The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Feilden, Henry Wemyss

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The Encyclopedia Americana
Feilden, Henry Wemyss
Edition of 1920. See also Henry Wemyss Feilden on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

FEILDEN, fēld'ĕn, Henry Wemyss, English naturalist: b. 6 Oct. 1838. He was educated at Cheltenham College, served in the Indian Mutiny 1857-58 and in China in 1860. In the American Civil War he served in the army of the Confederate States with the rank of assistant adjutant-general, surrendering after the last battle of the war, with the remnant of the Army of Tennessee under Gen. J. E. Johnston to General Sherman. He served as naturalist to the British Polar Expedition of 1875-76 and took part in the wars with the Boers in 1881 and 1900-01. He visited Grinnell Land, Ellesmere Land, Greenland, Spitzbergen, Novaya Zemlya, Waigats, Lapland and northern Russia for scientific research. He was made Companion of the Bath in 1900.