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The Remarkable Journey of the Mormon Battalion - Book



It was June 1846 when the United States Army mustered 500 Latter-day Saints into service in the Mexican War. They made a historic journey from the banks of the Missouri River in Kansas territory to San Diego California. Their impact collectively and individually upon the history of the American West and the Latter-day Saints as a people remains incalculable.


15 Mormon Battalion men saying goodbyeThe men of the Mormon Battalion bid farewell. Few stories in American history have been as fraught with courage and sacrifice as the march of the Mormon Battalion in 1846-47. It yet remains one of the longest marches in American military history–and all of that in obedience to a Prophet.


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