• If you are citizen of an European Union member nation, you may not use this service unless you are at least 16 years old.

  • Stop wasting time looking for files and revisions. Connect your Gmail, DriveDropbox, and Slack accounts and in less than 2 minutes, Dokkio will automatically organize all your file attachments. Learn more and claim your free account.


Mormon Battalion

Page history last edited by Bob-RJ Burkhart 7 years, 5 months ago Saved with comment

Listening Point ... Museum of Tolerance ... mapXchange ... mindshifting ... VIPanel

We are making the first complete re-march following the 1846-1847 Mormon Battalion’s route – from Iowa to California. Our living history re-enactors will dress and live like original Battalion members telling their story as we move from one campsite to the next.

Monitor daily digital journal: http://battaliontrek.com/blog/index.php


MBT-2008 Frontier Army Museum


After Lewis and Clark's Pacific Northwest mapping expedition, what other driving factors and forces motivated the USA's westward migration? Carefully consider connections between modern mapping and modern social change paradigms!


The Santa Fe Trail was a historic 19th century transportation route through southwestern North America connecting Missouri with Santa Fe, New Mexico. First used in 1821 by William Becknell, it served as a vital commercial and military highway until the introduction of the railroad to Santa Fe in 1880. At first an international trade route between the United States and Mexico, it served as the 1846 U.S. invasion route of New Mexico during the Mexican-American War.


Cimarron Route

The other main branch cut southwest to the valley of the Cimarron River near the town of Ulysses and Elkhart then continued toward Boise City, Oklahoma, to Clayton, New Mexico, joining up with northern branch at Fort Union. From Watrous, the reunited branches continued southward to Santa Fe.


This shorter "cutoff" was generally very hazardous because it had very little water. In fact, the Cimarron River was one of the only sources of water along this branch of the trail. Many people died because of the lack of water. Part of this route has been designated a National Scenic Byway.

Visit Celebrate Kansas Voices


History of maps and cartography

ES 551 -- James S. Aber. What is a Map?

A map is a graphic representation or scale model of spatial concepts.

academic.emporia.edu/aberjame/map/h_map/h_map.htm - Cached - Similar pages


Legacy Matters: Great Legacies Archives

A battalion of his comrades was fired on by the Japanese 

...Museum of Tolerance over the sunken graves of the USS Arizona. ...
www.estatevaults.com/lm/archives/great_legacies/ - Cached - Similar pages


Return to: FFNHA Hyperportal ... GeoVenturing ... SFThorseRace 


http://i.creativecommons.org/l/by-nc-sa/2.5/ca/88x31.png This Wiki is licensed CC-BY-NC-SA - Creative Commons

Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. Authors, learn more about your rights

This is one of several stories in the Summer 2002 issue

Cimarron is one of the several middle crossings of the Cimarron Cutoff.

... Dr. Jere Krakow, leader of our expedition, dived into the hole, threw out dozens ...

nparker.com/Patrice/story_10.htm - Cached 


Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:1845_trailmap.gif#file


Behind the Lens:



March 16, 2008

One of the newest additions to the always-increasing offerings from Google is steerable panoramic images shot along the streets of American cities, including Lawrence.


They call this new feature Google Street View. It can be a little frightening from a privacy standpoint to know that anyone, anywhere can zoom right into your front doorstep online. Regardless, the technology is here to stay, and we can only expect more features that attempt to “upload” the tangible, physical world onto the Internet


Social Studies

Old Faithful Geyser Web Cam: http://www.nps.gov/yell/oldfaithfulcam.htm  ...
... In 1847, Mormon settlers came to the ara to seek religious freedom. ...
www.studyplans.com/social.htm - Cached - Similar pages

Somos Primos

Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail
1111 Jackson Street, Suite 700 Oakland, CA 94607 www.nps.gov/juba  



Great American Desert ...




