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Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Campaigns

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

The march of the Mormon Battalion

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232490232]
Identifier: MSS 627
Scope and Contents

Typewritten draft with handwritten corrections, 73 pages in length. Also included are 9 pages of handwritten research notes. The article was originally published in "A Century of Mormon Activities in California" vol. 1, edited by Leo J. Muir. Roberts relates the background and history of the "Mormon Battalion" in the war with Mexico (1846-1848), including its activities in California, and tells about the monuments and markers that have been built to honor the members of that unit.

Dates: approximately 1950

Edward Martin papers

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS 3300
Scope and Contents Photocopy and typescript of a letter from Martin to John Melling, dated April 9, 1849. Letter is also signed by a "John Case" or "John Cane." It mentions briefly the expulsion from Nauvoo and travel to Council Bluffs as well as his being enlisted into the Mormon Battalion. Details all the mileage of his journeys as a member of the Battalion and finally his release and entry into the Salt Lake Valley. Mentions the death and burial of his daughter Eliza Susannah. Also bears his testimony of...
Dates: 1849 April 9