neckerchief belonged to one of the detachment When gold is discovered, you become the first millionaire in California! more expensive than oxen        America. Andrew J. Shupe journal, 1838-1861, 124-31, 160. -Thomas Bullock, May 29, 1848. I am Elder John Taylor. Sandwich Islands (Hawaii).  . The Church has set up a program called the Perpetual Emigrating Fund for people in your situation.  . What do you want to do when you get there? - Henry Bigler, January 24, 1848, "We passed a place where  . You hope your family has This experience is based on the Jonathan Holmes–Samuel Thompson  wagon train that consisted mostly of Mormon Battalion veterans.  . [and] a great amount of wild game."  . When Philip St. George Cooke assumed command of the Battalion in Santa Fe, he thought there were too many women, children, and sick soldiers and decided to send a second detachment to Pueblo, Colorado.  . How are you going to get across?  those who were stopped in by the snow last winter  . Which type of animal do you want to pull your covered wagon? Congratulations! On July 29, 1847, you enter the It is easier to just stay in England. Mary’s job was to do the laundry for 16 men. June 4. He went with the women and children and the sick battalion members to Pueblo in the first and second detachment groups. You try driving your team across the ice, but because you insisted on bringing your piano, your wagon is too heavy. The Linfords were part of the ill-fated Willie handcart company, and John died on the trail. ... the sick were obliged to walk when ascending steep hills and where the roads were unusually bad, which was a great hardship to them. It is now 1852. I am Lot Smith. Three sick detachments of disabled men in the Mormon Battalion, along with some women and children, spent the winter in 1846-47 at Pueblo, Colorado. There, the Willis Sick Detachment was formed and sent Now he can’t walk. . The honey from the bees will be helpful. - Benjamin F. Johnson, May 1846.  Unfortunately, when people learn that you are Mormons, they don’t want to buy shoes from your husband. Even though horses You leave Fort Pueblo on May 24 and travel 300 miles to Fort Laramie, Wyoming. The next handcart company to make the journey from Iowa to Salt Lake City after the ill-fated Willie and Martin handcart companies was the Israel Evans company, which arrived in Salt Lake City in September 1857. Congratulations! You finally make it to Salt Lake City on You buy a gold mine near Kelsey, California, but there ends up not being any You cross the Mississippi River to Iowa and hear that the president of the United States, James K. Polk, has asked for volunteers to fight in the war with Mexico. After wintering in Pueblo, the Sick Detachment struck out for Wyoming on May the 24th 1847. At Santa Fe, James was one of a few placed in charge of a sick detachment which was sent to Pueblo, Colorado to spend the winter. DR William Walker Rust, 14 Aug 1807, 38 years, 18 Sep 1894, 84 years, Company C and Willis Sick Detachment, one of three Mormon doctors in Battalion PVT Richard Twiggs Sanders, 31 May 1828, 18 years, 1858, 30 years, Company E ASG George B. Sanderson, unknown, unknown, 31 May 1861, unknown, Battalion Command & Staff, Assistant Surgeon (Officer) By Clark V. Johnson; This small book describes the precious experiences of more than thirty women who traveled with the Mormon Battalion. At Fort Leavenworth, you receive your army-issue rifle  . Joel J. Terrell diary, 1846 July-1847 July. From Chicago you take a train to Iowa City, arriving on June 26, 1856. The battalion was the direct result of Brigham Young’s correspondence on 26 January 1846 to Jesse C. Little, presiding elder over the New England and Middle States Mission. A basket might not seem like a necessity, but for you it is. - James Holt. One of his wives, Mary McRee, and her son George David, also traveled with the Mormon Battalion. Do you want to sail to New Orleans or New York? Mary’s job was to do the laundry for 16 men. Joseph Skeen reminiscences and diary, 1846 July-1847 May. An advance party of 13 soldiers met Brigham Young's company on 4 July while trailing livestock. Those who used PEF funds were encouraged to repay their loan to help other travelers.  . You will spend the winter here. You break through the ice and drown in the river.  . September 5, you pass the location where members of the Although they found tracks of the nain body of pioneers and knew they were not far ahead, the detachment entered the Salt Lake Valley five days behind-20 July 1847. "A number of brethren stood on the west bank with a long rope which was hooked to the wagon tongue This experience is based on the life of Maria Linford, wife of English shoemaker John Linford. His father was injured at the Battle of Crooked River in Missouri, making it especially difficult for his mother to allow William, at the age of 16, to join the Mormon Battalion. ... Only four women accompanied the battalion all the way to California; the rest became part of the battalion sick detachment and spent the winter at Fort Pueblo, Colorado.  [and] found  . No amount of gold is The Mormon Battalion Historic Trails patches are extremely unique. Luckily, other travelers in your company are willing to loan tools when your wagon breaks down. Names of Pueblo soldiers and Mississippi brethren, 1847. The battalion's famous march began at Winter Quarters (now Omaha, Nebraska). It seems late in the year to be leaving, but you want to finish your journey.  The Mormon Battalion was the only religious unit in United States military history in federal service, having been recruited solely from one religious body and having a religious title as the unit designation. But the piano would take up too much space in your wagon.  starved to death." If you don’t leave now, things could turn violent. In 1861, a missionary from the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (which broke off from the main branch of the Church in Nauvoo) preaches in your area, and you decide to  ... Brown = Brown Sick Detachment (18 October-17 November 1846) Mint Green = Willis Sick Detachment (10 November 1846-mid-January 1847) Blue = General Kearny Escort (13 May-22 August 1847) Gold = Pueblo to Salt Lake (May-August 1847) November 9, 1856. Sixty-nine members of your company,  . It is February 1846.  and many places that look like ancient buildings."  and W. W. Phelps had one crow." They left Sutter’s Mill in July 1848 and arrived in Salt Lake City two months later. The army has agreed to let you wear civilian clothing, so you are all set. They are cooled by the air. We will A History of the Mormon Battalion, from the Utah History Encyclopedia.  was compelled to throw away his tool chest." You are excited to meet up with Brigham Young’s group and hopefully find your family! . It’s a good idea to take a beehive along. room in your wagon, they - Marla Walker Wheeler. Some of the other soldiers are sick. You need something to hold the newborn babies! but eventually you will need to pay back the loan. An advance party of 13 soldiers met Brigham Young's company on 4 July while trailing livestock. The 300 mile ordeal from Santa Fe to Pueblo was summarized by Church historian B.H. The Donner Party was a group of travelers who set out for California in May 1846. Santa Fe in October. Caratat Conderset Rowe and the Mormon Battalion Sick Detachment: Description: Utah, heading due north for Fort laxamie, west to Fort Bridger, and thence to Salt Lake. gold there. and they assisted the teams up the bank" The Latter-day Saints have settled in  . I am Issac Haight, an agent for the Church, here to help you get ready for your trip to Utah. "We are … Hary Loretta Rowe Burnside, "Biography of Caratat Conderset Roue" (unpublished typed manuscript prepared for Mount Pleasant Cacp, Daughters of Utah Pioneers, n.d.). Soldiers and Saints in Pueblo numbered about 275 persons.] You definitely need rope, especially if your wagon gets stuck or you need to pull your oxen across a stream. But it would be hard for your family to continue the journey without you. Congratulations! With 35 other soldiers, you leave San Diego on March 21, 1848, blazing a new trail to Salt Lake City. History Mormon Battalion Chapter 15 Section A. The groups winter together in Fort Pueblo. Before you go, you need to buy supplies. Salt Lake City, Utah Territory. The PEF helped more than 30,000 individuals before it was repealed by the federal government in 1887.  . He arrived in Pueblo on November 17, 1846 with Captain James Brown's Santa Fe Sick Detachment of the Mormon Battalion. Lieutenant Smith orders a sick detachment to Bent’s Fort. The Mormon Battalion is officially discharged on July 16, 1847. including your husband, died along the trail to Utah. Your family is being forced to leave your home in Nauvoo, Illinois. Choose a different item.  . You toss your gun and bullets off to the side of the trail. Do you want to join them? along with $42 to buy other supplies. You now have enough money to book passage on a ship. This group left Santa Fe October 18, 1846 under Captain James Brown.    South David Hess statement in Autobiography and journal of John W. Hess, circa 1887-1895. Congratulations! After several months on the trail, you arrive safely in Salt Lake City on October 27, 1852. "I left my poor mother and family and began the terrible 2,000 mile march." The Mississippi River is icy, and parts are frozen. Prospects for the soldiers seemed bleak. You don’t have enough money left to buy that! Select which items you will take with you. You learn that a group of Saints from Mississippi is spending the winter in Fort Pueblo, Colorado. When I took off the lid  . worth all of this trouble! You leave Fort Leavenworth in mid-August and arrive in, History may be searched in vain Franklin Allen diary, 1846 July-1848 October. but you soon realize that you no longer have a way to hunt for food, and you starve to death. You’ve got gold fever! This experience is based on three detachments of sick or It is February, and you are ready to leave Nauvoo. Answer: Erastus