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Author Ricketts, Norma B. (Norma Baldwin)

Title The Mormon Battalion [electronic resource] : U.S. Army of the West, 1846-1848 / Norma Baldwin Ricketts ; foreword by David L. Bigler.

Published Logan, Utah : Utah State University Press, 1996.


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Physical description 1 online resource (xviii, 375 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Books at JSTOR All Purchased
Notes 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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 349-356) and index.
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.
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.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject United States. Army. Mormon Battalion -- History.
United States. Army. Mormon Battalion -- Registers.
Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Campaigns -- Southwest, New.
Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Campaigns -- California.
Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Regimental histories.
Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Participation, Mormon.
Mormons -- Southwest, New -- History.
Southwest, New -- History, Military.
California -- History, Military.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780874213263