A prosperous fool is a grievous burden. — Aeschylus

With Lieutenant Pike - Edwin Sabin




The Pike Parties



Up The Mississippi (1805—1806)


  • First Lieutenant Zebulon M. Pike, Commanding
  • Pierre Rousseau, Interpreter
  • Sergeant Henry Kennerman (reduced to the ranks)
  • Corporals
    • Samuel Bradley
    • William E. Meek
  • Privates
    • Jeremiah Jackson
    • Theodore Miller
    • John Boley
    • Alexander Roy
    • Thomas Dougherty
    • Patrick Smith
    • Solomon Huddleston
    • John Brown
    • Jacob Carter
    • John Sparks
    • David Whelply
    • Freegift Stout
    • William Gordon
    • David Owings
    • John Mountjoy
    • Peter Branden
    • Hugh Menaugh


Into The Southwest (1806-1807)


  • First Lieutenant (and Captain) Zebulon M. Pike, Commanding
  • First Lieutenant James B. Wilkinson (descended the Arkansas River)
  • Civilian Volunteer, Doctor John H. Robinson (went through)
  • Baroney Vasquez, Interpreter (went through)
  • Sergeants
    • Joseph Ballenger (accompanied Lieutenant Wilkinson)
    • William E. Meek (went through)
  • Corporal Jeremiah Jackson (went through)
    • John Brown (went through)
    • Jacob Carter (went through)
    • Thomas Dougherty (went through)
    • William Gordon (went through)
    • Theodore Miller (went through)
    • Hugh Menaugh (went through)
    • John Mountjoy (went through)
    • Alexander Roy (went through)
    • John Sparks (went through)
    • Patrick Smith (went through)
    • Freegift Stout (went through)
    • John Boley (accompanied Lieutenant Wilkinson)
    • Samuel Bradley (accompanied Lieutenant Wilkinson)
    • Solomon Huddleston (accompanied Lieutenant Wilkinson)
    • John Wilson (accompanied Lieutenant Wilkinson)
    • Henry Kennerman (deserted)