History, Military History, American History, Civil War, Utah Territory, Mormons, Military Service
Civil War veterans, like most military veterans, enjoyed continued association following the war. The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) veterans’ organization was established in 1866 and grew to be a large and politically powerful organization. This chapter by Kenneth L. Alford provides an overview of the GAR’s history in Utah with an emphasis on relations between Latter-day Saints and the GAR.
Original Publication Citation
Kenneth L. Alford, “Mormons and the Grand Army of the Republic,” in Civil War Saints, ed. Kenneth L. Alford (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center; Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2012), 317–39.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Alford, Kenneth L. Ph.D., "Mormons and the Grand Army of the Republic" (2012). All Faculty Publications. 1639.
Brigham Young University Religious Studies Center and Deseret Book
Church History and Doctrine
The Brigham Young University Religious Studies Center granted permission for this chapter to be posted on ScholarsArchive.byu.edu on 28 April 2016.
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