05 January 2015

Zebulon Montgomery Pike

Zebulon Montgomery Pike (from Wikipedia - link added):

Zebulon Montgomery Pike (January 5, 1779 – April 27, 1813) was an American brigadier general and explorer for whom Pikes Peak in Colorado is named.

In 1810 Pike published an account of his expeditions... .  He later achieved the rank of brigadier general in the Army, serving during the War of 1812. He was killed during the Battle of York, which the United States won.

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