Charles Wilkes


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United States explorer of Antarctica (1798-1877)

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Exploring Expeditions publications, is referred to by both Charles Wilkes and Joseph Drayton.
Presented in this volume are twelve biographies of men who built up America's overseas territories: Charles Wilkes, Richard W.
Under Charles Wilkes and Maury, it quickly moved beyond this restricted use to extend its work to geomagnetic, astronomical, and meteorological observations that soon brought it into the forefront of scientific research, bringing global credit to the U.
When Lieutenant Charles Wilkes set out as the head of the four-year "America's first ocean-going voyage of discovery" in 1838, his mandate was to see if a continent existed at the South Pole (yes--Antarctica), to survey and map unclaimed islands and the mouth of the Columbia River, and to collect specimens of all kinds.
On the one hand, we have Henry Morton Stanley (page 34), whose place in the history books is well established, on the other, Charles Wilkes (page 64), whose name is all but forgotten.
This particular Smithsonian project involves digitally preserving the complete record of The United States Exploring Expedition (USEE) of 1838 to 1842, under the command of Charles Wilkes, the first federally funded mission of exploration in American history.
Charles Wilkes (1798-1877) was appointed midshipman a year before Ringgold in 1818 and lieutenant two years before Ringgold in 1826.
In 1840 and 1841, there were expeditions led by Dumont d'Urville from France, Charles Wilkes from the United States, and James Clark Ross from Great Britain.
Charles Wilkes explored much of the continent's coastline in 1839.
In 1838 navy lieutenant Charles Wilkes commanded the first U.
Charles Wilkes laid claim to a portion of the continent of Antarctica for the U.
He wrote biographies of Theodore Roosevelt, Daniel Boone, Mary Tudor, and Admiral Charles Wilkes as well as numerous works dealing with American history, several juveniles, and a historical novel, A Crown for Carlotta (1929).
Science in the region is much more recent; Charles Wilkes produced the first chart based on an organized survey in 1837.
The legacy of the Exploring Expedition, with its strict, headstrong and aloof commander Lieutenant Charles Wilkes, includes tales of adventure, songs of sea peril, navigational charts that were used for a century and 19 volumes of scientific reports and atlases.
1840: A ship commanded by American Charles Wilkes sighted Antarctica and confirmed it as a continent (several expeditions from 1820 on had sighted points on the Antarctic mainland).