William Hemsley Emory

William H. Emory

(1811-1887) William Hemsley Emory was born in Maryland and attended Westpoint, graduating in 1831. He was primarily a topographical engineer and explorer, and became famous for his Notes of a Military Reconnaissance from Fort Leavenworth in Missouri to San Diego, California published by Congress in 1848. It was very detailed report containing maps, topographical information, information about settlements and Indians. But it also contained information on plant life that he found along the way. After the Mexican-American War, he directed the US and Mexican Boundary Survey from 1848-1855. He died in 1887.

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