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Abert, John James, 1788-1863

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1788-09-17 - 1863-01-27

United States soldier. Headed the Corps of Topographical Engineers for 32 years and organized the mapping of the American West. Namesake of Lake Albert in South Dakota, as well as Abert Rim in Oregon, and Abert's squirrel.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Boundary of the Creek Country Surveyed Under the Direction of the Bureau of Topl. Engs, 1858

 Item — map-case: 4, drawer: 19, map: 19.41
Identifier: 1500.026.4.19.41
Scope and Contents Map of Indian Terriroty between Texas and Arkansas; Kansas and Texas. The Oklahoma Panhandle is noted as being part of New Mexico.Of the northern boundary, 79 miles & 870 feet was surveyed in 1849 by Captain L. Sitgreaves, Topl. Engrs.120 miles & 792 feet of the Northern Boundary and N. Fork of the Canadian River was surveyed in 1850 by Lt. Woodruff, T. E.The southern boundary, the Canadian River is laid down from the surveys of Lieuts. Simpson and Abert, Corps of Topl....
Dates: Publication: 1858

Map illustrating the plan of the defences of the Western Frontier, as proposed by the Charles Gratiot…, 1837-10-31

 Item — map-case: 4, drawer: 8, map: 8.44
Identifier: 1500.026.4.8.44
Scope and Contents Map shows post removal tribal locations, proposed and extant forts extending from Galveston to Lake Superior, from the Mississippi River to the National Boundary. Shoes distances and days to march those distances.
Scale: 1” = 50 miles
Dates: 1837-10-31

Map illustrating the plan of the defences of the Western Frontier, as proposed by the Hon. H. R. Poinsett, Sec. of War…, 1837-12-30

 Item — map-case: 4, drawer: 8, map: 8.45
Identifier: 1500.026.4.8.45
Scope and Contents Map shows post removal tribal locations, proposed and extant forts extending from Galveston to Lake Superior, from the Mississippi River to the National Boundary.
Scale: 1” = 50 miles
Dates: 1837-12-30