Charles Floyd was one of
the first three men enlisted in Lewis and Clark’s Corps of
around 1782 in Louisville, Kentucky, and personally recruited by
Clark, Floyd followed orders and kept a careful diary of the
but only for ninety-nine days. On August 20, 1804, Floyd became the
member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition to die along the route,
succumbing to a ruptured appendix near present-day Sioux City.
This elegant volume is the first
facsimile edition of Floyd’s journal. Readers will feel that
they are holding
the original journal as they see and read Floyd’s own
new transcriptions. James J. Holmberg’s detailed scholarly
and thorough, all-new annotations trace Sergeant Floyd’s
Lewis and Clark, his death, and the development of monuments to Floyd,
including the stone obelisk that became our nation’s first
Historic Landmark. Exploring with Lewis and Clark captures Charles
story and his legacy and is a treasure for anyone with an interest in
and the American West.
Lewis and Clark
The 1804 Journal of
edited by James J.
University of Oklahoma