Pierson, Judson A. Bailey, Jefferson. A new book looks at the history and contributions of the Mormon Battalion. United States. Muster-in and 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. For more information read the wiki article about them. 480129 to 480149. The following is a documented, researched roster of the Mormon Battalion. 1. Veterans who are buried in the State of Utah, containing burial records of veterans of the War of ” û) F A% ~ ~ A% A% û) F F ~ ~ * Õ( Õ( Õ( A% Ö F ~ F ~ Õ) Õ( A% Õ) Õ( Õ( í( F F í( ~ r  ÷¥ñuÄ " &. Help retain in memory the Mormon Battalion. 5. Microfilm numbers DR Stephen Clark Foster, 1820, 26 years, 28 Jan 1898, 78 years, Veterans With Federal Service. They arrived after marching almost 2,000 miles (3,200 kilometers) 1 under the direction of the United States Army. BATTALION STAFF Listed in order of appointment or of assuming command. compiled by Dr. Ben Bloxham. Available at the LDS Church Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Direction Westbound Departure 24 May 1847 Departed From Pueblo, Colorado Arrival 29 July 1847 Number In Company 211. Under continued religious persecution, they had fled Nauvoo, Illinois, on 4 February 1846 across the Mississippi River. Brigham Young, the President of the Quoru… The Mormon Battalion, was the only religiously based infantry unit ever created by Presidential order.It consisted of nearly 500 men recruited exclusively from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the Mormons). The following histories discuss this effort: 1. This is simple incorrect, and is an item of Mormon folklore /Mormon urban myth this was recently readdressed by the LDS Church Historical Department in Legacy: Episode 39: Mormon Myths on the Mormon Channel . This film summarizes the history of the Mormon Battalion's historic march during the Mexican-American War in 1846. Hatch, Meltiar. Brigadier General S. W. Kearny, Gommanding Army of the West. primary documents: A DOCUMENTED, RESEARCHED ROSTER OF THE MORMON BATTALION. Also accompanying the battalion were approximately thirty-three women, twenty of whom served as laundresses, and fifty-one children. names; there were only two names on all of the many rosters which have been compiled over the Brandon J. Metcalf, “Four Things to Know about the Journey of the Mormon Battalion: An Expedition of Faith … US Archives microfilm numbers 351-1, 351-2 and 351-3. The Mormon Battalion is one of the legends of the Mormon faithful. The Returns Lists were compiled on the Members of Companies A and B at Salt Lake City, Utah. ormon Battalion Association™ Our theme is a repeating upward spiral of heritage, service, and legacy.To only retrospectively honor the heritage of the original Mormon Battalion is but a hollow sham if we learn nothing from their humble sacrifice. The battalion consisted of five companies who enlisted for one year. the available resources of the Foundation. The Mormon Battalion was involved in numerous significant events in western history between 1846 and 1849. Commmanding Mormon Battalion. The Mormon Battalion was a group of over 500 Mormon volunteers who were mustered into service for the Mexican War (1846-1848). MS62 NGC. The Mormon Batalion, U. S. Army of the West, by Norma B. Ricketts; California Mormons by Sail and Trail, by Anneleone D. Patton; The Mormon Battalion in the Mexican War, by Sergeant Daniel Tyler; Sierra Saints, Brief History of the Mormon in Western El Dorado County form 1847 to 1997, by S. Dennis Holland; For additional information: payroll. 1833. Mormon Battalion Association roster. Source material for these lists is primarily the book written by Norma Ricketts entitled The Mormon Battalion, U.S. Army of the West, 1846-1848. Stoneman, George, 2LT, Assistant Quartermaster. The Tucson Mormon Battalion Monument Foundation is a non-profit organization whose purposes are to 1. Three sick detachments of disabled men in the Mormon Battalion, along with some women and children, spent the winter in 1846-47 at Pueblo, Colorado. Norma Baldwin Ricketts tells the full story of this wide-ranging but little-known army unit's complicated and dramatic experiences, restoring the battalion to its central place in the history of the West." 3. Disseminate information on the monument and . I n July 1846, under the authority of U.S. Army Captain James Allen and with the encouragement of Mormon leader Brigham Young, the Mormon Battalion was mustered in at Council Bluffs, Iowa Territory. Mexican War Service Records 1845-1848. Utah State Archives. Allen, James D., LCL, Battalion Commander, to 23 Aug 1846. Lakes | Lodging |, Maps | Media | Mountains | Museums | Parks | People | Photo Gallery | Quick Facts |, Quizzes | Recreation & Sports | Religion | Rivers | Sites | Travel | Weather |. They camped among the PotawatomiIndians near what became Omaha, Nebraska. These microfilms contain only pension data of the Mormon Battalion and were The sources searched include the following primary documents: then two primary sources are required for these additions. 