A group photograph taken of LFBE members just prior to sailing north was published in Harper's Weekly (Fig.
The LFBE planted the Stars and Stripes in unknown lands, discovered many new geographic features, and set north, east, and west "farthest" records with sledge parties that included Lockwood, Brainard, and Greenlander Thorlip Frederik Christiansen (Greely, 1888, Vol.
To date, LFBE historians have consistently written that no one on the expedition knew of Henry's criminal history, but Brainard's daily notes plainly show otherwise, and this information was later edited out of published versions of Brainard's journal (Greely, 1888, Vol.
Finally, on 22 June 1884, just seven men -- all that was left of the LFBE -- were found barely alive (Fig.
At the time he spoke with three of the LFBE survivors, Frank Barkley Copley (1880-1968) was a journalist and the author of several articles and short stories.
In fact, this version of the execution provided clues that enabled the present author to uncover supporting evidence by identifying certain details that also exist within other sources and by drawing upon LFBE artifacts.
At the start, the LFBE had a "liberal and excellent supply of arms and ammunition" (Greely, 1888, Vol.
That individual probably had no intimate knowledge of the LFBE and simply assumed that Henry was executed at Fort Conger, which would account for the erroneous wording.
A National Archives photograph of LFBE relics taken on board the USS Thetis after the rescue includes a rifle, which appears to be the Remington (Fig.
The LFBE would have simplified its ammunition logistics by avoiding "oddball" cartridges, so that the Colt .45 would have been the standard issue.