A few studies of the Santa Fe Trail, used by the Mormon Battalion,

... Kimball, Stanley B. "Rediscovering the Fort Leavenworth Military Branch ...
www.nps.gov/history/history/online_books/mopi/hrsb.htm - Cached - Similar pages


From this site on July 16, the Mormon Battalion was mustered into military

... http://www.nps.gov/mopi/ National Parks Service site on the Mormon trail.
www.tutorgig.com/ed/Mormon_Trail - Similar pages



Learn more about Trails-n-Tales 

LCCN: 67-15579 :: Soldiers on the Santa Fe Trail by Leo E. Oliva (pp 57, 76-78)


... of this attack in Leo Oliva's book "Soldiers on the Santa Fe Trail" pg 29 - 31 

... More than 500 men and officers of the Mormon Battalion camped at ...



The march of the Mormon Battalion was a truly epic event
... Oliva, Leo E. Soldiers on the Santa Fe Trail. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, ...

www.mormonbattalion.com/history/bibliography/bibliogr.html -  Cached - Similar pages


Oliva, Leo E.Soldiers on the Santa Fe Trail.
... Yurtinus, John F. G. "A Ram in the Thicket: The Mormon Battalion in the Mexican War. 



UNODIR: As WakarUSA Watershed Marshal, I'm empowered to conserve landscapes + cultivate mindscapes! 

REI Learn & Share adaptive recreation *models* are reframed as "Anti-NDD No Child Left Inside" themes



Manifest Destiny Myths_8309MSW.doc (291KB) 

Mormon Trail South Fork ... Ridges of Davis County

Santa Fe Trail in Rice County Kansas Bibliography

... Sterling, Kansas, July 4, 1976; Adventures on the Santa Fe Trail, Leo E. Oliva,

selected papers from the Santa Fe Trail Symposium, Hutchinson, Kansas, ...
www.santafetrailresearch.com/research/trail-in-rice-co-bio.html - Cached

In 1846 Kearny dispatched his Army of the West to New Mexico over this 
Fort Leavenworth branch of the Santa Fe Trail. Much-traveled in 1846, the road seems ...
www.vlib.us/old_west/trails/sfthist.html - Cached - Similar pages

File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - View as HTML
Description: This diary, penned by Susan Shelby Magoffin in 1846 and 1847, gives a day-by-

..... Fort Leavenworth branch of the Santa Fe Trail. ...
www.ksarchaeo.info/KAM/2004KAM/KSTRAILBIB.pdf - Similar pages

Kearny dispatches his Army of the West to New Mexico over the 
Fort Leavenworth branch of the Santa Fe Trail.

Much–traveled in 1846, the road seems to have ...

Cached - Similar pages


CGSC and Frontier Army Musuem


SAMS, SCP, and SaDL and the Combined Arms Research Library are housed near the ... Frontier Army museum

The Museum depicts the Frontier Army (1817-1917) ... Allie "Frontier Army Museum" Virtual Tour


Live with Lewis from Leavenworth, KS


... at the Frontier Army Museum located there.

Director Steve Allie takes us on a virtual tour of the museum’s exhibits including its collection of weapons ...



Kansas - Geary County:

Sign for 1854 south fork of the Mormon trail. 

Linked the Oregon trail to the Santa Fe trail.



"Western History" "University of Oklahoma" Mormon Battalion topo trail map collection


Source: http://www.iowa-mormon-trails.org/index.php?id=1


Mormon Pioneer NHT: Historic Resource Study (Endnotes)

4 For the best single-volume history of the Mormons, see James B. Allen 
... 12 The toponym Wyoming is Indian and originated in Pennsylvania. ...

 Battalion Trek Schedule ...






This reenactment is being done just for fun

because my (Midland, MI-USA) Scouts got me involved in “living history.”




  • Going the entire 2,000 miles will be challenging, but I trust something worthwhile will come of it.

We hope to share the experience with you in a meaningful way through this modern journal.


  • The essence of appreciating “living history” is to recognize there are always at least two viewpoints about what actually happened, its cause and its importance.


  • It is from each other that we can learn and put our common history into perspective.


