Private William Bratton
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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Pierre Cruzatte and George Gibson brought their fiddles along on the Lewis and Clark expedition. Their music entertained the group on many evenings. Click here to learn more about Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery. More...