McLane, Duncan, Autobiographical sketch, in Genealogical Charts and Biographical Sketches of Members of the L.D.S. Church, Ogden Stake, 26 vols., 23:48-49.
We traveled on the boat Amazon on the Ohio, Miss & Missouri rivers. There was cholera on board and we stopped several times to bury the dead.
When we arrived at Mormon Grove on the Missouri we landed and stayed several weeks to break cattle and provide provisions for our journey by team.
We crossed the plains in Milo Andrus' company. It was a terrible trip, very stormy and a great deal of cholera. We would hardly get the dead buried till the wolves & coyotes dug the bodies out of the ground. The Indians were very bad that year killing a great many travelers.
General Harney & the Cavalery passed us on the road. At Ash Hollow they had a battle with the Indians. killing all they could find. They gave the Gen. the nickname of "Squawkiller Harney." The Indians were quiet all the rest of the way.
We arrived in S. L. C. in an awful snow storm late in the fall of 1855.