Webber, Charles Wilkins

Webber, Charles Wilkins

(1819–56) explorer, journalist; born in Russellville, Ky. He served in the Texas struggle for independence and went to New York City to become a journalist. His acquaintance with John James Audubon influenced his writing, which included The Hunter-Naturalist (1851). He tried but failed to organize exploration expeditions in the Southwest and died in Nicaragua after joining the filibuster expedition of William Walker.