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  • Maj. General Fitz John Porter (USA) (1822 - 1901)
    Fitz John Porter (August 31, 1822 – May 21, 1901) (sometimes written FitzJohn Porter or Fitz-John Porter) was a career United States Army officer and a Union General during the American Civil ...
  • Brevet Maj. General Frank Wheaton (USA) (1833 - 1903)
    Frank (Francis) Wheaton (May 8, 1833 – June 18, 1903) was a career military officer in the United States Army during the American Civil War and Indian Wars. Early life and career Wheaton w...
  • Maj. Gen. Edward Canby (USA) (c.1817 - 1873)
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  • Elijah Hiett Maxfield (1832 - 1925)
    Biographical Summary: Elijah Hiett Maxfield married Helen Alcy Tanner 24 Aug 1856 Salt Lake City, Utah. Had 9 children. Pioneer, Pony Express Rider, spy in Johnston' Army. Veteran Indian Wars. Took p...
  • Maj. General W. H. F. "Rooney" Lee (CSA) (c.1837 - 1891)
    William Henry Fitzhugh Lee (May 31, 1837 – October 15, 1891), known as Rooney Lee or W.H.F. Lee, was the second son of Robert E. Lee and Mary Anna Randolph Custis. He was a planter, a Confederat...

The Utah War, also known as the Utah Expedition, Utah Campaign, Buchanan's Blunder, the Mormon War, or the Mormon Rebellion was an armed confrontation between Mormon settlers in the Utah Territory and the armed forces of the United States government. The confrontation lasted from May 1857–July 1858. There were some casualties, mostly non-Mormon civilians, and the war had few notable battles, generally being resolved through negotiation.

Source: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_War

Sources and Further Information

  • Norman F. Furniss, The Mormon Conflict 1850-1859
  • LeRoy R. Hafen and Ann W. Hafen, editors. The Utah Expedition, 1857-1858: A Documentary Account

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