Mormon studies, Civil War, immigration, Brigham Young
When LDS immigrants on their way to Utah crossed the Atlantic Ocean or the Eastern United States between 1861 and 1864, they encountered the difficulties of traveling in a nation at war. Their first-person accounts paint a vivid picture of the obstacles faced by these Saints as they journeyed to Utah during the U.S. Civil War. The narratives also depict an effective immigration system directed by Brigham Young and operated by dedicated immigration agents and other faithful Mormons who assisted immigrants along their journey.
Woods, Fred E.
"East to West through North and South: Mormon Immigration during the Civil War,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 39:
1, Article 2.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol39/iss1/2