One of the darkest times in American history was the Civil War. It lasted from 1861-1865. It led to the death of approximately 600,000 people and scarred the lives of millions. While the nation came apart in the east, the Latter-day Saints, in the West, watched with keen interest. This episode of History of the Saints is about the beginnings of the Civil War and the Latter-day Saint’s perspective on that War.