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O’Sullivan first uses the term Manifest Destiny. 1846 During his third exploration of the West, arrives in California and helps spark the Bear Flag Rebellion. 58 Fremont back matter 11/25/08 3:28 PM Page 59 1849 Fails to find a route through the Rocky Mountains for a western railroad line; the ill-fated wintertime crossing ends in the deaths of 10 men under his command. S. senators from California 1856 Runs for president as the first national candidate of the Republican Party; loses election to James Buchanan.

President Lincoln asked 55 Fremont Ch. 6 56 11/25/08 3:27 PM John C. Frémont: Page 56 Pathfinder of the West President Lincoln (left) confers with advisors and generals early in the Civil War. Next to Lincoln are William Henry Seward, Winfield Scott, Simon Cameron, George McClellan, Benjamin Butler, John Wool, Robert Anderson, John C. Frémont, and John Dix. Frémont to return to the military and take command of the Union’s western armies. Frémont was given the rank of major general and ordered to defeat the Confederate, or Southern, forces in Missouri.

Rock upon rock . . rock upon rock . . snow upon snow . . snow upon snow,” the Indian told Frémont. ” On February 6, Carson and Frémont found a path through the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The corps trudged through—hungry, footsore, and cold. “The snow is terribly deep, and we can make only a few miles every day,” wrote Preuss. “I am almost barefoot. This surpasses every discomfort that I have experienced so far. Here, a buffalo hide is 41 Fremont Ch. 4 42 11/25/08 3:25 PM John C. ” The corps proved the Washo Indian wrong; they found the path improving as they descended from the mountains on the California side.

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