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Major General Adolphus W. Greely Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

MAJOR GENERAL ADOLPHUS W. GREELY
Born: March 27, 1844
Died: October 20, 1935
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Adolphus W. Greely (1844-1935) and his party of 25 men landed on northern Grinnell Land in the Arctic Sea in August 1881. Within a few months, Greely's expedition had charted the outlines of Grinnell Land, and obtained meteorological and magnetic data while three men from the party reached 83º24'N, setting a new record for the farthest northern exploration. In 1935, Greely received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his contributions to polar exploration.

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