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  • William Byram Pace, Brig. General (1832 - 1907)
    Autobiography: "...I, William Byram Pace, was born Feb. 9, 1832 near Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co., Tennessee. My father, James Pace was the son of James Pace who was Captain of light horse cavalry an...
  • Stephen Thomas Luce (1801 - 1872)
    Stephen Thomas Luce (1801-1872). Some sources call him Stephen A. Luce . He was a shoemaker. Stephen and his wife were converted to Mormonism by Wilford Woodruff , later President of the Church. Acco...
  • William Adams "Wild Bill' Hickman (1815 - 1883)
    Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... William Adams Hickman, also known as "Wild Bill" Hickman (April 16, 1815 - August 21, 1883), was a frontiersman. He also served as a representative to the Utah Te...
  • Brevet Brig. General Thomas J.C. Amory (USA) (1828 - 1864)
    Thomas Jonathan Coffin Amory was an officer in the Regular Army of the United States prior to and during the Civil War. After graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1851,...
  • Col. Stevens Thompson Norvell (USA) (1835 - 1911)
    Colonel Stevens Thompson Norvell fought in the Mexican-American War and the American Civil War. He was an officer with the 10th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers after the war, and at the Battle of San Juan...

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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