ROLL CALL AT OLD CAMP FLOYD, UTAH TERRITORY - Soldiers of Johnston's Army At the Upper Camp - 8 July to 8 September 1858

ROLL CALL AT OLD CAMP FLOYD, UTAH TERRITORY - Soldiers of Johnston's Army At the Upper Camp - 8 July to 8 September 1858

By: Nielson, Roger B.

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Cover has some light edge and corner wear. Pages tight and clean, like new condition. Signed and inscribed by author inside front cover.; * On June 26 1858 the Utah Army, as sent by President Buchanan to suppress the Mormon Rebellion, marched thru the nearly deserted streets of Salt Lake City. This portion of their route is well known in history. What isn't well known is the Army's whereabouts for the next several months. Most assume they marched directly from their Camp on the Jordan River (west of Salt Lake City) into Cedar Valley and established Camp Floyd. They didn't. A portion of this study will disclose their location/s between June and September of 1858. Another portion will provide identities and some personal histories of the individual soldiers within the Utah Army. The Army spent the interval between 26 June and 8 September at several different locations. They spent 3 days at the camp west of Salt Lake City on the Jordan River. Next came 8 days at the West Creek Camp. After meandering back and forth across the Jordan at the south end of the Salt Lake Valley, the next camp was established on the upper Jordan River, called the Saratoga Camp. Three days later they marched west into Cedar Valley, to the mouth of West Canyon, and there established the Camp which is the focus of this study: Old Camp Floyd, also known as the Upper Camp. The Army spent sixty days here prior to leaving to occupy the better known Camp Floyd at Fairfield, which was the "lower" Camp in Cedar Valley. Locations of some of the Camps are well known by Utah history buffs but three of them were not known prior to 1994: West Creek, Saratoga, and Old Camp Floyd. At that time, an enterprising Utah historian, Duane Bylund, discovered the location of Old Camp Floyd. Since then the locations of the Saratoga Camp [1996] and the West Creek Camp [1998] have also been determined. A chance introduction to Duane in 1996 started the process which led to this publication. With many visits to the Upper Camp came the desire to determine just which U S Army units comprised Johnston's Army and the identities of the soldiers who lived and walked right where we were walking. A working definition of the Army would be those who marched thru Salt Lake City on 26 June 1858 and subsequently occupied the Upper Camp. The additional units and great numbers of soldiers who subsequently lived at Camp Floyd/Fairfield are beyond the scope of this work. Only those present at the Upper Camp are under consideration here. ; 6" x 9"; 341 pages;

Title: ROLL CALL AT OLD CAMP FLOYD, UTAH TERRITORY - Soldiers of Johnston's Army At the Upper Camp - 8 July to 8 September 1858

Author Name: Nielson, Roger B.

Categories: Utah, Civil War,

Edition: Second Edition

Publisher: Self Published By the Author: 2006

Binding: Paperback

Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 31144

Keywords: Utah Army LDS,