Six Came Back: The Arctic Adventure of David L. Brainard
Author's diary, July 7, 1881-June 21, 1884 of his participation in the U.S. Lady Franklin Bay Expedition under Greely. Describes in detail the conditions under which 18 men of a party of 24 met death.
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CHAPTER PAGE FOREWORD
THE FIRST WINTER
THE FARTHEST NORTH
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April Arctic Baird Inlet Bender Biederbick boat breakfast broken cache cairn Cairn Hill Cape Baird Cape Bryant Cape Sabine Cemetery Ridge channel Commanding Officer Conger Connell cook Cross dog team dovekie drift Dutch Island Elison Eskimo Fred expedition feet fiord floe Fredericks frozen gale glacier Greely Greenland coast Grinnell Land harbor hard bread hauled Henry ice-foot issued Jens Kislingbury Lady Franklin Bay lane Lieut Lieutenant Greely Linn Littleton Island load Lockwood Long March meat miles morning musk musk ox night November o'clock observations open water ounces pack party Pavy pemmican pounds of shrimps Proteus provisions rations reached remain retreat returned Rice Robeson Channel Salor Schneider seal skin shore shot sledge sleeping bags Smith Sound snow started station stew storm Sunday temperature tent Thank God Harbor tide tomorrow travelling trip weather whale-boat Whisler wind winter yesterday