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Famous explorer and Union general Frederick West Lander dies at his headquarters in western Virginia

Frederick West Lander, detail
03/02/1862
Before the war, Frederick West Lander was an Army engineering officer and a famous transcontinental explorer who discovered several routes westward across the United States.  He was also a published poet of some note and the husband of the famous English-born actress, Jean Davenport, who he had married in 1860. He had been commissioned a brigadier-general and badly wounded early in the war.  Later, he fell ill with pneumonia and died from a stroke at his headquarters in Paw Paw, Virginia.  He was forty years old.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Frank Moore, ed., The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc. (New York: G.P.Putnam, 1862), IV: 46. 

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