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Nauvoo Legion in Illinois: A History of the Mormon Militia, 1841-1846

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When the Mormons established their theocratic city of Nauvoo on the banks of the Mississippi in 1839, they made self-defense a priority. Organized under Illinois law, the Nauvoo Legion was a city militia made up primarily of Latter-day Saints. This comprehensive work on the history, structure, and purpose of the Nauvoo Legion traces its unique story from its founding to the Mormon exodus in 1846. Impeccably researched and honestly told, this groundbreaking study fills a major gap in Latter-day Saint church history and adds ...

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Nauvoo Legion in Illinois: A History of the Mormon Militia, 1841-1846
2010, Arthur H. Clark Company

ISBN-13: 9780870623820

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