Camp Floyd and the Mormons

Camp Floyd and the Mormons

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qCamp Floyd and the Mormons traces the history of the sojourn of Johnston's Army in Utah Territory from the beginning of the Utah War in 1857 through the abandonment of Camp Floyd in Cedar Valley west of Utah Lake at the outbreak of the Civil War. The book describes the relationship between the invading army and the local Mormon population, gives an account of Indian affairs in Utah, and describes the activities of federal officials in Utah during that volatile period.q qFirst published by the University of Utah Press in 1992, this reprint edition includes a new introduction by Gene Sessions in which he recounts Donald Moorman's research adventures during the 1960s. Moorman had unprecedented access to materials in the LDS Church Archives on subjects ranging from the Mountain Meadows Massacre to the Mormon responses to the presence of the army in Utah from 1858 to 1861. Completed posthumously for Moorman by Gene Sessions of Weber State University, Camp Floyd and the Mormons is a comprehensive analysis of the history of frontier Utah as a decade of isolation ended and confrontations with the United States government began.q--BOOK JACKET.Without matches to kindle a fire, he endured the torment of dropping temperatures until the next morning. Summoning up every ounce of energy, he wandered on an unchartered course before he encountered a friendly party of Digger Indians who reset his course toward Smith Creek. Suffering from gnawing hunger, fatigue, and cold, Reese was offered three fat rats by the Indians but could not bringanbsp;...

Title:Camp Floyd and the Mormons
Author:Donald R. Moorman, Gene Allred Sessions
Publisher: - 1992


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