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U.S. Mormon Battalion, Inc.

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1954-

Administrative History

U.S. Mormon Battalion, Inc. (1954- ) was a fraternal organization established to memorialize the Mormon Battalion.

U.S. Mormon Battalion, Inc. was established in 1954 in response to a proposal by David O. McKay, president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The goals of the organization included perpetuating the memory of Battalion, fulfilling the prophecy of Brigham Young that the soldiers would be held in honorable remembrance, marking the graves of Battalion members, and marking the Battalion's trail.

The organization was formed into companies in California and the Great Basin, Utah.

Citation

Mormon Battalion Association website, via WWW, Apr. 23, 2013 (Mormon Battalion, Inc.; est. 1954 following proposal by David O. McKay)

U.S. Mormon Battalion story, n.d. (U.S. Mormon Battalion, Inc.; USMB; est. 1954; four purposes: perpetuate memory of battalion, fulfill prophecy of honorable remembrance, mark graves of battalion members, and mark the battalion's trail; Ladies Auxiliaries also formed; units in Utah, California, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, and New Mexico)

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Mormon Battalion Association biographies of original members, approximately 1990-1999

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8000 Series 2 Sub-Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains biographies of the original members of the Mormon Battalion containing family group records, biographies, and other material. Dates to the 1990s.

Mormon Battalion Association collection of Auxiliary records, 1901-2012

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8000 Series 1
Scope and Contents Contains materials which document the history of and activities conducted by the Women's Auxiliary of the Mormon Battalion association, located in Utah. Includes biographies, correspondence, history, leadership, minutes, and newsletters relating to the organization and its mission to remember the contributions of women to the Mormon Battalion. Materials date from between 1901 and 2012.

Mormon Battalion Association photographs, 1897-2010

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 8000 Series 2 Sub-Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains an alphabetical index of photographs of original Mormon Battalion members from the Brigham Young University's Harold B. Lee Library, a photograph of the Mormon Battalion painting by George M. Ottinger, photographs of the California Trek of 1956, photographs of the modern Company A, and photographs of inaugurations and other events. Dates from 1897-2010.

Mormon Battalion Association records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS 8000
Scope and Contents Materials include reports, minutes, biographies, correspondence, histories, newsletters, and other materials from the Mormon Battalion Association and its earlier women's auxiliary organization, both of which were headquartered in Lehi, Utah. The materials document the activities and governance of these organizations, as well as the history of the original Mormon Battalion of 1846-1847. Materials date from between 1846 and 2012.

Mormon Battalion Association records, 1846-2011

 Series
Identifier: MSS 8000 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains records of the Mormon Battalion Association, located in Utah and California, relating to its mission to memorialize the Battalion and its members. Includes reports, minutes, biographies of original members and other material related to the history of the Battalion and the association. Materials dated from 1847-2012.

Mormon Battalion Association records on the Friends of the Battalion, 2012

 Series — Box: 37, Folder: 4
Identifier: MSS 8000 Series 3
Scope and Contents Contains materials regarding the incorporation of the organization Friends of the Battalion, originally headquartered in Lehi, Utah, into the larger organization Mormon Battalion Association. Includes articles of incorporation, newsletters, and correspondence. Materials dated 2012.

Mormon Battalion Association uniforms, approximately 1990-1990

 Sub-Series — Box: 37, Folder: 2
Identifier: MSS 8000 Series 2
Scope and Contents Contains booklets, order forms, and other material on uniforms including arms, equipment, training, descriptions, policies, and pictorials. Dates to approximately the 1990s.