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Army of Israel : Mormon Battalion narratives

Author: David L Bigler; Will Bagley
Publisher: Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, 2000.
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Army of Israel.
Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606346162
Online version:
Army of Israel.
Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)608983885
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David L Bigler; Will Bagley
ISBN: 0874212944 9780874212945
OCLC Number: 43487283
Notes: Originally published: Spokane, Wash. : Arthur H. Clark Co., 2000, in series: Kingdom in the West.
Description: 492 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. "To Conciliate Them": The Enlistment 31 --
I Will Cross the Trackless Ocean / Jesse C. Little --
To Prevent Their Becoming Enemies / James K. Polk --
A Large Body of Mormon Emigrants / W. L. Marcy --
They Will Be Marched to California / Stephen W. Kearny --
At the Expense of the United States / James Allen --
All Are Ready to Go / Brigham Young --
Thing Is from Above for Our Good / Brigham Young --
Goodby Fanny and Eliza Ann / George Washington Taggart --
Saints Would Go into the Great Basin / Brigham Young --
To Pass Through the Indian Country / James Allen --
Applause That Is Positively Deafening / Thomas L. Kane --
Government Will Interpose No Objections / William Medill --
Officers: Authorize You to Receive the Payment --
Beloved Brother / Margaret L. Scott --
Thanks of This People / Brigham Young --
2. "The Rolling of the Mormon Drums": Council Bluffs to the Arkansas Crossing 73 --
All Was Silence / Levi Ward Hancock --
A Large Camp of Little White Tents / Robert W. Whitworth --
A Peculiar Manifestation / Brigham Young --
I Never Got the Money / Maria Rawson --
Covered from Neck to Waist / Zadock Judd --
Operations of the Spirit / Levi Hancock --
It Becomes My Painful Duty / Samuel Gully --
Death of Our Friend / George B. Sanderson --
I Deem It My Duty / Andrew Jackson Smith --
Only from among Our Own People / Brigham Young --
Your Reputation as a Gentleman & Officer / Brigham Young --
Smith Should Lead Us to Santa Fe / Jefferson Hunt --
I Had Rather Die a Natural Death / Levi Hancock --
These Armed Fanatics / Francis Parkman --
3. "Under the Command of the Devil": The Cimarron Route to Santa Fe 107 --
Taking My Sword in Hand / John D. Lee --
Comply in Good Faith / Stephen W. Kearny --
Knock Out the Brains of Every Damned Rascal / John D. Lee --
To Mingle With the Children of Darkness / John D. Lee --
4. "Where Waggons Had Never Before Passed": Cooke's Wagon Road 145 --
Battalion Took Up Its Line of March / Samuel Rogers --
We Will March Then to Tucson / Philip St. G. Cooke --
We Cleaned Our Guns / Samuel Rogers --
I Did Not Come As an Enemy / Philip St. G. Cooke --
Stragglers Scattered for Miles / Samuel Rogers --
High and Essential Qualities of Veterans / Philip St. G. Cooke --
Unity and Determination of Spirit --
Zeal & Perseverance Displayed / Gen. S. W. Kearny --
A Most Efficient Soldier & Disciplinarian / Gen. S. W. Kearny --
5. "Its Protection & Defense": California Peackeepers 189 --
Mission is Pleasantly Located / David Pettegrew --
To Be Treated with a Little More Respect / James Pace --
Separate & Distinct Powers / W. B. Shubrick, S. W. Kearny --
Look to Its Protection & Defense / Gen. S. W. Kearny --
They Will Be Continued in the Service / Capt. Henry S. Turner --
Battalion Marched for Pueblo [de los Angeles] / James Pace --
King of the Mountains / Charles Brent Hancock --
Here We Found the Enemy Ambushed / Lt. Samuel Thompson --
A Monstrous Gold Mine / James Pace --
Co. B Marched for San Diego / Thomas James Dunn --
