Lieutenant Kislingbury's Funeral

Lt. Kislingbury's Funeral
Lt. Kislingbury's Funeral 1894
RPL Local History Division

Frederick Kislingbury was a member of Adolphus Greely's arctic expedition of 1881. Twenty five men were left at Fort Conger on Ellsmere Island in August 1881 with plans for resupply in 1882. Circumstances prevented resupply in 1882 and 1883 with seven survivors being found in July 1884. Rumors of cannibalism led Kislingbury's brothers to have his body exhumed for examination. The full story is told in the following links.