The Mormon Battalion : U.S. Army of the West, 1846-1848 /

Few events in the history of the American Far West from 1846 to 1849 did not involve the Mormon Battalion. The Battalion participated in the United States conquest of California and in the discovery of gold, opened four major wagon trails, and carried the news of gold east to an eager American publi...

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Author / Creator: Ricketts, Norma B.
Format: eBook Electronic
Language:English
Imprint: Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, 1996.
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Summary:Few events in the history of the American Far West from 1846 to 1849 did not involve the Mormon Battalion. The Battalion participated in the United States conquest of California and in the discovery of gold, opened four major wagon trails, and carried the news of gold east to an eager American public. Yet, the battalion is little known beyond Mormon history. This first complete history of the wide-ranging army unit restores it to its central place in Western history, and provides descendants a complete roster of the Battalion's members.
Few events in the history of the American Far West from 1846 to 1849 did not involve the Mormon Battalion. The Battalion participated in the United States conquest of California and in the discovery of gold, opened four major wagon trails, and carried the news of gold east to an eager American public. Yet, the battalion is little known beyond Mormon history. This first complete history of the wide-ranging army unit restores it to its central place in Western history, and provides descendants a complete roster of the Battalion's members.
Item Description:Map of the Mormon Battle Route of 1846-1847 and a map of the march and wagon road of Lt. Colonel Cooke from Santa Fe to the Pacific Ocean on endpapers.
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Physical Description:1 online resource (xviii, 375 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-356) and index.
ISBN:9780874213263
0874213266
0585029385
9780585029382
1283250101
9781283250108