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Edward Kern
Born (1822-10-26)October 26, 1822 or (1823-10-26)October 26, 1823
Died (aged 40–41)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Burial place New Glenwood Cemetery, Philadelphia
Nationality American
Other names Ned
Occupation Explorer, artist, cartographer, topographer, and United States Army officer
Known for Exploring, documenting and imaging the American West
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch Union Army in California
Rank Lieutenant in the California Battalion
Commands held Commanded the garrison at Sutter's Fort

Edward Meyer Kern (October 26, 1822 or 1823 – November 25, 1863) was an American artist, topographer, and explorer of California, the Southwestern United States, and East Asia. He is the namesake of the Kern River and Kern County, California.

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