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John Charles Fremont
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- ANEWLEAF
 Added: Dec. 16, 2014
 

- J. Bruce Fox
 Added: Aug. 25, 2014
 
John Charles Frémont or Fremont: Sir, you will be remembered an American military officer, explorer, and the first candidate of the anti-slavery Republican Party for the office of President of the United States. During the 1840s, that era's penny press accorded Frémont the sobriquet The Pathfinder. He is sometimes called The Great Pathfinder. You retired from the military and moved to the new territory California, after leading a fourth expedition, which cost ten lives, seeking a rail route over the mountains around the 38th parallel in the winter of 1849. You became one of the first two U.S. Senators elected from the new state in 1850. You were soon bogged down with lawsuits over land claims between the dispossessions of various land owners during the Mexican-American War, and the explosion of Forty-Niners immigrating during the California Gold Rush. You lost the 1856 presidential election to Democrats James Buchanan and John C. Breckenridge when Democrats warned his election would lead to civil war. During the American Civil War you were given command of the armies in the west but made hasty decisions (such as trying to abolish slavery without consulting the federal government), and was consequently relieved of your command (fired, then court martialed – receiving a presidential pardon). Historians portray you as controversial, impetuous, and contradictory. Some scholars regard him as a military hero of significant accomplishment, while others view you as a failure who repeatedly defeated your own best purposes. The keys to your character and personality may lie in you being born out of wedlock, ambitious drive for success, self-justification, and passive-aggressive behavior. After meeting with President James K. Polk, you left Washington, D.C. on May 15, 1845. You raised a group of 62 volunteers in Saint Louis. You arrived at Sutter's Fort in California on December 10, 1845 and went to Monterrey, California, to talk with the American consul, Thomas Larkin, and Mexican major-domo Jose Castro. In 1846, with the arrival of USS Congress, you were appointed lieutenant colonel of the California Battalion, also called U.S. Mounted Rifles, which you had helped form with your survey crew and volunteers from the Bear Flag Republic, now totaling 428 men. You became the first presidential candidate of the new Republican Party in 1856. It used the slogan "Free Soil, Free Men, and Frémont" to crusade for free farms (homesteads) and against the Slave Power. As was typical in presidential campaigns, the candidates stayed at home and said little. The Democrats meanwhile counter-crusaded against the Republicans, warning that a victory by Frémont would bring civil war. They also raised a host of issues, alleging Frémont was a Catholic and had a poor military record. Frémont's powerful father-in-law, Senator Benton, praised Frémont but announced his support for the Democratic candidate James Buchanan. At the time of your campaign you lived in Staten Island, New York. The campaign was headquartered near your home in St. George.You placed second to James Buchanan in a three-way election; you did not carry the state of California. You lived on Staten Island in retirement and died in New York City in 1890 of peritonitis and was buried in Rockland Cemetery in Sparkill, New York. John Charles Fremont:thank you for serving in the United States' military and being the nation's first Republican candidate for the presidency. I go to school near your burial site someday I will visit it,may you rest in peace!
- MFPS
 Added: Jul. 13, 2014
 

- Darlene T.
 Added: Jul. 13, 2014
 

- Lazer
 Added: Jul. 13, 2014
 

- MFPS
 Added: Jan. 21, 2014
 

- David Wend
 Added: Jan. 21, 2014
 

- Old Coot
 Added: Dec. 28, 2013
 
For the angel day of the namesake of my city, which is proud to bear your name.
- Merrileem
 Added: Jul. 13, 2013
 
Amateur vs Fremont, Boston 1859 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.c3 Qe7 5.0–0 d6 6.h3 Nf6 7.d3 0–0 8.Be3 Bxe3 9.fxe3 Be6 10.Bb3 Na5 11.Nbd2 c6 12.Qe2 d5 13.Nxe5 Bxh3 14.Nxc6 bxc6 15.gxh3 dxe4 16.d4 Kh8 17.Bc2 Nb7 18.Rf4 Nd6 19.Qg2 Rae8 20.Raf1 Nd5 21.Qf2 Nxf4 22.Qxf4 f5 23.Rf2 Rf6 24.Rg2 Rg6 25.Rxg6 hxg6 26.Bb3 Rf8 27.h4 Qf6 28.c4 Nf7 29.c5 g5 30.hxg5 Nxg5 31.Qh4+ Nh7 32.Qh3 Qg5+ 33.Kf1 Rf6 34.Ke2 Rh6 35.Qf1 Nf6 36.Nc4 Ng4 37.Qf4 Rh2+ 38.Kd1 Nf2+ 39.Kc1 Nd3+ 0–1
- elarpe
 Added: Jul. 10, 2013
 

