Thursday, 1 August 2019

912) William H. Emory

William Hemsley Emory (1811 – 1887). American surveyor and civil engineer. 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.

- "The guide Fitzpatrick took the opportunity to tease Emory by explaining it was his red hair and whiskers that had enthralled the lass.https://books.google.it/books…

- "The red-headed corps commander, Major General William H. Emory, known to the troops as 'Old Brick Top'..."  https://books.google.it/books…

- "One of the most important pre-war surveys was led by Lieutenant William Emory, a red-haired topographic specialist...https://books.google.it/books…



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