The Mormon Battalion March, 1846-47

This event is being co-sponsored by the US Mormon Battalion

Sincere regards to all reenactors Kevin Henson, aka - Ebenezer Brown, 2nd Sgt. Co A" ...

wesclark.com/jw/mormon_battalion.html - Cached - Similar pages


Midland Daily News - Glimpses of history

The Mormon Battalion recreates the story of Lt. Col. Philip St.

... Kevin Henson, group coordinator, was trying to come up with something for the scouts ...


- Cached - Similar pages


Swallows Day 2006.qxd

File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - View as HTML

Kevin Henson. A special “thank. you” to all the. Fiesta. de. las. Golondrinas 

... 153 US Army West-Mormon Btl. Floats/Horse Drawn-Covered ...


- Similar pages




Re*Visioning :: 1846-47 Pioneer Mormon Battalion

Medicine Maps Kansas City via TnT thinkLets (7405xm)


A19 cover.qxd

File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat

march with the Battalion of the Infantry, together with a train of wagons, 

American War of 1846-1848: A Bibliography of the Holdings of the Libraries ...



Morse, Sidney E, 1846, System of geography for use of schools, NewYork, Harper

... Peterson, Charles S, 1972, Mormon battalion trail guide, SaltLakeCity ...

www.baskes.com/AtlasL-P.htm - Similar pages


File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat
Military Governments, p. 174, citing The California Star, January 13,

www.nps.gov/prsf/historyculture/upload/defendgate.pdf (1.88MB - 645pp) 



16. Grivas,

1847; Busch, Fremont's Private Navy, p. 43. These immigrants are not to be

confused with the Mormon Battalion that arrived at San Diego in January 1847.


See: http://www.google.com/search?q=1846-47+Pioneer+%22Mormon+Battalion%22+Medicine+%22Kansas+City%22



[A] Before reverting to our "established" library resources, we F1RST SEEK

"Dragonfly County Tales" that HONOR hidden (inter-disciplinary) heroes!

Model case study: http://www.firstamongequals.com/interactions_rws.asp


I search for folks who NURTURE future thought "leadership learning" communities

Example: http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Robert+L%2e+Gernon%22+wikipedia

-PLUS- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People_from_Lawrence,_Kansas


The Army Medical Department 1818-1865:

Bibliography ("Social Responsibility" Pathfinders)

Missouri Medical and Surgical Journal 2 (1846-47):213-15. Tripler, Charles.

... The March of the Mormon Battalion. New York: Century Co., 1928. ...

@ http://history.amedd.army.mil/booksdocs/civil/gillett2/amedd_1818-1865_bib.htm  


Local History Archive Contexts Colorado Gold Rush, Early ...

Watrous reported that, in 1846-47, a Mormon battalion on its way to Salt Lake

... all originating on the Missouri River between St. Joseph and Kansas City. ...

@ http://library.ci.fort-collins.co.us/local_history/Topics/contexts/colorado.htm



[B] Then I scan sources of rare books with charts or MAPS from the era of interest.

Example: http://www.johnswestern.com/servlet/the-5601/Detail


BALDRIDGE, M. Intro by John B. Goodman III.

A Reminiscence of the Parker H. French Expedition

through Texas & Mexico to California in the Spring of 1850.

Los Angeles: Privately printed, 1959. [52] pp., 12mo, blue boards, fold-out map.



[C] Next I check "Mapping the West" by Paul E. Cohen (ISBN: 0-8478-2492-6)

C-1: 1845 - John Charles Fremont "The Pathfinder" (American Geographical Society)

C-2: 1846 - Samuel Augustus Mitchell "Routes to the West" (David Rumsey Collection)

C-3: 1847 * C. T. Beauregard & Robert E. Lee "Mexican-American War" (National Archives)

C-4: 1847 - John Disturnell "The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo" (David Rumsey Collection)

C-5: 1848 - Charles Pruess "The Pathfinder's Final Map" (David Rumsey Collection)


Rumsey Collection in Second Life

Screenshot from Rumsey Collection on Second Life I have no direct experience with Second Life, but the David Rumsey Map Collection is setting up a presence there.

This long blog entry on Not Possible IRL has all the details. The screenshots make it look quite evocative and quite immersive. Via MapHist.

