Military in Utah

Thomas G. Alexander Utah, The Right Place Condensed by Brittany Nelson During the 1850s and 1860s relations between Salt Lake and Washington continued to deteriorate. On the one hand, Mormons still wanted to be masters in their own house; on the other, they sought to have advantageous economic links with the outside. Brigham Young had announced a policy in 1852 …

The Utah War

Richard D. Poll Utah History Encyclopedia, 1994 The Utah War, 1857–1858, was a costly, disruptive and unnecessary confrontation between the Mormon people in Utah Territory and the government and Army of the United States. It resulted from misunderstandings that transformed a simple decision to give Utah Territory a new governor into a year-long comedy of errors with a tragic potential. …

Camp Floyd

Audrey M. Godfrey Utah History Encyclopedia, 1994 On 9 November 1858, amid gun fire and patriotic music, the soldiers of Camp Floyd, Utah Territory, raised the United States flag above their newly completed garrison. Named for Secretary of War, John B. Floyd, the post housed the largest concentration of U. S. troops to that time, in what immediately became the …