AWOL MOSES REED (You are here)
>> August 6, 1804, Captain Clark logged in his journal:
every reason to belive that one man has Deserted Moses B Reed he has been
absent three days."
Prior to August 6 Reed had requested
to travel back to a campsite to locate his knife.
>> August 7, 1804, orders were given to Privates:
Drouillard, Reubin Fields, William Bratton, and Francois Labiche to locate Reed and if
he did not give up peacefully to "put him to death."
>>. August 18, 1804 Reed was
Charged with :
> "Deserted & Stold a public Rifle Shot-pouch Powder & Bals"
Pleads : GUILTY
(Moses Reed requested that the court be "favourable"
Punishment: "Run the gantlet four times through the Party & that
each man with 9 swichies should punish him and for him not to be
considered in future as one of the Party-"
The following spring, April 1805, Reed was sent back to
Louis on the keelboat.