Europe and Asia

Which explorer fought for both the Union and Confederate armies in the U.S. Civil War and went on to discover a famous missing African explorer

Though born in Britain, Sir Henry Morton Stanley sailed to the United States and worked there for several years before the start of the Civil War. He joined the Confederate Army but was captured in 1861 at the Battle of Shiloh. He then joined the Union Army. Stanley is best known for his search for the missing African explorer, David Livingstone, and his greeting upon finding him: “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?”


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