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About William H. Dame
Col. William H. Dame, Stake President of the Parowan Ward and the military commander who ordered the Massacre. (Dame was the Stake President. See Explanation by Steve Harris | More Information from G.G.
The morning following the massacre when Dame, arrived at the site and saw the horridious carnage, all color drained from his face and he exclaimed "Horrible! Horrible!"
"Horrible enough," Issac Haight said loudly, "but you should have thought of that before you issued the orders."
"I didn't think there were so many of them [women and children]," Dame is reported to have said, "or I would not have had any thing do with it." He then collapsed in distress, which infuriated Haight. Later Haight yelled at Dame, "you throw the blame of this thing on me and I will be revenged on you if I have to meet you in hell to get it!