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Early Christian Persecution

Associated Locations:

  • Colosseum, Rome, Italy

This article contains links to original accounts and videos telling the stories of Christian martyrs and persecution after the death and resurrection of Christ.


Associated Locations:

  • All Saints’ Church, Wittenberg, Germany – Martin Luther posts the “The Ninety-Five Theses”

Associated Dates:

  • 31 October 1517 – Martin Luther posts the “The Ninety-Five Theses”
  • November 10, 1483 – Martin Luther born

“All [the] reformers, were inspired in thoughts, words, and actions to accomplish what they did for the liberty, and advancement of the human race. They paved the way for the more perfect gospel of truth to come.” (Joseph F. Smith, Improvement Era, “Editor’s Table: Fountain of Truth,” June 1907, page 629.)

Mormon Battalion

Associated Locations:

  • Mormon Battalion Monument, Utah Capitol, Salt Lake City, Utah

Associated Dates:

  • July 16, 1846 – Men enlist in the Mormon Battalion

The Mormon Battalion was a volunteer unit of between 534 and 559 Latter-day Saints men led by Mormon company officers, commanded by regular US army officers. Though leaving their families behind was difficult and their desert March arduous, by their sacrifice the men of the Mormon Battalion facilitated the Saints’ move to the Salt Lake Valley and helped develop the West.

Civil War

Eminent Spirits Appear to Wilford Woodruff in St. George Temple