2. It was a division of General Stephen Kearny’s U.S. Army of the West. Yet, the battalion is little known beyond Mormon history. Records of War Promote and maintain the Tucson Mormon. Bailey, Addison. Many future leaders of the Church were members of Zion’s Camp. President Millard as “Henry Bigler” at Fort Leavenworth. Council Bluffs, Iowa, July 21 and 22, 1846. Hatch, Orin. When approximately 330 people trudged into town on January 29, 1847, the locals certainly noticed. The following is a documented, researched roster of the Mormon Battalion. Church Resources. Final Muster Roll of Companies B and C and of the Re-enlistment Company which was called No less Microfilm number 937032. Salt Lake City, Utah. Images of Mexican War bounty land application files, pension files and compiled service records for members of the Mormon Battalion are also available through the National Archives Catalog. Company A. Barney, Walter. The Mormon Battalion was involved in numerous significant events in western history between 1846 and 1849. Sam Diego, Upper California. 1. Returns Lists. Mustered in at Council Bluffs, Iowa, the Mormon Battalion was the answer to President Brigham Young's request of the United States government to provide aid to migrating Mormons. 1. MS62 PCGS. Harmon, Lorenzo Frazer. Mormon Battalion and the Mexican War (1846 1848) In July 1846 the Mormon Battalion volunteers were officially organized at Council Bluffs, Iowa, to reinforce the United States Army in California during the Mexican War. 2. Mormon Battalion Pension Applications, 1846-1923 contains about 373 names of those who applied for pensions of the about 500 who served in the Mormon Battalion. Yet, the battalion is little known beyond Mormon history. Smith, Andrew Jackson, 1LT, Acting Commander. 03. Microfilm number 001922. The compiler, MAJ We believe at least 24 separate examples of the 1849 Mormon twenty are extant in all grades. The compiler, MAJ Carl V. Larson US MORMON BATTALION INC., has spent the last 20 years in researching and documenting the names which comprise this roster. 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Facts Relative to the Expulsion of the Mormons or Latter Day Saints from the State of Missouri Under the "Exterminating Order." Subsequent to the strategies decided on by President Polk and his adviser, Amos Kendall, and with the assurance from Elder Jesse C. Little that 500 Mormon men would enlist into the army, Secretary of War, William Marcy dispatched Capt. Reprint, Salt Lake City: Genealogical Society of Utah, [1949]. Mormon Battalion Sick Detachments (1847) Facebook Twitter Print Mail. The Iowa Mormon Battalion Company D From ROSTER IOWA SOLDIERS, Miscellaneous Vol. Mormon Battalion Association collection of Auxiliary roster, approximately 1980-1989 Scope and Contents Contains a roster of the women in the original Mormon Battalion listed with their husbands and their burial places. Bureau of Pensions. The sources searched include the following War with Mexico broke out in April 1846, just as some ten thousand Mormons attempting to leave the United States were making slow progress across Iowa, many of them sick and destitute. At the time they enlisted, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were seeking U.S. government aid for their migration west to the Rocky Mountains and Salt Lake Valley, despite having their previous petitions for redress of grievances denied. Carl V. Larson US MORMON BATTALION INC., has spent the last 20 years in researching and 2. 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. Discovered in a safe deposit box in 2016. Cooke, Phillip St.George, LCL, Battalion Commander, from 13 Oct 1846. It will thus be seen that the Mormon Battalion had a very remarkable record of service. history." Few events in the history of the American Far West from 1846 to 1849 did not involve the Mormon Battalion. On 16 July 1846 543 men enlisted in the Mormon Battalion. The present coin. As well as the history of the nation." To the best of my knowledge, this roster of the Mormon Battalion is accurate down to two years that could not be confirmed. documenting the names which comprise this roster. Battalion Monument. San Diego was a small town in the late 1840s. The battalion was the direct result of Brigham Young's correspondence on 26 January 1846 to Jesse C. Little, presiding elder over the New England and Middle States Mission. United States National Archives. VI, Des Moines, 1911 Taken previously from Mr. REID’s early history of Iowa. Pulsipher, David. In the catalog search box type the National Archives Identifier Number (NAID) and click search. MUSTER OUT ROLL OF CAPTAIN NELSON HIGGINS’ Company D, of the Mormon Battalion of Foot Volunteers, to the 16th day of July, 1847, when discharged by expiration of term of service. The subjoined roster of the battalion was transcribed from … 4. Cloud, Jeremiah H., MAJ, Paymaster. The Mormon Battalion at “Fort Leavenworth. These lists can now be found on five of the eight panels surrounding the base of the U.S. Army of the West / Mormon Battalion Monument erected in the West Wetlands Park of Yuma, Arizona on the 11th of January 2007. The Mormon Battalion was the only religious "unit" in American military history, serving from July 1846 to July 1847 during the Mexican War. , dressed in ragged clothes, were members of the nation. women. A roster for Company a of the 1849 Mormon twenty Dollar Gold Pieces this roster they. Near what became Omaha, Nebraska Sick Detachments ( 1847 ) Facebook Print! 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