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Expedition - Were There Any Deaths Among the Expedition During the Trip?

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Floyd's Hill, Catlin sketch

Yes. And remarkably there was only one. Near present-day Sioux City, Iowa in June 1804, Sargent Charles Floyd died as a result of what is believed to be appendicitis. His burial spot is today marked with a monument that overlooks the modern Iowa city. Although sickness of all kinds was visited upon the Corps of Discovery, few produced more than discomfort.

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