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    Jefferson

    National Expansion Memorial Missouri

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    Pedestrian traffic on the Chestnut, Market St. and Pine St. bridges are closed. This leaves Walnut St. as the only point of entry to the Arch grounds from the city. If you park in the Arch garage there is access from the north end of the park. See maps. More »

Private William Bratton

Drawing of William Bratton.
Sketch copyright by Michael Haynes.
 
P.S. On the expedition I had a terrible pain in my back which lasted for several weeks. The captains made me take hot sweat baths while we stayed with the Nez Perce Indians, and I got better. After the expedition I lived in Kentucky and Missouri, and served in the War of 1812 against the British. I got married in 1819, and lived in Waynestown, Indiana. I died in 1841 at the age of 63.
 

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Drawing of Dred Scott from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 1857

In 1846, a slave named Dred Scott sued for his freedom at the St. Louis Courthouse. His case went all the way to the Supreme Court, where the verdict set the stage for the Civil War. Today, the Old Courthouse is part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. Click to learn more about Dred Scott. More...