Previously: Google Earth Roundup: Automator, Rumsey.


    • Maps from the David Rumsey collection are now a Google Earth layer under “Featured Content,” Frank at Google Earth reports:

      Open the folder and turn on the map that interests you. The first link shows you the locations of the different map and each description gives you a few details. 

      You can then turn on each map and they will be overlayed in GE. Some of the larger maps are “regionated” which means they will load more detail as you get closer

Posted on Sunday, February 17, 2008 at 10:26 PM

Categories: Antique Maps  


[D] Derive actionable distilled insights (thinkLets) from prior findings (above)

Keywords: "Parker H. French" Expedition Mexico Boundary Survey Maps Battle

1846-47 Utah Pioneer "Mormon Battalion" Medicine Maps

History of the Mormon Battalion

A History of the Mormon Battalion, from the Utah History Encyclopedia.

... of 273 people eventually were sent to Pueblo for the winter of 1846-47.

via http://www.onlineutah.com/historybattalion.shtml  



[E] Explore academic digital library repositories

JSTOR: Historical News 942

Historical News book, Mr. Bourne's general survey of Spanish achievements

... Parker H. French's Overland Expedition to California, which left New York ...

@ http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0002-8762(191707)22%3A4%3C917%3AHN%3E2.0.CO%3B2-6



[F] Find oral history records -OR- county historical society resources ...

via http://www.google.com/search?q=nps.gov+%22Susan+Easton+Black%22


See US-NPS Archives: Sergeant Daniel Tyler,

A Concise History of the Mormon Battalion in the Mexican War 1846-1848 (1969);

Philip St. George Cooke, et. al., Exploring Southwestern Trails, 1846-1854 (1938);

Frank Alfred Golder, Thomas A. Bailey, and Lyman J. Smith, eds.,

The March of the Mormon Battalion

From Council Bluffs to California Taken from the Journal of Henry Standage (1928).

Susan Easton Black

[DOC] Pathfinder Topic

... by L. Matthew Chatterley ; with a foreword by Susan Easton Black.

... http://www.nps.gov/mopi/mopi/history.htm ; Heritage Trails K-12 Education Project; ...

via http://www.thepathfinderproject.org/pathfinders/MormonTrail.doc  <-(MS-Word Syllabus)



[G] Scan geoWIZard-Passports thinkLets:

Don't Know Much About ... BioGEOgraphy ...

via http://www.kan-ed.org/moodle/mod/forum/search.php?id=26&search=mapxchange



File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat - View as HTML

The Mormon Pioneer Trail. 1997 (ISBN 0-38240-780-6)

... Last Chance Store, P.O. Box 3, 

Woodston, KS 67675; 888-321-7341; $10.00 paper ...

www.ksarchaeo.info/KAM/2004KAM/KSTRAILBIB.pdf - Similar pages


Google Earth Outreach

The Google Earth Outreach program supports everyone from passionate individuals to public benefit organizations who use Google Earth and KML to make the world a better place.


The Nature Conservancy
Web site:  http://www.nature.org
How maps can help us:
We plan to use Google Earth in conjunction with our GIS software to highlight TNC preserves and use the GE movie making option to create virtual fly overs of TNC preserves.


<kml xmlns="http://earth.google.com/kml/2.0"> <Placemark> ...

Others say that it was a clever, but sloppy forgery carved by members 
of the Mormon Battalion that camped nearby in the 1840’s. ...




Hornbuckle Reports: Riches Beyond Imagination



The Convention registration packet arrived! In a frenzy we signed up for three convention tours. One, the Carson River Route, would be an ancestral connection.


My g-g-g-grandfather, Lewis Ralston, traced the Carson River in 1850. Ralston along with several Cherokee relatives left Georgia and joined a larger train in Oklahoma on their way to the gold fields. On the way west while passing through the Denver area, Ralston found the first gold in Colorado on June 22, 1850. The find appeared to be small and the train continued on to California. Interestingly, a major strike was made in the Ralston Creek area eight years later.


Two Carson River tours were scheduled; ours was the "high-clearance" event. Leaving Chico we crossed Donner Pass for the first time. At the summit, looking down on Donner Lake, we stood in awe at the emigrant's ability to conquer that mountain! The freeway led us on to our rendezvous north of Fallon, Nevada.


After signing the releases, we hurried to a low rise between the Humboldt and Carson Sinks. For the next two days we chased yesteryear travelers on their march to riches that would soon be theirs.


Led by Dick Brock, Jim Carman and Ed Otto, we attacked the sage lined trail as it crossed the Forty Mile Desert. Considering the potential for dust, the conditions were quite pleasant. The desert, dry now as it was in the mid-1800s, was once covered by the 8400 square mile Lake Lahontan.

Nearing Carson City we explored the remains of Fort Churchill established in 1860 and abandoned in 1869. Today only scattered adobe walls provide a sign of early settlers fears of hostilities. During the 1930s the local DAR chapter took interest in the site and the CCC constructed a visitor center at the fort.


Onward we pressed, stopping briefly at Ragtown. It was not actually a town but a spot along the trail where emigrants hung wet clothes on sage brush to dry. Several diaries noted the spectacle as, "looking like a rag town!"


The next morning we left Carson City, passing through Genoa and around the south end of Lake Tahoe. The Genoa Historical Society opened their museum for our group. The museum would be a credit to any community. And we found a great ice cream parlor.


Ahead lay the Sierras and Carson Pass at 8574 feet above sea level. Nearing the summit we hiked a short portion of the trail and viewed an axle grease inscription "Rogers, Aug 28th '49" and found rocks worn smooth by passing wagon wheels. We arrived at the summit of the Sierras where California bound emigrants faced Devil's Ladder, the final great obstacle of the Sierras.


On the west side we stopped at two springs, Tragedy and Leek. Tragedy Springs was the site where three members of the eastbound Mormon Battalion were ambushed by Indians in the summer of 1848 and where a westbound emigrant died in 1850. Leek Springs gained its name from the native leek plants that grew there.


We had conquered the Forty Mile Desert and the Sierras! Gold was their riches; renewal of old acquaintances and meeting new friends was our riches. On to Kansas City.

Chuck Hornbuckle


Letter to the Update


Dear Editor: As I learn about other OCTA chapters, I am more impressed with the Northwest Chapter. The ability of our diverse group to work together is the outstanding attribute of our chapter. We may not agree on all matters, but we are able to find ways to work together while respecting the views of others. Our trail marking work in the Pendleton area has been outstanding.


The Northwest Chapter has also been a great source of volunteers for OCTA activities above the chapter level. In fact, so many are involved that some suspect a Northwest plot to take over OCTA. I have tried to assure them that we have no "Northwest Agenda," but those attracted by conspiracy theories are not believers. Currently, Northwest Chapter members serving OCTA at the national level include (in addition to myself), Gail Carbiener (treasurer), Dick Ackerman (preservation officer), and Vic Bolon, Don Popejoy and Bob Kabel (directors). I know that each is dedicated to the success of OCTA on a national basis.


Thanks to all of you who have helped me in the past. I enjoy my work for OCTA and am looking forward improving trail preservation and increasing OCTA's national presence. Please feel free to contact me at any time.

Dave Welch




I have always had an intense interest in what made OCTA tick. I always asked other members what they liked best about our organization, what they didn't like and what they wanted to see OCTA do more of or less of. Well, the answers were as varied as the membership itself is, but now that I am a new board member I want to know how each individual member feels. Not just from our great NW chapter but all across the trail. The same request I am making of my fellow NW chapter members is the one that will go in all the newsletters of the various chapters and, not to miss a beat, on the OT list. By the way, if you wish to get on the OT list contact Bob Weir or myself. The OT list is a great way to keep up with trail news, discussions, and is a way of gathering information about questions you may have in regard to OCTA related events, etc.


Please respond to my survey by sending me your concerns in regard to the following questions:

#1 What can the board do to make OCTA a better experience for you? #2 How can the board better represent the membership? #3 How can board and the chapters work better together? #4 What is OCTA doing wrong and what is OCTA doing right? #5 What can OCTA do that we're not doing now #6 Would you like to see staggered chapter meetings at the convention so multi-chapter members can go to their various chapter meetings?


