History of the Saints: The Remarkable Journey of the Mormon Battalion

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In July 1847, a ragged band of soldiers known as the Mormon Battalion was discharged in Los Angeles following a year of service in the United States Army. These pages, a chronicle of their march from Council Bluffs, Iowa Territory, to the Pacific coast, are full of compelling narrative and rich visuals that bring to life the history of this unusual military unit with all of its faith, sacrifice, and unflagging service. So significant was their contribution that upon their return, President Brigham Young proclaimed their offering to be the temporal salvation of the Latterday Saints at a crucial time in their history as well as the history of the nation. This fascinating story will humble and inspire you as you take in this volume worthy of generations.

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Michael N. Landon received a BA in history and political science from UCLA and an MA in public history from California State University, Sacramento, CA. He is currently employed as an archivist in the Church History Dept. of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and is a member of several historical and archival associations. He edited The Journals of George Q. Cannon, Vol. 1: To California in 49 and with Bill slaughter authored Trail of Hope: the Story of the Mormon Trail. He and his wife, Loretta, reside in an historic home in Hooper, Utah. They have two children and seven grandchildren.

Brandon J. Metcalf in an archivist with the Church History Dept. of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He received a BA in history from Brigham Young University and an MA in public history from California State University, Sacramento, CA. He and his wife, Angela, reside in Riverton, Utah, with their four children.

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