6. "Over a Beautiful Country": Kearny's Life Guards 225 --
Thirteen of the Mormon Battalion / Gen. Stephen W. Kearny --
Through a Rough Broken Country; Pueblo de Los Angeles to Sutter's Fort / N. V. Jones --
Curse of God Rested Upon This Country: Sutter's Fort to Fort Hall --
Across the Mountains Without Any Road: Fort Hall to Fort Laramie --
Amongst the Sioux: Fort Laramie to Fort Leavenworth --
7. "A Happier Set of Men": The Discharge 253 --
Aid of Your Influence / Col. R. B. Mason --
They Shall Be Discharged at the End of March / Col. R. B. Mason --
Muster Out of Service the Mormon Battalion / Col. R. B. Mason --
More Value ... Than a Host of Bayonets / Col. J. D. Stevenson --
There Were Two Spirits Manifest / David Pettegrew --
From the Battalion Some Few Men / Col. J. D. Stevenson --
Virtue Is Unknown to Them / David Pettegrew --
All Were1 Enrolled, and Mustered into Service / Col. J. D. Stevenson --
Mormon Plan of Action in California --
To Raize a Force from among the Fraternity of Mormons / Capt. Jefferson Hunt --
I Request That You Will Raise a Battalion / Col. R. B. Mason --
8. "The Road to Pueblo": The Detachments 277 --
Blind and Desperate Fanatics / Francis Parkman --
Higgins Detachment's March to Pueblo --
Brown Detachment's March to Pueblo / John Steele --
Willis Detachment's March to Pueblo / James A. Scott --
On the Headwaters of the Arkansas: Christmas 1846 --
I Have It Imprinted in My Heart / James Brown --
Expecting a Revolution Every Day / George D. Wilson --
9. "We Must Go to Salt Lake": The Detachments 305 --
Days of Sorrow / Mary Black Brown --
Very Much Troubled with the Big Head / John Steele --
A Perfect Masterpiece --
On to Horse Creek --
Be a Father Unto Them / Brigham Young --
Valley Where Our Brethren Are Planting / John Steele --
10. Return 333 --
This Country Was in an Uproar / William Coray --
A Great Struggle for Power; Pueblo de los Angeles to Sutter's Fort / Levi W. Hancock --
Worst Looking Place I Ever Saw; Sutter's Fort to Donner Lake / Levi Hancock --
A Location Which Can Not Be Beat / Brigham Young --
Worst Kind of Road; Donner Lake to Deseret / Levi W. Hancock --
Weather about as Cold as I Ever Witnessed / William Hyde --
Dangers of Crossing the Plains / William B. Pace --
11. "Looks Like Gold": The Veterans in California 381 --
Capt. Hunt to Bring in a Battalion / Col. J. D. Stevenson --
Most Liberal & Munificent Provision / Col. R. B. Mason --
Proceed as Rapidly as Possible to the Salt Lake --
They Would Cheerfully Come to Upper California / Lt. W. H. Warner --
Should You Find That You Can Arrive Earlier --
We Should Have the Entire Control of This Country / Capt. J. D. Hunter --
Not a Syllable of Complaint / Col. R. B. Mason --
Only Feasible Wagon Road / John J. Riser --
Purporting to be the Coin of the United States / Col. R. B. Mason --
Passing Counterfeit Gold / William Kennedy --
Governor is Pleased to Mitigate the Sentence / Lt. H. W. Halleck --
Looks Like Gold / Henry W. Bigler --
12. "In Honorable Remembrance": The Legacy of the Mormon Battalion 417 --
Let Nothing Stop Us: Salt Lake Valley, 1847 --
A Charge Against Capt. James Brown --
Lowest Scrapings of Hell / Brigham Young --
Idol of My Heart / Margaret Scott --
Low Hungry Ragged Soldiers / John J. Riser --
First General Festival of the Renowned Mormon Battalion --
In All Our Rags You Were Proud of Us / James Ferguson --
Excuse My Crooked Writing / Daniel Tyler --
I Would Not Have Known Myself / John Steele --
Boys, and Girls and Ladies / Azariah Smith --
Appendix Names of Pueblo Soldiers And Mississippi Brethren 457.
Responsibility: edited by David L. Bigler and Will Bagley.

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