Frémont, Pathmarker of the West

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APPENDIX I
Frémont's Children

JESSIE BENTON FRÉMONT'S Bible lists the births and deaths of her children. The roster is as follows: Elizabeth Benton Frémont, born Washington, November 13, 1842; Benton Frémont, born Washington, July 24, 1848; John Charles Frémont, born in California, April 19, 1851; Anne Beverley Frémont, born Paris, February 1, 1853; Frank Preston Frémont, born Washington, May 17, 1854. Benton Frémont died on the Missouri River, October 6, 1848--his being the grave that lay between Jessie and General Kearny; Anne Beverley Fremont died at Silver Spring, Maryland, July 12, 1853. Below the list Jessie wrote: "Care and sorrow and childbirth pain."


APPENDIX II
Corruption in St. Louis, 1861

AT THE OUTBREAK of the Civil War few men foresaw the wide scope or prolonged duration of the conflict. Lincoln appointed to the Secretaryship of War a politician, Simon Cameron, who was quite incompetent for the proper discharge of his duties. The result was that, amid general confusion, months passed before the government in Washington appreciated the necessity for setting up a central purchasing agency for ordnance stores, and months more elapsed before order began to appear in government buying. Immediately after the firing on Fort Sumter volunteer military units sprang up all over the North under state and city auspices. Union Defense Committees

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface vii
  • Contents xi
  • I- Charleston Boyhood 1
  • II- An Explorer''s Training 19
  • III- First View of the Great West 29
  • IV- Washington Courtship 46
  • V- A Runaway Marriage 60
  • Vl the Stakes of the West 72
  • VII- The First Expedition 89
  • IX- The First Report 116
  • X- The Second Expedition- Outward Bound 127
  • XI- Over the Winter Sierras 147
  • Xll Sutter''s Fort and California 161
  • Xlll Homeward over the Rockies 175
  • XIV- Washington Expansionists and the Far West 190
  • XV- The Third Expedition 206
  • XVI- A Clash with Californians 217
  • XVII- The Message from Gillespie 234
  • XVIII- The Bear Flag Outbreak 253
  • XIX- The California Battalion 287
  • XX- The Quarrel with Kearny 305
  • XXI- A Famous Court-Martial 327
  • XXII- Starvation and Cannibalism 343
  • XXIII- Golconda and the Senate 373
  • XXIV- Managing the Mariposas 393
  • XXV- The Fifth Expedition 408
  • XXVI- The Republican Nomination 421
  • XXVII- The Campaign of 1856 439
  • XXVIII- New Mariposa Troubles 459
  • XXIX- Civil War in the West 473
  • XXX- Frémont vs. Blair and Lincoln 503
  • XXXI- The End of the "Hundred Days" 529
  • XXXII- The Mountain Department 550
  • XXXIII 564
  • XXXIV- A Financial Debacle 583
  • XXXV- Poverty and Labor 602
  • XXXVI- Character and Fame 612
  • XXXVII - Some New Light on Frémont 623
  • Appendix I- Frémont''s Children 663
  • Bibliographical Note 671
  • Index 675
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