As a member of the Membership Committee, I'm asking you what can we do to bring in more members as opposed to losing members every year?

There are a hundred more questions to ask so don't restrict yourselves to the ones I mentioned. PLEASE help make OCTA a strong and vibrant organization.


Your concerns are important to OCTA and your input will be a valuable tool to present to the board members at the midwinter meeting in March of 2000. You can respond to me at or at PO Box 9021, Spokane, WA. 99029-9021. Also, please note your home chapter affiliation.

Don Popejoy


Trivia Item


You have probably heard about the Tate Watch Company of Massachusetts, who made durable watches in the mid 1840s. They sold them to emigrants heading west with the novelty of having a compass on the backside of the watch.


Unfortunately, the compass was terribly inaccurate, causing several wagon trains to end up in God-forsaken lands like California or Washington Territory rather than the Eden of Oregon. Hence we have the old saying: He who has a Tates is lost. 


from the October, 1999 Northwest OCTA Update | NW OCTA Home


NW OCTA address: 3214 Clark Lake Rd., Hunters, WA 99137
Webmaster....Tom Laidlaw of rutnut.com


Johnny 'Round Town » Ancient Wanderers

and the Los Lunas Mystery Stone ... La Flecha 


  • Those Who Wander... 

One thing is clear to me: American history does not start with the "discovery" of America in 1492. People native to the Americas have always wandered and explored. And older Mediterranian cultures such as the Phoenicians sailed and traded worldwide.


The Romans who subsequently conquered the Mediterranian and Europe were not the sea-going explorers of earlier cultures. The secrets of the sea were lost. It wasn't until after the dark ages that exploration by sea re-emerged. And as for wanderers?


To say that Europeans, Africans, and Asians were not in North America before the birth of Christ is, in my opinion, naive.


  • Kevin Henson wrote:.

There was an old theory that someone

from the Mormon Battalion created the hoax.

However, the Battalion never was closer than 15 miles ... 



Global Brain Ethics ... Freedom's Frontier Forum

thinkLets wiki / Community Social Responsibility (fivEZine) 


Mormon Pioneers crafted Eco-History Trails-n-Tales (cc)    


As a part of Google Earth Outreach, we grant Google Earth Pro licenses to qualifying organizations.

Google Earth Pro has powerful authoring features which allow for GIS data importation such as .shp and tab files, a movie making module, and a high resolution printing feature.



Create A Immigration Timeline. Show the history of immigration to the country.

... Write An Emigrant Diary. Choose any one of the many immigration waves ...

www.42explore2.com/migration.htm - Cached - Similar pages


Iowa Mormon Trails Association | About Books

It provides a map of each county providing visitors with a route to the Momon Trail, historic Mormon Trail sites and other interesting sites. ...

www.iowa-mormon-trails.org/index.php?id=6 - Cached - Similar pages


  • Mormon Trail - Wikipedia

    Map of Mormon Trail. Map of Mormon Trail. Daguerreotype of Nauvoo in 1846 at the time of the Mormon exodus (LDS Church Archives ...

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mormon_Trail - 103k - Cached - Similar pages

  • The Mormon Trail

    Map and route of the Mormon Trail which for a great distance paralleled the Oregon/California Trail.

    freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~gentutor/mormon.html - Cached - Similar pages




Alt-Spelling Cites ... (Batallion vs. Battalion)


Grossen Fam: Stake Youth Conference 2007

We all find out that the boys are called to be in the Mormon Batallion.

... A few out of many from our ward who were able and nice enough to go on the trek. ...
grossenfam.blogspot.com/2007/07/stake-youth-conference-2007.html - Cached - Similar pages

The women's pull. The girls had to pull the handcarts while the boys were off in the Mormon Batallion.

To learn more about 1846-47 challenges, please preview :: Morman Battalion Trek 2008 ...


History May Be Searched in Vain: A Military History of the Mormon ...

