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Mormon Battalion Sick Detachments

1847

Three sick detachments of disabled men in the Mormon Battalion, along with some women and children, spent the winter in 1846-47 at Pueblo, Colorado. An advance party of 13 soldiers met Brigham Young's company on 4 July while trailing livestock. The remainder of the sick detachments left Pueblo on 24 May and, in company with some Saints from Mississippi, arrived in Salt Lake City five days after Brigham Young had entered the valley.

View a list of individuals known to have traveled in this company.

Sources

  • Allen, Franklin, Diary, 1846 Jul-1848 Oct.
  • Trail Excerpt
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Blackburn, Abner, Reminiscences, 12-13. (Trail excerpt transcribed from "Pioneer History Collection" available at Pioneer Memorial Museum [Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum], Salt Lake City, Utah. Some restrictions apply.)
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Pioneer Memorial Museum (Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum), Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Hess, David, Reminiscences, fd. 2, 20, in John William Hess, Autobiography and journal [ca. 1887-1895].
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Hess, John W., Journal, fd. 2, 8-9, in John W. Hess, Autobiography and journal [ca. 1887-1895].
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Shupe, Andrew Jackson, Journal 1838-1861, 124-31.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Skeen, Joseph, Reminiscences and diary, 1846 Jul-1847 May.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Steele, John, Journal, 24 May-30 July 1847, in John Steele, Reminiscences and journals, 1846-1898.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Terrell, Joel Judkins, Diary, 1846 Jul-1847 Jul.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Thomas, Hayward, Reminiscences and journal, 14-16.

  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Walker, William H., [Letter], in "Jubilee Matters," Deseret Weekly, 17 Apr. 1897, 563.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City
  • Walker, William Holmes, The Life Incidents and Travels of Elder William Holmes Walker and His Association with Joseph Smith, the Prophet [1943], 15-16.
  • Trail Excerpt
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City