The Yukon-Tanana Region, Alaska:
Description of Circle Quadrangle.
By Louis Marcus Prindle.
This important copy was owned by Major C. S. Farnsworth
of Fort Egbert and Fort Gibbon.
Includes the large folding map.
[shelf locator: Ephemera Notebook: Yukon River #2]
$150 plus $5.00 postage & packing & insurance (international orders extra) for this book.
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Charles S. Farnsworth, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Charles Stewart Farnsworth (October 29, 1862 – December 19, 1955)
was an American general and civic leader.
United States Army
Years of service 1887 - 1925
Rank Major General
Commands held 159th Infantry Brigade
37th Infantry Division
Battles/wars Spanish-American War
World War I
*Battle of Saint-Mihiel
Awards Distinguished Service Medal
Croix de guerre with Palm (from France)
Légion d'honneur (from France)
Order of Léopold (from Belgium)
After graduating in 1887, Farnsworth was sent to various posts in the Great Plains. He was stationed at Fort Sisseton in South Dakota, Fort Shaw in Montana, and Fort Buford in North Dakota. While at Fort Shaw, he married Laura Galey. They had one son, Robert. She died in 1890.
In 1893 he became Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the University of North Dakota.
During the Spanish-American War, Farnsworth served as a quartermaster in Cuba and was an aide to Adna Chaffee.
After the war, Farnsworth was sent to Alaska where he founded and constructed Fort Gibbon. He was then sent to the Philippines where he founded and built Fort William McKinley. He also expanded the cantonments at the Presidio of San Francisco.
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