.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: Travel, Westward Expansion, Frontiers and Exploration, Government and Civics, Congress

Sub Era: Age of Jackson