Bingham Jr. was born 30 September 1822, St. Johnsbury, Caledonia, Vermont, third child of Erastus Bingham and Lucinda Gates. the pan filled with food."  down by the Sweetwater river at 5 o’clock in the morning. "We remained here [in Iowa] for several years and began to accumulate means. Salt Lake Valley, just five days behind Brigham Young. This Congratulations! You decide to take what gold you find and head to Utah. Upon your arrival in Salt Lake City on September 6, 1848, The Mormon Battalion at Williamsburg in southern New Mexico sends one last sick detachment back to Pueblo before it leaves the territory. Captain Nelson Higgins led that group, commanding 10 soldiers who escorted some Mormon women and children. ... “The Battalion left Point Pool, on the … After a strenuous desert March, the battalion reached the Pima villages scattered along the Gila River. Leaving your home is harder than you thought! You want to be with others who share your beliefs. Handcarts are less expensive than covered wagons. In October, the group reached the Sierra Nevada, and by November they were snowbound with few supplies. You need a way to meet up with them when they reach their destination in the West.  . Your detachment leaves on September 16, and you arrive at Fort Pueblo in early October. Nothing.  . Now you just need to figure out how to pay back your PEF loan! You leave Sutter’s Mill on August 27, 1847. You left England on the ship Thornton on May 4, 1856, and arrived in New York City on June 14. earn enough money for your family’s journey. What do you want to do now? - John King, September 5, 1847. Latter-day Saint pioneers came from many places. His other three wives and children stayed at Council Bluffs until they could be brought to the Salt Lake Valley. More than 20 soldiers would die en route, while nearly 10 times that number were sent to a detachment camp in Pueblo, Colorado. It was to Pueblo that 3 different groups from the Mormon Battalion, heading to California in the Mexican War, were sent. Roberts, “After much suffering from the hardships of the journey—weak teams, scant supplies of food, illy clad, general sickness among the men, the fall of December snows in the mountain ranges north of Santa Fe, excessive cold, and several deaths occurring, this detachment finally arrived at Pueblo between the … Your husband is a shoemaker. Congratulations! When Erastus Bingham, Jr. was 11 years old, he was baptized along with his family into The Church of Jesus Christ … She arrived in Salt Lake City in September 1847 with the Daniel Spencer/Perrigrine Sessions wagon train.  . across the Atlantic equator, around Cape Horn, and on to the and their grain will take up  . Oxen are the best animals for pulling wagons, so you will need a yoke for them. Now that they are gone, your team is traveling more easily. Mustered out with detachment, to date July 16, 1847. Over the next few months, you trudge across Iowa, finally making it to a settlement at the Missouri River where you will spend the winter. Its purpose was to provide assistance to immigrants traveling to Salt Lake City. Mormon Battalion Sick Detachment - James Brown. You do not have enough money to go to America to be with others of your new Mormon faith. There is a handcart company leaving for Utah on July 15. Mary was a … (but first you’ll need some new tools). You go to Missouri looking for work, but there is a cholera epidemic, and many people are dying. Question: What happened to Erastus Bingham Jr. after he served in the sick detachment of the Mormon Battalion in 1846? This experience is based on the life of Julius Austin, a carpenter from Connecticut who sailed on the Brooklyn with his family. Congratulations! That was a good decision! was established by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1849. On March 14, 1848, your company is mustered out of service. I’ve also decided to reenlist. In Dunkirk, you take a steamship along Lake Erie to Toledo, where you catch a train to Chicago.  In the spring of 1852 I made calculations to go to Abner Blackburn reminiscences, 12-13. travel much faster than oxen. They had received conflicting advice, but Young chose to follow the trail used by the Donner-Reed party on their journey to California the previous year.  . Despite several rescue attempts, 39 of the 87 people who entered the mountains perished. - James Holt. This experience is based on the life of William D. Hendricks. The Mississippi River is frozen! What do you want to do now? Your application was approved! First, you take a boat up the Hudson River to Piermont, where you catch a train to Dunkirk. Ten volunteers are needed to take the sick soldiers to Fort Pueblo. One of the men you work with found gold at the site of the mill!  . You then take a steamboat up the Mississippi River to St. Louis. In July 1846, under the authority of U.S. Army Captain James Allen and with the encouragement of Mormon leader Brigham Young, the Mormon Battalion was mustered in at Council Bluffs, Iowa Territory. The Mormon Battalion, was the only religiously based infantry unit ever created by Presidential order.It consisted of nearly 500 men recruited exclusively from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the Mormons).  . Robert Crow's extended family (of Mississippi Saints from Pueblo) joined the second division of the camp.  . ... Six miles underway, at Aqua Fria, a second sick detachment of eighty-six men and twenty women and children were sent back to Fort Pueblo. After your fellow Saints leave, you begin to forget about your faith. It is now 1848. There is too much sickness in New Orleans. - Ann Jewell Rowley. I suggest getting to Iowa City by boat and train. History Mormon Battalion Chapter 11 Section B. I believe the detachment took up its line of march on the 18th instead of the 17th, as directed in the order of Colonel Cooke; so says John G. Smith, one of the party, who kept a daily journal. That cast-iron pot is heavy! Congratulations! You work at Sutter’s Mill until August, when you decide to leave California to find your family in Utah. You and your husband are determined to Saints: The Story of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days. Send all of the money to your family. Sadly, you die in 1856 during a Typhus epidemic in London. The Donner Party was a group of travelers who set out for California in May 1846. -Thomas Bullock, February 27, 1846. Six miles underway, at Aqua Fria, a second sick detachment of eighty-six men and twenty women and children were sent back to Fort Pueblo. . You were born in Kentucky.  I found You do love to play the piano, Hello, I am Captain James Brown. You are a skilled midwife (you deliver babies) and have been asked to leave with one of the earliest wagon companies. Your parents joined the LDS Church, and when you were eight years old, your father was hurt by some people who didn’t like Mormons. Many people have died of sickness or in mining accidents. "We are in sight of chimney rock  . Congratulations! You finally made it to Salt Lake City on October 14, 1847, and learn that your family During her life she helped deliver nearly 4,000 babies. Collectively, the group was known as the "Sick Detachment" of the Mormon Battalion. This experience is based on the James Holt company, which consisted of the Holt family, who had lived in Iowa for several years, along with the Levi family and one non-Mormon traveler, Dr. William Smith. Money will be provided to help you travel to Utah, Even though horses are first discoverers of gold! There was all manner of wild fruit . - John Linford’s son, October 1856. Some restrictions apply. Your husband dies on October 19, 1856. It’s time to load your wagon for the journey. Several essays have been written on this topic, including Warren E. Parrish’s work titled “The Mississippi Saints,” Norma B. Ricketts’s “The Forgotten Pioneers,” Donald W. Marshall’s “The Mississippi Saints and Sick Detachments of the Mormon Battalion,” Carol Ann McQuilkin’s thesis, “Journey of Faith: Mid-19th Century Migration of Mississippi Mormons and Slaves,” and several pieces compiled from pioneer … join this church. He left Santa Fe with 397 soldiers. The Mormon Battalion in the Mexican War, by Sergeant Daniel Tyler; Sierra Saints, Brief History of the … It is now 1846, and you are 16 years old. Many die of sickness or in mining accidents. You leave Liverpool on January 16, 1853, aboard the ship Forest Monarch, arriving in New Orleans on March 16.  . A Dutch oven is heavy and takes up space in your wagon, but you need it for cooking food along the trail. The chance meeting of the Mormon Battalion with Crosby introduced an unexpected option. This platter belonged to his parents, James and Drusilla. It appears though, that through some … The reduced battalion, then consisting of 397 men, followed the old Spanish Trail southwards along the Rio Grande, passing a line of Spanish communities strung … "I went over to number the wagons  . "Brother Austin whose load was too heavy for his team  . arrived just 10 days ago! The family was with the main battalion as far as the Arkansas River until it was necessary to send a sick detachment to Fort Pueblo Colorado. Your wagon is lighter now, Hayward Thomas reminiscences and journal, 1848-1851, 14-16. The company that left in July ran into terrible problems with snow and hunger. This experience is based on the John E. Forsgren company, a wagon train consisting primarily of Scandinavian Saints who traveled across the Atlantic Ocean aboard the ship the Forest Monarch. . On January 29, 1847, you reach San Diego. "There came a time when there seemed to be no food. John Steele journal, 24 May-30 July 1847, John Steele reminiscences and journals, 1846-1898. members, Jesse Walker Johnstun.  .  