We recently interviewed Dr. Kenneth L. Alford of BYU on the Utah War. He told us the story of the Utah of 57-58, and all of the difficulties that caused for both the Latter-day Saints and the United States. One thing really stood out. During that war, the Saints left Salt Lake City and fled south, leaving behind their homes and property. It was called The Move South, and was one of the most tragic and arduous moments of the war. Thousands of people–women and children–ill-equipped and suffering clogging the roads going south to escape the army.
The difference between the Exodus of 1846 and the Move South is time. In the Exodus they had months to prepare. For the Move South, they had only a few days.
Powerful story and poignant.
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