Gass, Patrick

Gass, Patrick,

1771–1870, American explorer, member of the Lewis and Clark expeditionLewis and Clark expedition,
1803–6, U.S. expedition that explored the territory of the Louisiana Purchase and the country beyond as far as the Pacific Ocean. Purpose
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, b. Perry co., Pa. His journal of the trip across the continent first appeared in 1807 and was widely read. Gass later fought under Andrew Jackson against the Creeks and in the War of 1812.

Bibliography

See his journal ed. by J. K. Hosmer (1904).

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