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>From the Mexican War to the discovery of gold in California, there were few major events in the history of the Far West from 1846 to 1849 that did not involve the Mormon Battalion. Norma Rickett's The Mormon Battalion: U. S. Army Of The West, 1846-1848 is the first complete history of this wide-ranging, but heretofore almost forgotten, army unit, restoring it to its uniquely central place in the history of the American West. Several informative appendices are also featured including an analysis of movement within the Mormon Battalion, an alphabetically reconstructed roster of the Mormon volunteers, military documents, the Mormon Battalion in music and poetry, and much more. A useful bibliography and a subject index further enhance the value of this benchmark publication. Norma Ricketts' The Mormon Battalion combines the scrupulousness of an historical scholar with a born story-teller's ability to showcase history for contemporary readers. The Mormon Battalion is an immensely valuable contribution to Mormon studies and Western American history reading lists. -- Midwest Book Review
Awesome daily account of all these men went through. My gg gfandfather was one of them and it helped me understand what he had done.Published 12 months ago by Donna J Webster
The author has reviewed original sources and has compiled almost a daily account of the one year deployment of the Battalion. Read morePublished on August 19, 2013 by Doyle
This book was recommended to me by the Sons of the Mormon Battalion. They consider this to be one of the most accurate accounts. Read morePublished on June 28, 2007 by Amazon Customer
This could have been an excellent book if the author had taken the time to do appropriate research. Such as stating on page seven "the volunteers had no knowledge of army... Read morePublished on January 7, 2005 by Archie Jordan
The author's purpose was to fill in holes in the previously existing historical record, especially pertaining to the people involved in the battalion. Read morePublished on October 8, 2003 by rattmead
Ms. Rickett's work is a necessary addition to the cannon of scholarly research on the subject of the Mormon Battalion. Read morePublished on February 20, 2003
As a historical geographer and recent author of a related work covering the 1846-50 period of Mormon history, I found this book to be quite illuminating -- and a great reference. Read morePublished on March 17, 2000 by Max W. Jamison
This book was not worth the paper it was printed on. This bookwas a very difficult read because of the poor editing, and many factmistakes. Read morePublished on February 8, 2000