||This website provides biographies and histories of the
wives, their husbands and children and other family members who
accompanied the Mormon Battalion on their 2000 mile march to
California during the 1846-48 Mexican War.
All but five of
the wives and most of the children left the main body of the Mormon
Battalion in three separate detachments at various points along the
way. They wintered in Pueblo, Colorado until May 24, 1847, when the
Captain James Brown Company took them to the Great Salt Lake Valley.
The five women who made it to California remained there until their
husbands were discharged on July 16, 1847 at Fort Moore in Los
We feel that it is important to keep alive the promise that Brigham
Young made during the 1855 Mormon Battalion Jubilee held at Salt Lake
City, when he said: "As the lord lives, you will never be
forgotten...but will be held in honorable remembrance for ever and
We have printed a limited number of paper
copies of the Families with the Mormon Battalion March of 1846-48.
For the next few months, in celebration of Pioneer
Day, we are offering a combined deal for paper copies of both books
for only $40, a savings of $10. This includes the two books,
sales tax, and shipping and handling.
Click here for this offer.
Website supported by independent historians Gaylen and
Shirley Maynes, life members of the Mormon Battalion Association.
Crossing the Plains by Fred Christensen - used with
Pioneer woman graphic used with permission, MBA-Auxiliary.
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