I can’t recall the source. The wounded soldiers were begging to be let out of the wagons. The intense pain from the jarring of the wagons most have been unbearable. We rode in a wagon simulating the Oregon trial in a museum in Southeastern Idaho several years ago. It was a very harsh ride. I can understand the soldiers requesting to be let out of wagon.I really can’t imagine the sheer grit of these people. If he didn’t need to walk like that and exhaust his body’s resources , he might not have died.