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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.


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