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Gass, Patrick

Gass, Patrick, 1771–1870, American explorer, member of the Lewis and Clark expedition , b. Perry co., Pa. His journal of the trip across the continent first appeared in 1807 and was widely read. Gass later fought under Andrew Jackson against the Creeks and in the War of 1812.

See his journal ed. by J. K. Hosmer (1904).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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