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John C. Fremont

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Definition: Explorer and California Senator who was the first presidential candidate of the Republican Party (in 1856) and also served in the Union Army and Navy. He was commander of the Western Department before Henry Halleck.

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The Civil War
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John C. Fremont and the Bear Flag Revolt
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