Snapshot of History: Mormons at War

Two reenactors at the 1958 reenactment of the Utah War which was fought between the Mormons and the United States government from 1857 to 1858.


3 Responses to “Snapshot of History: Mormons at War”

  1. 1 Wally Lamark October 16, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    What exactly are they doing in this picture: are they “marching” to war, or are they deserters? It doesn’t look like they are fighting at the moment.

  2. 2 Dave Newell October 16, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Yes, these men are “marching” to war. From the striped tie that you can see in the picture, it is safe to say that these men are scouts who went ahead of the main column of bicycle warriors. The men in the main column usually war plain ties along with their dark pants and white dress shirts. The Utah War is a fascinating one, you should do some additional reading on it.

  3. 3 B. Martinez October 18, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    They look like warriors to me. I would definitely run the other way if I saw these two men coming at me. It is simply frightening.

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