- Georgia Girl
 Added: Jul. 5, 2013
 
May you rest in peace.
- Michael
 Added: Apr. 14, 2013
 

- Ann
 Added: Mar. 13, 2013
 

- TD Miller
 Added: Feb. 2, 2013
 
John Charles Frémont or Fremont: Sir, you will be remembered an American military officer, explorer, and the first candidate of the anti-slavery Republican Party for the office of President of the United States. During the 1840s, that era's penny press accorded Frémont the sobriquet The Pathfinder. He is sometimes called The Great Pathfinder. You retired from the military and moved to the new territory California, after leading a fourth expedition, which cost ten lives, seeking a rail route over the mountains around the 38th parallel in the winter of 1849. You became one of the first two U.S. Senators elected from the new state in 1850. You were soon bogged down with lawsuits over land claims between the dispossessions of various land owners during the Mexican-American War, and the explosion of Forty-Niners immigrating during the California Gold Rush. You lost the 1856 presidential election to Democrats James Buchanan and John C. Breckenridge when Democrats warned his election would lead to civil war. During the American Civil War you were given command of the armies in the west but made hasty decisions (such as trying to abolish slavery without consulting the federal government), and was consequently relieved of your command (fired, then court martialed – receiving a presidential pardon). Historians portray you as controversial, impetuous, and contradictory. Some scholars regard him as a military hero of significant accomplishment, while others view you as a failure who repeatedly defeated your own best purposes. The keys to your character and personality may lie in you being born out of wedlock, ambitious drive for success, self-justification, and passive-aggressive behavior. After meeting with President James K. Polk, you left Washington, D.C. on May 15, 1845. You raised a group of 62 volunteers in Saint Louis. You arrived at Sutter's Fort in California on December 10, 1845 and went to Monterrey, California, to talk with the American consul, Thomas Larkin, and Mexican major-domo Jose Castro. In 1846, with the arrival of USS Congress, you were appointed lieutenant colonel of the California Battalion, also called U.S. Mounted Rifles, which you had helped form with your survey crew and volunteers from the Bear Flag Republic, now totaling 428 men. You became the first presidential candidate of the new Republican Party in 1856. It used the slogan "Free Soil, Free Men, and Frémont" to crusade for free farms (homesteads) and against the Slave Power. As was typical in presidential campaigns, the candidates stayed at home and said little. The Democrats meanwhile counter-crusaded against the Republicans, warning that a victory by Frémont would bring civil war. They also raised a host of issues, alleging Frémont was a Catholic and had a poor military record. Frémont's powerful father-in-law, Senator Benton, praised Frémont but announced his support for the Democratic candidate James Buchanan. At the time of your campaign you lived in Staten Island, New York. The campaign was headquartered near your home in St. George.You placed second to James Buchanan in a three-way election; you did not carry the state of California. You lived on Staten Island in retirement and died in New York City in 1890 of peritonitis and was buried in Rockland Cemetery in Sparkill, New York. John Charles Fremont:thank you for serving in the United States' military and being the nation's first Republican candidate for the presidency. I go to school near your burial site someday I will visit it, happy 200th birthday!
- MFPS
 Added: Jan. 21, 2013
 

- Lone Wolf
 Added: Jan. 21, 2013
 
Happy Birthday, Rest in Peace
- Ann Joscher
 Added: Jan. 21, 2013
 

- sniksnak
 Added: Dec. 28, 2012
 

- Rubbings
 Added: Sep. 14, 2012
 

- Larry Usry, Sr.
 Added: Jul. 13, 2012
 

- MacBean
 Added: Jul. 3, 2012
 
He was the Actual and Factual First Gov. of California as well Gov. of Arizona too!
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: Apr. 8, 2012
 

- BLAKE ALPERS
 Added: Apr. 3, 2012
 
John Charles Fremont:thank you for serving in the United States' military and being the nation's first Republican candidate for the presidency. I go to school near your burial site someday I will visit it, happy 199th birthday!
- MFPS
 Added: Jan. 21, 2012
 

- James J. Stalcup
 Added: Jan. 21, 2012
 
I light a candle for John Charles Fremont ...
- Candles
 Added: Jan. 21, 2012
 

- CFjr
 Added: Dec. 29, 2011
 

- Lester Letson
 Added: Aug. 20, 2011
 
John Charles Fremont:thank you for serving in the United States' military and being the nation's first Republican candidate for the presidency. I go to school near your burial site someday I will visit it, may you rest in peace!
- MFPS
 Added: Jul. 13, 2011
 

- The Sunlight Caller
 Added: Jun. 26, 2011
 

-Anonymous
 Added: Jun. 23, 2011
 

- Just Plain Nosy
 Added: Jun. 23, 2011
 

- Minute Maid
 Added: Jun. 23, 2011
 

- Janet Carroll
 Added: Jun. 22, 2011
 
Civil War Veteran
- Karl Stelly
 Added: Mar. 27, 2011
 
Son of Cornelia Fremont, FAG memorial 23894931.
- Saratoga
 Added: Mar. 14, 2011
 
Happy 198th Birthday!Dedicated to the memory of a scientific and egalitarian patriot, who contributed greatly to the settlement of the West through the discoveries made during his government-backed and independently led expeditions.As an early and vocal advocate for the abolition of slavery, Fremont ran for president in 1856 under the banner of the new Republican Party where the campaign slogan was "Free Soil, Free men and Fremont."
- Save Our Seven
 Added: Jan. 26, 2011
 
Thank You for Your Service to Our Country!!
- LaDene
 Added: Jan. 21, 2011
 

- Sharon
 Added: Jan. 21, 2011
 
mr fremont, i stood at the spot where you had the bear flag revolt in sonoma ca. and wondered how it would have been standing up to a tyrant like general vallejo. thank you for you service to this great country
- ronald baker
 Added: Oct. 5, 2010
 

- lisa greenman
 Added: Jul. 14, 2010
 

- LaDene
 Added: Jul. 13, 2010
 
To a great American of daring andcourage! RIP sir!!!!
- karl anglin
 Added: May. 4, 2010
 

- Richard Tregaskis
 Added: Apr. 30, 2010
 

- Satoris LeFier
 Added: Jan. 22, 2010
 

- God Bless You Dear Brave Soldier ~ Rhonda Sue
 Added: Jan. 21, 2010
 
John Charles Fremont:thank you for serving in the United States' military and being the nation's first Republican candidate for the presidency. I go to school near your burial site someday I will visit it, happy 196th birthday!
- MFPS
 Added: Jan. 21, 2010
 

- muffin
 Added: Jan. 21, 2010
 

- Kathie
 Added: Jan. 21, 2010
 
Thank you for Serving!!
- LaDene
 Added: Jan. 21, 2010
 
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