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Orange County Saints remember the Mormon Battalion

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  • fowersjl Farmington, Utah
    April 28, 2014 6:18 a.m.

    There were a few women on that march, too. One was the wife of Jefferson Hunt, captain of Company A. They are ancestors of mine, and Huntsville, UT, was named after him. They also took their seven (at the time) children with them, and Sister Hunt cooked not only for her family but for the Company.

  • grandmagreat Lake Havasu City, AZ
    April 28, 2014 8:15 a.m.

    The church although very large at this time it really is a small world when it comes to History. Captain Hunt was an ancestor of mine, as well as Jacop Mica Truman who was with the Mormon Battallion, and was one of the men that went to work to Build Sutters Mill to earn enough money to return to Utah, and Nauvoo to be with their families. This group is also the group that found Gold at Sutters Mill.

  • crimendelsiglo Spanish Fork, UT
    April 28, 2014 1:06 p.m.

    and raised the Stars and Stripes at Fort Moore in what is today downtown, and contributed to the settlement of san bernardino.

    a significant portion of the traill to/from san berdo is currently in danger of being over-riden by ohv and the blm; i don't know the current status of its preservation

  • crimendelsiglo Spanish Fork, UT
    April 28, 2014 1:12 p.m.

    Fort Moore downtown LOS ANGELES
    sometime i type faster than i think

  • Lars1470 Iron, UT
    April 28, 2014 4:49 p.m.

    I am also a related to Mormon Battalion Soldiers. The Workmans and Bilyeus were long time friends for many generations since arriving in the USA. Many intermarried and Andrew Workman's Mother was Lydia Bilyeu. I am a living historian and do presentations for Civil War, Mormon Battalion, and Mountain Man History. Mostly in schools, but also family reunions. Lots of fun and informative. Sometimes I am the one who learns if I run into someone who has researched their own family. Thanks. Lars