Charlottesville–Right Now: Historian Rick Britton talks about the Freeman and Custis Expedition of the Louisiana Territory

Rick Britton is a local Historian and Cartographer, currently working on a book about Thomas Jefferson. On this segment of WINA’s Charlottesville–Right Now, Britton talks with Coy Barefoot about expeditions other than that of Louis and Clark. Specifically, he discusses the Thomas Freeman and Peter Custis Expedition of 1806. It’s a common misconception that Louis and Clark led the only expedition into the Louisiana Territory in the early 19th century, but Freeman and Custis – who led the southern-most expedition – came very close to a war with Spain. Learn more about this expedition right here.