See also:American geographer, was
See also:born in New
See also:Bedford, Massachusetts, on the 7th of
See also:December 1835 . He was educated as a
See also:civil engineer, and was early engaged on the Hoosac Tunnel . In 1858 he joined an exploring expedition to South
See also:America . During the American Civil War he served (1862–1865) in the Army of the
See also:Potomac, rising to the command of a
See also:brigade and the
See also:rank of colonel; and in 1866–1867 he was war correspondent of the New
See also:Herald in Mexico . He explored the
See also:Amazon (1868–1879), and gradually became the leading authority on that region of South America, being appointed
See also:United States
See also:commissioner to
See also:report on Ecuador in 188o, and visiting
See also:Costa Rica in 1895 to report on its
See also:debt and
See also:railways . He wrote extensively on South and Central American geography, and became avice-
See also:president of the Royal
See also:Geographical Society (
See also:London), and in 1898 president of the geographical section of the
See also:British Association .
FREDERICK EDWIN CHURCH (1826-1900)
RICHARD WILLIAM CHURCH (1815–189o)
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