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Exploration of the Red River of Louisiana, in the year 1852

Author: Randolph B MarcyGeorge B McClellanRobert ArmstrongGeorge Gettz ShumardJohn H RichardAll authors
Publisher: Washington [D.C.], Robert Armstrong, Public Printer, 1853.
Series: Senate executive document (United States. Congress. Senate), 32nd Congress, 2nd session, no. 54.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
United States. War Department.
Exploration of the Red River of Louisiana.
Washington, R. Armstrong, Public Printer, 1853
(OCoLC)562408767
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Randolph B Marcy; George B McClellan; Robert Armstrong; George Gettz Shumard; John H Richard; William H Dougal; United States. War Department,; Ackerman Lithr.,
OCLC Number: 1619202
Notes: "Report of the Secretary of War ... War Department, Washington, November 8, 1853."--Verso of title page.
Folded maps and most plates drawn by Ackerman Lith., New York. Geological sections by Dr. George G. Shumard, surgeon to the expedition. Some plates drawn by J.H. Richard and engraved by W.H. Dougal.
Another edition (Washington : Beverley Tucker, Senate Printer, 1854) has title page headed: 33d Congress, 1st session, Senate. Executive doc.
Includes index.
Description: xv, 320 pages. plates, 2 folded maps. 23 cm.
Contents: Appendixes: A. Meteorology observations. --
B. Tables of courses and distances. --
C. Mineralogy: Report on the minerals collected, by C.U. Shepard. --
D. Geology: Notes upon the specimens of rocks and minerals, by Edward Hitchcock. Remarks upon the general geology of the country traversed, by George G. Shumard. --
E. Palaeontology: Description of the species of Carboniferous and Cretaceous fossils, by B.F. Shumard. --
F. Zoology: Mammals, by R.B. Marcy. Reptiles [and] fishes, by S.F. Baird and C. Girard. Shells, by C.B. Adams and G.G. Shumard. Orthopterous insects, arachnidians, myriapods, by C. Girard. --
G. Botany: Description of the plants, by John Torrey. --
H. Ethnology: Vocabulary of the Comanches and Wichitas, by R.B. Marcy, with some general remarks by W.W. Turner.
Series Title: Senate executive document (United States. Congress. Senate), 32nd Congress, 2nd session, no. 54.
Responsibility: by Randolph B. Marcy, Captain Fifth Infantry U.S. Army; assisted by George B. McClellan, Brevet Captain U.S. Engineers. With reports on the natural history of the country, and numerous illustrations.

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