were bought in Liverpool and made on the ship while crossing the ocean." But you leave your family and About the same time, they were joined by thirteen more members of the sick detachment of the Mormon Battalion. If you join the army, you will earn money that could help your family. Over the next year, you deliver 248 babies! Church leaders have asked the Saints in Iowa to come to Utah, but you really like it here. I have arranged for a ship, the Brooklyn, to take a group of Mormons from New York City to California. A second sick detachment leaves Santa Fe in mid-October, and the last leaves the main body of soldiers in mid-November. made it to Utah, but you can’t Which item will you leave behind to lighten your load? Before there was a Mormon Battalion --The task of raising a 500 man Mormon Battalion --Benefits and values to the Waiting Saints --Departure of the Battalion --The march from Council Bluffs to Fort Leavenworth --Fort Leavenworth to the Arkansas River --The Arkansas River detachment, journey to Pueblo --Marching on to Santa Fe --The Santa Fe detachment, a second group of sick leave for Pueblo - … Because of persecution, the Latter-day Saints must leave their homes in Nauvoo, Illinois. Autobiography and journal of John W. Hess, circa 1887-1895, 8-9. The Perpetual Emigrating Fund (PEF), On the Rio Grande River he sent a final sick detachment to Pueblo, leaving the battalion with approximately 340 men, four officers' wives, and only a few children prepared for the grueling desert March. that looks like gold. Included was Mary McRee Black Brown, a widow of Captain James Brown, leader of Company C and the Sick Detachment. Before leaving Santa Fe, the Brown Sick Detachment was formed and sent to Pueblo, to winter at the growing Mormon settlement there. It consisted of 17 persons. All the women suffered the hardships of … The vanguard company now faced a more rugged and hazardous journey, and were concerned about negotiating the passes of the Rocky Mountains. You’ve got gold fever,  . Brrrrrr! This experience is based on the Ebenezer Brown wagon train, which was composed of several returning Mormon Battalion soldiers and many Saints who had traveled to California on the ship Brooklyn. The ship left New York on February 6, 1846, traveled south The battalion was a volunteer unit of between 534 and 559[Note 1] Latter-day Saint men, led by Mormon … You head north to see Departing Santa Fe on 19 October, Cooke proceeded south with the main command, down the Rio Grande to the vicinity of modern Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Unfortunately, people living in communities around Nauvoo want the Mormons gone! You hear a rumor that there might be gold in this area. Your tools were really heavy! Our speaker for the evening is Crossroads’ own Laura Anderson in her capacity as Senior Historian for the Mormon Battalion Association.  .  . This experience is based on the Henry G. Boyle wagon train that consisted of discharged Mormon Battalion soldiers from Daniel Davis’ regiment. The remainder of the sick detachments left Pueblo on 24 May 1847 and, in company with some other (members and non-members of the Church) from Mississippi, arrived in Salt Lake five to eight days after Brigham Young' Vanguard Company entered the valley. present-day San Francisco on July 31, 1846. You realize that you need some help. By leaving so late, your company runs into snow. As the Latter-day Saints prepared to leave Illinois, converts in the eastern states needed a way to meet up with those traveling west. You enjoy passing landmarks like Chimney Rock. In the Spring, apostle Amasa Lyman will be sent to retrieve them, and they will reach the Salt Lake Valley just five days after Brigham Young. It’s time to find an agent who will help you make plans for the next part of your journey.  . "Father died  . You get stuck in the snowy Sierra Nevada where you You have been assigned to Company D of the Mormon Battalion. At the age of seven, he arrived in Pueblo on November 17, 1846 with Captain James Brown's Santa Fe Sick Detachment of the Mormon Battalion. The detachment mentioned was when he was sent with a guard of ten men to take a party of families that accompanied the Battalion to winter at Pueblo, a Mexican town, located farther up the Arkansas River, now the city of Pueblo, Colorado. On your way, you stop at Sutter’s Mill. On February 4, the first wagons crossed on a ferryboat, but by February 24, the river had completely frozen over, allowing Saints to walk across. - William Clayton, April 22, 1847, "The covers  . Congratulations! You leave Keokuk on May 21, 1853, and arrive safely in Salt Lake City on September 29. - Patty Sessions, July 29–30, 1847.  . "We had no bread, no seed to plant, no cow or chickens; in fact we had everything to procure from Missouri."  . After tossing it aside, your wagon is lighter, but you soon realize that you have no way to cook your food, and you starve to death. You begin your journey by crossing the Missouri River on July 27, 1852. On July 31, 1846, after nearly six months at sea, the Brooklyn arrives at San Francisco, California. Your family is probably doing fine without you, and this seems like a nice place to stay. Oxen traveled an average of 15 miles per day, while a team of horses averaged 20 miles per day. 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