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Mormon Battalion: United States 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 public. Yet, the battalion is little known beyond Mormon history. This first com ...more
ebook, 397 pages
Published January 1st 1997 by Utah State University Press
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Jun 04, 2014 Gabriel Oak rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Fascinating history, from the internal divisions in the battalion to the hi-jinx of various individual soldiers to the encounters between soldiers and Mexican civilians. I appreciate that Ricketts wanted to let the soldiers' accounts speak for themselves, but I do wish she had done more to contextualize the history.