First and Third Relief
A member of the Donner Party (see his biographical entry), Eddy survived the Forlorn Hope. After six weeks’ recuperation Eddy attempted to join the Second Relief in early March but had to turn back. A few weeks later, however, he and fellow Forlorn Hope survivor William Foster led the Third Relief to the camps. Eddy knew that his his wife and daughter had died, but hoped — in vain — to find his son James still alive.
New Light on the Donner Party, Kristin Johnson
Ordeal By Hunger, George Stewart