Explorer; born in Galena, Ill.
, Sept. 29, 1849; graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1871, and commissioned second lieutenant in the 3d United States Cavalry.
He secured a leave of absence in 1878 and took command of the Sir John Franklin
search expedition which sailed from New York on June 19, in the Eothen
In a fifteen months tour he succeeded in clearing up a great deal of the mystery in connection with that fated expedition.
In 1886 he had charge of a special expedition to Alaska
, and later made a second exploring tour in that territory.
His publications include Along Alaska's Great-River
; The Franklin search, under Lieutenant Schwatka
; Nimrod of the North
; and Children of the cold
He died in Portland, Ore.
, Nov. 2, 1892.