Stationed for the winter at River a Dubois, William Clark notes in a letter that Capt. Amos Stoddard, then stationed at Kaskaskia, had been appointed to the role of Commandant of the Upper Louisiania. Among other news, Clark shared that a wagon with provisions had arrived, trailed by seven or eight men who’d had too much whiskey to drink. This picture shows a reconstruction of Camp Dubois in Illinois.

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