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John C. Fremont. National Portrait Gallery of Eminent Americans. New York: Johnson, Fry and Co., 1862. $95.00

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John C. Fremont (1813-1890)

Fremont wa an American military officer, an explorer and a politician. He led four expeditions into the American west and served as military governor of California during the Mexican-American War. He was one of the first two U.S. senators representing California. Fremont became wealthy during the California Gold Rush.

Steel engraving.
10 ¾ x 8 inches, sheet.
Excellent condition.