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History May Be Searched in Vain: A Military History of the Mormon Battalion

it was amazing 5.00  ·  Rating Details  ·  2 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
The only religious unit in American military history. The Mormon battalion was unique in federal service, having been recruited solely from one religious body and having a religious title as the unit designation. Serving in the Mexican War, they marched across the Southwest to California. Strangely, though, the battalion's story has not been told from the perspective of th ...more
Hardcover, 422 pages
Published March 6th 2006 by The Arthur H. Clark Company (first published February 28th 2006)
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Miles Mathews
Sep 25, 2013 Miles Mathews rated it it was amazing
Colonel Sherman Fleek's book about the Mormon Battalion is simply excellent! Among the significant points the author makes is that most histories of the unit treat the Mormon Battalion as a group of pioneers. While they might be styled as such in some ways, the battalion was a military unit, mustered into federal service, and performed vital military duty in one of America's most important conflicts.

Colonel Fleek highlights the military actions of the battalion, including discipline, supply, co
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Paul Hoffman
Apr 05, 2011 Paul Hoffman rated it it was amazing
Lt. Col. Sherman Fleek has written the most authoritative military history on the Mormon Battalion, an entirely unique military unit in American history that was organized on religious ties. As Sherman points out in his book, we have had plenty of military units in our history organized on basis of ethnicity and geographic origin, but never a battalion grade or higher unit organized on exclusive religious lines. Sherman describes how this anomaly came about and objectively describes the importan ...more
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