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The Corps of Discovery consisted of the 42 people, one baby, and one dog, including Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, who explored the lands acquired in the Louisiana Purchase and farther west from 1804-1806. Below are the members of the Corps. Those not labeled as Captain, Lieutenant, Corporal, or Sergeant were known as Privates.
Captain Meriwether Lewis
Lieutenant William Clark
York - William Clark's servant
Sergeant Charles Floyd, the only man to die in the expedition. His death occurred early in the journey, probably the result of a ruptured appendix.
Sergeant Patrick Gass, a carpenter who was promoted after the death of Floyd
Sergeant Nathaniel Hale Pryor - leader of the 1st Squad
Sergeant John Ordway - His job was to keep records and to issue rations
Corporal Richard Warfington - helped conduct the 1805 return trip to St. Louis
John Boley - expedition member
John Collins - expedition member who was disciplined for stealing whiskey.
Pierre Cruzatte - Expedition member and skilled river navigator.
John Dame - Expedition member
John Colter - Expedition member charged with mutiny.
Joseph Field - Expedition member; skilled hunter
Reubin Field - Expedition member; skilled hunter
William Bratton - Expedition member; blacksmith
George Gibson Expedition member; hunter and sign language interpreter
Hugh Hall - Expedition member; disciplined for stealing whiskey
Robert Frazer - Expedition member
Thomas Proctor Howard - Expedition member; court-martialed for showing the Mandan Indians how to scale a wall designed to protect the Corps.
Silas Goodrich - Expedition member; fisherman
Francois Labiche - Expedition member; fur trapper, interpreter, and navigator
Hugh McNeal - Expedition member; first to cross the Continental Divide
John Potts - Expedition member; miller
Moses Reed - Expedition member; expelled from Corps for desertion
John Newman - Expedition member; disciplined for repeatedly using bad language
George Shannon - Expedition member; Youngest member of expedition at 19 years of age
John Roberston - Expedition member
John Thompson - Expedition member; surveyor
John Shields Expedition member; blacksmith and carpenter. Disciplined for mutiny
Private John Robertson - member of the Corps for a very short time.
Howard Tunn - Expedition member; hunter, navigator
Peter Wesner - Expedition member
William Wesner - Expedition member
Ebenezer Tuttle - Expedition member
Isaac White - Expedition member
Alexander Hamilton Willard Expedition member; blacksmith
Richard Windsor - Expedition member; hunter
Joseph Whitehouse - Expedition member; tailor, writer
Toussaint Charbonneau - Expedition member; translator, fur trapper, cook, and husband of Sacagawea
Sacagawea - Charbonneau's wife, important language translator and guide
Jean Baptiste Charbonneau - Son of Sacagawea born on February 11, 1805. His presence alerted Indian groups the expedition was not a war party.
George Brouillard - Expedition member; interpreter and skilled hunter.
Seaman - Meriwether Lewis' large, black Newfoundland dog.