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Henry William Bigler

Henry was a member of the Mormon Battalion, and as a result he initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley from California with the Jonathan H. Holmes/Samuel Thompson Company in 1848, as indicated in Henry’s reminiscences.

At the end of a mission to the Sandwich Islands in 1855, he traveled with the William McBride Company as sergeant of the Guard and company historian. 

At the end of another mission to the Sandwich Islands, William traveled home with the Frederick A. Mitchell Company in 1858.

Companies

William McBride Company (1855)Approximate age at departure: 39
Frederick A. Mitchell Company (1858)Approximate age at departure: 43

Sources

  • [Bigler, Henry W.], Henele Pikale, "Recollections of the Past," Juvenile Instructor 21, no. 24 (15 Dec. 1886): 371.
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  • Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Allred, Redick Newton, Journals, 1852-[1856], reel 9, vol. 2.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Bigler, Henry William, Reminiscences and diaries 1846-1850, vol. 1, 91-106.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Bigler, Henry William, Reminiscences and diaries 1846-1850, vol. 2, 1-13.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
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  • Internet Web Site
  • McBride, William, Journal, vol. 2, in William B. McBride, Journals 1854-1855; 1874.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Mitchell, Frederick Augustus Herman Frank, Journals, 1856-1858 and 1899.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Pratt, Parley P. to George A. Smith, 30 April 1855, "Elders' Correspondence," Deseret News [Weekly], 22 August 1855, 190.
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Pratt, Parley P., Journal 1855 [Apr]-Nov., fd. 2, 162-64, in Collection [ca. 1835-1896].
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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Ricketts, Norma Baldwin, The Mormon Battalion: U.S. Army of the West, 1846-1848, [1996], 20-28, 238-40.

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  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Ricketts, Norma Baldwin, The Mormon Battalion: U.S. Army of the West, 1846-1848, [1996], 222-23.
  • Source Location
  • Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah