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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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Cartoon grouse

The Lewis and Clark expedition sent back animals to President Jefferson from Ft. Mandan. Four magpies, a prairie dog, and a sharptailed grouse were sent back with Corporal Warfington. Unfortunately, only the prairie dog and one magpie survived the arduous journey. Learn more about the journey here. More...