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Reports of the Secretary of War, with reconnaissances of routes from San Antonio to El Paso,

Author: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers.
Publisher: Washington, Printed at the Union Office, 1850.
Series: Senate executive document (United States. Congress. Senate), 31st Congress, 1st session, no. 64.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : English
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This report was most important for the opening of travel and settlement in West Texas and New Mexico. By these explorations a supply and potential railroad route was surveyed across West Texas, and this became the main passageway for soldiers, settlers and gold seekers. The surveyors were pleased with what they saw, pointing out the large population which could be supported in the Rio Grande Valley, as well as the  Read more...
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United States. Army. Corps of Engineers.
Reports of the Secretary of War.
Washington, Printed at the Union Office, 1850
(OCoLC)562451683
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers.
OCLC Number: 4340370
Notes: Plates 2, 21 and 39 wanting.
Description: 250 pages 75 plates (some color, some folded, including portraits, plans) 2 folded maps 23 cm
Contents: Reconnaissances of routes from San Antonio to El Paso --
Report of Capt. R.B. Marcy's route from Fort Smith to Santa Fe --
Report of Lieut. J.H. Simpson on an expedition into the Navajo country --
Report of Lieut. W.H. Whiting's reconnaissances of the Western frontier of Texas / J.E. Johnston [and others].
Series Title: Senate executive document (United States. Congress. Senate), 31st Congress, 1st session, no. 64.
Responsibility: by Brevet Lt. Col. J.E. Johnston; Lieutenant W.F. Smith; Lieutenant F.T. Bryan; Lieutenant N.H. Michler; and Captain S.G. French, of Q'rmaster's Dep't. Also, the report of Capt. R.B. Marcy's route from Fort Smith to Santa Fe; and the report of Lieut. J.H. Simpson of an expedition into Navajo country; and the report of Lieutenant W.H.C. Whiting's reconnaissances of the western frontier of Texas. July 24, 1850. Ordered to be printed.

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This report was most important for the opening of travel and settlement in West Texas and New Mexico. By these explorations a supply and potential railroad route was surveyed across West Texas, and this became the main passageway for soldiers, settlers and gold seekers. The surveyors were pleased with what they saw, pointing out the large population which could be supported in the Rio Grande Valley, as well as the strategic importance of El Paso. The Simpson report is one of the first thorough surveys in New Mexico. Related to it are the many handsome plates, as well as one of the maps. The other map shows the routes across Texas. The plates with the Simpson report make it an important American color plate book.

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