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NH 66754 Wilkes, Charles

Wilkes, Charles
Title: Wilkes, Charles
Caption: Captain Charles Wilkes, U.S.N., circa 1855-60. Engraved by A.H. Ritchie. Had commanded The Wilkes Expedition 1838-43, that explored South America, Pacific Islands, West Coast of U.S. and claimed to have discovered Antarctic Continent. later proved to be accurate. Born New York, 1798. Served U.S. Navy from 1818 to 1864. Died, Washington, D.C. 8 February 1877.
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Catalog #: NH 66754
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