Christopher Carson (1809-1868)

Christopher Kit Carson was a fur trapper, mountain man, and guide to explorer John C. Fremont on 3 expeditions. Heroism in California during the Mexican War brought him national recognition. He was colonel of the 1st New Mexico Infantry and was brevetted Brigadier General, U.S. Volunteers for his war service which consisted primarily of Indian fighting. His autobiography, Kit Carson's Own Story of His Life, was first published in 1926.

Date:
1855 circa 5 years
Original Format:
Daguerreotype
Item#:
MES05538
Height:
990px
Width:
751px
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