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William H. Emory

Union Army general

1811   -   1887

country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: United States Military Academy
occupation: explorer, military officer, cartographer, botanist, politician, civil engineer

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William Hemsley Emory (September 7, 1811 – December 1, 1887) was a prominent American surveyor and civil engineer in the 19th century. As an officer in the U.S. Army Corps of Topographical Engineers he specialized in mapping the United States border, including the Texas–Mexico border, and the Gadsden Purchase border, 1844–1855, and published lasting scientific reports on the border region.
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