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On this day in Lewis & Clark history...

After five days in St. Louis, the Captains cross the Mississippi River in a pirogue. They arrive at their winter camp at night.

From the journals...

at ½ past 12 Set out for Camp, and arrved at night in a Perogue

William Clark

Military dress

Historical reenactors in period military clothing

This photo is provided as a service by the U.S. Army Center of Military History.