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
Imprint: Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, 1996.
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Table of Contents:
  • Foreword / David L. Bigler
  • 1. The Enlistment
  • 2. Fort Leavenworth: Knapsacks and Muskets
  • 3. Santa Fe: Colonel Cooke Assumes Command
  • 4. Pima and Maricopa Indian Villages
  • 5. San Diego: Company B Makes Friends
  • 6. Los Angeles: Building Fort Moore
  • 7. General Kearny's Escort to Fort Leavenworth
  • 8. After Discharge
  • 9. Monterey, San Francisco, and the Brooklyn
  • 10. Sutter's Workmen
  • 11. Journey's End
  • 12. Detached Service
  • 13. Mormon Volunteers
  • App. A. Analysis of Movement within Mormon Battalion
  • App. B. Alphabetical Reconstructed Roster
  • App. C. Men Who Reached California
  • App. D. Hancock-Los Angeles Company
  • App. E. Hancock-Sierra Company
  • App. F. Sutter's Workmen
  • App. G. Purchase of Sutter's Russian Cannon
  • App. H. Military Documents
  • App. I. Music and Poetry.