Brad wants to know the circumstances of the death of the noted explorer of the Louisiana Territory and national hero Meriwether Lewis. Brad is suspicious of the report of his suicide in the historical record and for good reason.
Did You Know?
It is claimed that a single shot from a pistol like that of Meriwether Lewis would be immediately fatal. Historical evidence shows that this is not true. Most people hit by a single shot from a pistol or rifle of the time did not die quickly, typically succumbing to loss of blood or other complications of the injury. See more