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Mormon Battalion, Its History and Achievements

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The book "Mormon Battalion, Its History and Achievements" by B. H. Roberts provides a detailed and comprehensive account of the Mormon Battalion's journey and contributions during the Mexican-American War. Roberts effectively captures the bravery, sacrifice, and determination of the members of the battalion as they faced numerous challenges and hardships along the way.

Through meticulous research and vivid storytelling, Roberts brings to life the experiences of these Mormon pioneers who volunteered to serve their country and faith. He delves into the motivations behind their decision to enlist, the trials they faced during their march to California, and the impact of their service on the development of the American West.

Overall, "Mormon Battalion, Its History and Achievements" is a fascinating and informative read that sheds light on an important and often overlooked chapter in American history. Roberts' writing is engaging and informative, making this book a must-read for anyone interested in the history of the Mormon Battalion and their enduring legacy.

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A history of the Longest March of Military in History. The Mormon Battalion was the only religious unit in United States military history in federal service, recruited solely from one religious body and having a religious title as the unit designation. In 1847, as the Mormons were in Iowa heading West, after being driven out of their homes in Nauvoo, Illinois, the U.S. Army requested 500 volunteers to assist in the Mexican-American War effort. From July 1847 to July 1848 the battalion made a grueling march of nearly 2,100 miles from Council Bluffs, Iowa, to San Diego, California. The Battalion’s march and service supported the eventual cession of much of the American Southwest from Mexico to the United States, especially the Gadsden Purchase of 1853 of southern Arizona and New Mexico.

This is their story.

- Summary by Wayne Cooke

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