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Product Code: XB074
Title: The Mormon Battalion: U.S. Army of the West, 1846-1848
Author: Norma Baldwin Ricketts
Publisher: Utah State University
List Price: $24.95
Our Price: $22.50
Date: 1996
Pages: 375
Additional Info: Forward by David L. Bigler


"Mormon Battalion enlistees participated in numerous historic events in the 1846-1849 Far West, from the Mexican War to the discovery of California gold. Norma Baldwin Ricketts tells the full story of this wide-ranging but little-known army unit's complicated and dramatic experiences, restoring the battalion to its central place in the history of the West." (from back cover)

Table of Contents


  1. The Enlistment
  2. Fort Leavenworth: Knapsacks and Muskets
  3. Santa Fe: Colonel Cooke Assumes Command
  4. Pima and Maricopa Indian Villages
  5. San Diego: Company B Makes Friends
  6. Los Angeles: Building Fort Moore
  7. General Kearny's Escort to Fort Leavenworth
  8. After Discharge
  9. Monterey, San Francisco, and the Brooklyn
  10. Sutter's Workmen
  11. Journey's End
  12. Detached Service
  13. Mormon Volunteers


  1. Analysis of Movement within Mormon Battalion
  2. Alphabetical Reconstructed Roster
  3. Men Who Reached California
  4. Hancock—Los Angeles Company
  5. Hancock-Sierra Company
  6. Sutter's Workmen
  7. Purchase of Sutter's Russian Cannon
  8. Military Documents
  9. Music and Poetry

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