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Army of Israel : Mormon battalion narratives

Author: David L Bigler; Will Bagley
Publisher: Spokane, Wash. : Arthur H. Clark Co., 2000.
Series: Kingdom in the West, v. 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Introduces and annotates dozens of firsthand accounts regarding the Mormon Battalion's march and subsequent adventures, including such perspectives as the journal of teenager William Pace, letters from a few of the women associated with the battalion (some thirty wives accompanied their husbands), and military/government correspondence. Provides a portrait and detailed record of a large part of the American West--  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Army of Israel.
Spokane, Wash. : Arthur H. Clark Co., 2000
(OCoLC)651842653
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David L Bigler; Will Bagley
ISBN: 0870622978 9780870622977
OCLC Number: 43287212
Description: 492 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: "To conciliate them" : the enlistment --
"The rolling of the Mormon drums" : council bluffs to the Arkansas crossing --
"Under the command of the devil" : the Cimarron route to Santa Fe --
"Where waggons had never before passed" : Cooke's wagon road --
"Its protection & defense" : California peacekeepers --
"Over a beautiful country" : Kearny's life guards --
"A happier set of men" : the discharge --
"The road to the pueblo" : the detachments --
"We must go to Salt Lake" : the detachments --
The return --
"Looks like gold" : the veterans in California --
"In honorable remembrance" : the legacy of the Mormon Battalion.
Series Title: Kingdom in the West, v. 4.
Responsibility: edited by David L. Bigler and Will Bagley.

Abstract:

Introduces and annotates dozens of firsthand accounts regarding the Mormon Battalion's march and subsequent adventures, including such perspectives as the journal of teenager William Pace, letters from a few of the women associated with the battalion (some thirty wives accompanied their husbands), and military/government correspondence. Provides a portrait and detailed record of a large part of the American West-- including portions of what became Iowa, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah-- and its inhabitants in the late 1840s.

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