This Day In History
This Day In History
Monday, December 9, 2019

«American explorer»

Charles Wilkes

Charles Wilkes
(April 3, 1798 - February 8, 1877)
Charles Wilkes was an American naval officer and explorer. He led the United States Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 and commanded the ship in the Trent Affair during the American Civil War (1861–1865). Although credited with several "firsts", his behavior led to two convictions at court-martial.
American explorer, naval officer, explorer
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