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Uncovering the truth about Meriwether Lewis

Author: Thomas Danisi
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recently discovered documents shed light onto the life of Meriwether Lewis, covering the proceedings of his court-martial, circumstances surrounding his death, and the role of Major James Neelly in his final days.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Meriwether Lewis; Meriwether Lewis; Meriwether Lewis; Meriwether Lewis
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Danisi
ISBN: 9781616145057 1616145056
OCLC Number: 726821384
Description: 466 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Illustrations --
Foreword / Robert J. Moore Jr., PhD --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
1. Demanding Satisfaction: The Perilous Trial of Ensign Meriwether Lewis --
2. Lewis and Clark's Route Map: James MacKay's Map of the Missouri River / Thomas C. Danisi, W. Raymond Wood --
3. Intrigue, Mayhem, Deception --
4. The Missing Journal Entries: Fact or Fiction --
5. The Homeward Bound Journey --
6. Preserving the Legacy of Meriwether Lewis: The Letters of Samuel Latham Mitchill --
7. Observations and Remarks from Lewis to Dearborn in 1807: An Unknown Letter Reveals an in absentia Governor in Control --
8. Meriwether Lewis's Land Warrant: An Untimely Reward --
9. Was Governor Lewis's Correspondence Intentionally Delayed? --
10. Governor Meriwether Lewis's Fiscal House of Cards: A Closer Look --
11. From Fort Pickering to Nashville, Tennessee: The Final Chapter --
12. The Gilbert Russell Statement --
13. Dr. Antoine Saugrain's Treatment of Governor Meriwether Lewis --
14. Revisiting Meriwether Lewis's Death: A New Perspective / Thomas C. Danisi, John Danisi --
Appendixes A-G. Supporting Documentation --
Appendix A. Documents from, to, and about Meriwether Lewis, 1803-1813 --
1. Meriwether Lewis, Journal Entry, November 13, 1803 --
2. Meriwether Lewis, Journal Entry, November 14, 1803 --
3. Meriwether Lewis, Journal Entry, April 7, 1805 --
4. Meriwether Lewis, Journal Entry, August 18, 1805 --
5. Meriwether Lewis, Journal Entry, January 1, 1806 --
6. Meriwether Lewis to Auguste Chouteau, February 11, 1807 --
7. James Wilkinson to President Thomas Jefferson, September 15, 1807 --
8. Meriwether Lewis to Mahlon Dickerson, November 3, 1807, Albermarle --
9. Meriwether Lewis to William Clark, May 29, 1808 --
10. Meriwether Lewis to William Preston, July 25, 1808, Saint Louis --
11. Meriwether Lewis to Mrs. Lucy Marks, December 1, 1808, Saint Louis --
12. Pierre Chouteau to Secretary of War, June 14, 1809, Saint Louis (penned by Frederick Bates) --
13. Meriwether Lewis to War Department, July 8, 1809, Saint Louis --
14. William Simmons to Meriwether Lewis, July 15, 1809, War Department --
15. Meriwether Lewis to William Simmons, August 18, 1809, Saint Louis --
16. William Carr to Charles Carr, August 25, 1809, Saint Louis (excerpt) --
17. Meriwether Lewis to Pierre Chouteau, September 2, 1809, Saint Louis --
18. Will: September 11, 1809, New Madrid --
19. Meriwether Lewis to James Madison, September 16, 1809, Fort Pickering, Chickasaw Bluffs --
20. Meriwether Lewis to Amos Stoddard, September 22, 1809, Fort Pickering, Chickasaw Bluffs --
21. James Howe to Frederick Bates, September 28, 1809, Nashville, Tennessee --
22. Missouri Gazette, October 4, 1809, Wednesday --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Thomas C. Danisi ; foreword by Robert J. Moore Jr.

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Recently discovered documents shed light onto the life of Meriwether Lewis, covering the proceedings of his court-martial, circumstances surrounding his death, and the role of Major James Neelly in his final days.

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