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Utah Territorial Militia (Nauvoo Legion) Iron County Militia roster

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Vault MSS 801

Scope and Contents

Utah Territorial Militia (Nauvoo Legion) Iron County Militia roster. 12.5 inch by 4 inch, 24 page booklet made from six folded leaves, bound with string. Written in dark ink, possibly partly written in the hand of James H. Martineau. Dated June 1857. Includes the companies and platoons to which approximately 450 men were assigned. Some changes have been made in the manuscript; some indicate promotions in their company or platoon.


  • 1857 June


Conditions Governing Access

Original restricted. Photocopy and typescript available for research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Administrative History

Following the instructions and appointment given him by the Utah Territorial government as published in the Deseret News (Salt Lake City, volume 7, no. 6), William H. Dame organized the Iron County Military District, an area embracing Beaver, Iron, and Washington Counties in southern Utah. This document is the roster of that initial organization and contains the names and platoons of the some 450 men, ages about 16 to 60,where they were assigned,and who their officers were. The companies were organized on June 6, 1857. This is the most comprehensive list of militia members in southern Utah prior to the massacre at Mountain Meadows on September 11, 1857. Another listing was made in October 1857 and is housed in the Utah Territorial Militia Collection of the Utah State Archives in Salt Lake City. There are differences in the two lists.


3 folders (0.15 linear ft.)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

Seller has owned the document for over ten years. He does not remember from whom he purchased it.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased; Beehive Antiques, Salt Lake City, Utah; November 2001.


Utah history (Mormon and Western American Manuscripts Collection Development Policy V.B.5.b, 2020)

Existence and Location of Copies

Photocopy in Folder 2. Transcription available in Folder 3.

Related Materials

See also the papers of William H. Dame (Vault MSS 55).

Register of Utah Territorial Militia (Nauvoo Legion), Iron County Militia roster, 1857 June
Under Revision
Leslie Evens
2011 November 18
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States