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Patrick McLene Gass

Also Known As: "Lewis & Clark Expedition", "The Corps of Discovery"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Falling Springs, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: April 02, 1870 (98)
Waugh's Mill, Brooke, West Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Benjamin Gass, Jr. and Mary Gass
Husband of Maria Hamilton and Maria Gass
Father of Annie Gass; Elizabeth Gass; Benjamin F Gass; William Gass; Sarah Ann Gass and 3 others
Brother of William Gass; Benjamin Gass; Richard Gass; Mary Gass; James Gass and 2 others

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About Patrick M. Gass, Lewis & Clark Exped.

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In 1779, Gass enlisted in the regular Army and was stationed at Fort Kaskaskia in Illinois Territory. That post is where, in 1803, an equally young and ambitious man named Meriwether Lewis, with orders from U.S. President Thomas Jefferson, sought Gass for a most singular task: to join the celebrated Corps of Discovery.

The expedition built the fortified encampment along the Missouri River in present-day North Dakota. Gass’s skills as a carpenter were put to good use in constructing Fort Mandan.

Gass also oversaw the construction of winter quarters at Camp Dubois and Fort Clatsop. He hewed dugout canoes in Mandan, near White Bear Island in present-day Montana, and Canoe Camp, in Idaho, and constructed wagons to portage the canoes to the Great Falls in Montana Territory.

In 1860, he was kicked out of a local recruiting station for insisting on fighting in America’s Civil War. The chief complaint against Gass was not his fighting spirit, but his age, about 90 years old.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corps_of_Discovery#Members_of_the_Corps

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Patrick M. Gass, Lewis & Clark Exped.'s Timeline

1771
June 12, 1771
Falling Springs, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States
1832
February 24, 1832
1833
September 10, 1833
Pierce's Run, Brooke, West Virginia, United States
1835
October 24, 1835
1838
March 28, 1838
Brooke, West Virginia, United States
1840
September 5, 1840
of Pierce's Run, Brooke, West Virginia, United States
September 5, 1840
Wellsburg, Brooke, West Virginia, United States
1843
July 15, 1843
Pierce's Run, Brooke, West Virginia, United States
1848
March 31, 1848
Brooke, West Virginia, United States