... A Military History of the Mormon Batallion (Hard Cover Book) by Sherman L.

... families on the plains of the West during a dangerous trek -- the Mormon ...

Cached - Similar pages


Please fix minor typo for Morman Battalion 

for  http://www.battaliontrek.com  (Reseller?)

Attractions :: Visitors :: Convention and Visitors :: Council ...

See Kanesville Tabernacle. Mormon Site Mormon Batallion Marker

... 2008 Council Bluffs Convention & Visitors Bureau All Rights Reserved | Legal.

Cached - Similar pages

<center>Mormons Against Romney</center>: 02/07

The famous Mormon pioneer trek westward started in 1846 under the

... men into the “Mormon Batallion” and had moved headquarters between several states ...
mormonsagainstromney.blogspot.com/2007_02_18_archive.html - Cached - Similar pages

Blog Segullah » The PBS Follow Up

The PBS Follow Up. Filed under: CJane Speaks! — c jane/Courtney K. @ 2:10 am.

I just finished watching the PBS Documentary “The Mormons. ...
segullah.org/cjane-speaks/the-pbs-follow-up/ - Cached - Similar pages


Mormon Trek Celebration Saturday; Hands-On Experience

... Is Embracing Church Presence; Special Tribute to the

Mormon Batallion; Mentoring Central at BYU ...

Cached - Similar pages

Special Tribute to the Mormon Battalion — KSL-TV.com

to pay tribute to the soldiers of the Mormon Battalion and Mormon immigrants 

of the ship Brooklyn, which carried them from New York to San Francisco in 1846

Hundreds of people gathered this weekend in Salt Lake City, Utah. 
Mormon Battalion Stopped in Tucson, Arizona — Tucson Citizen (14-Sep-2004)

TUCSON, Arizona — It took a 1,300-mile march for the Mormon Battalion to finally see hostile action in southern Arizona during the Mexican-American War in 1846. But the enemy was not what the soldiers expected—they were attacked by a group of enraged bulls near the San Pedro River. Church leader Brigham Young encouraged Latter-day Saint men to join the United States Army in order to raise money to help finance the Saints' westward migration.

+ + +


Comments (2)

Bob-RJ Burkhart said

at 10:46 am on Jun 18, 2008

Mormon Battalion connection to the Lewis and Clark Expedition--Jean Baptiste Charbonneau, son of Toussaint Charbonneau and Sacagawea, who accompanied the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the Pacific, later became the guide for the Mormon Battalion.

Joining the Mormon Battalion near Albuquerque, NM, Charbonneau led the battalion south, then west across the territory that became New Mexico and Arizona to southern California, then north to Sutter's Fort, where gold was discovered while the battalion and Charbonneau were there.

Charbonneau spent some 15 years in California, serving as magistrate in San Luis Obispo for several years, but succumbing to gold fever in 1862 to join a new gold rush. On his way to Montana in early winter, he swam a stream in what is now southeastern Oregon, got pneumonia, and died.

Verne Huser



Bob-RJ Burkhart said

at 7:13 am on Oct 15, 2008

Walking directions are in beta
@ http://maps.google.com/maps?q=35%2e5591+%2c+%2d106%2e1242
Use caution – This route may be missing sidewalks or pedestrian paths.

Walking directions to Entrada la Cienega/NM-587
58.8 mi – about 19 hours 26 mins to Albuquerque, NM

Battalion Trek 2ESN :0-7426226
Type :Track
Latitude :35.5591
Longitude :-106.1242
Time :Tuesday, October 14, 2008 4:26:23 PM

Lat-Long decimal degrees source:

Whether you're just checking in, allowing others to track your progress, or calling for help - SPOT gives you a vital line of communication with friends and family when you want it, and emergency assistance when and where you need it. And since it utilizes 100% satellite technology, SPOT works around the world - even where cell phones don't. Size: 4.38 X 2.75 X 1.5" (approx. 111 mm x 69 mm x 44 mm) Approximate Weight: 7.37 ounces (209 grams)

You don't have permission to comment on this page.