In 1857 president james buchanan ordered us troops to utah to replace brigham young as governor and restore order in what the federal government viewed as a territory in rebellion in this compelling narrative award winning authors david l bigler and will bagley use long suppressed sources to . The mormon rebellion americas first civil war 1857 1858 authors david l bigler and will bagley use long suppressed sources to show that contrary to common perception the mormon rebellion was not the result of buchanan s blunder nor was it a david and goliath tale in which an abused religious minority heroically defied the imperial . In the end the conflict between the two armies saw no pitched battles but in the authors view buchanans decision to order troops to utah his so called blunder eventually proved decisive and beneficial for both mormons and the american republica rich exploration of events and forces that presaged the civil war the mormon rebellion . Get this from a library the mormon rebellion americas first civil war 1857 1858 david l bigler will bagley david l bigler and will bagley use long suppressed sources to show that contrary to common perception the mormon rebellion was not the result of buchanans blunder nor was it a . Looking back we can draw parallels to the utah war and the american civil war not in how this short and relatively bloodless war was fought but in why it was fought as david l bigler has done in his book the mormon rebellion americas first civil 1857 1858 university of oklahoma press 2011
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