Gadsden Purchase -- History -- Sources
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Abstract William H. Emory (1811-1887) was born in Queen Anne's County, Maryland. After graduating from the U.S. Military Academy in 1831, Emory devoted most of his life to the U.S. Army. Upon retirement in 1876 he had attained the rank of brigadier general and had served in the Mexican-American War, the Civil War, and on what is historically known as the "Indian Frontier," land in south-central United States that the US government established after forcibly removing Indigenous people in the east from...