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Pacific Ocean and surrounding lands conducted by the United States from 1838 to 1842. 1828, however, Congress would not implement funding until eight years later. During the event, armed conflict between Pacific islanders and the expedition was common and dozens of natives were killed in action, as well as a few Americans. Congress passed legislation in 1836 approving the exploration mission. 1837, frustrated with all of the procrastination.
April 1838, then assigned command to Wilkes, after more senior officers refused the command. Wilkes had a reputation for hydrography, geodesy, and magnetism. On the afternoon of 18 August 1838, the vessels weighed anchor and set to sea under full sail. Rio de Janeiro on 21 Nov. 27th, setting a record for slowness, 100 days. The Squadron did not leave Rio de Janeiro until 6 Jan.
They departed Tahiti on 10 Oct. 800 miles of coastline by 12 Feb. Wilkes acknowledged they had “discovered the Antarctic Continent. Sea of Glory: America’s Voyage of Discovery, the U. Ovalau at the same time. Vendovi was to be taken back to the US after a brief trial onboard. The cause of this event remains equivocal.
Immediately prior to their deaths, the son of the local chief, who was being held as a hostage by the Americans, escaped by jumping out of the boat and running through the shallow water for shore. The Americans fired over his head. According to members of the expedition party on the boat, his escape was intended as a prearranged signal by the Fijians to attack. According to those on shore, the shooting actually precipitated the attack on the ground. The Americans landed sixty sailors to attack the hostile natives. Close to eighty Fijians were killed in the resulting American reprisal and two villages were burned to the ground.