Perhaps no other episode in American history better represents the
courage, determination, and dedication of the American soldier than
the epic journey of the Corps of Discovery.
In May 1804, Captain Meriwether Lewis, Captain William Clark, and a
select group of volunteers from the United States Army and civilian
life ventured west towards the Pacific coast. The skill, teamwork, and
courage of each soldier contributed significantly to the success of
the expedition. When the soldiers finally returned in September 1806,
their journey had already captured the admiration and imagination of
the American people. Over the past two hundred years, the Lewis and
Clark Expedition has become famous as the triumph of human achievement.
Lewis and Clark Commemorations
on the National Mall, Washington, DC
Let the Center of Military History teach you more about the People,
and Mission of the US Army Corps of Discovery.