Keywords

Utah War, Mormons, Mormonism, Latter-day Saints, Poetry, Songs, Albert Sidney Johnston, Brigham Young, Eliza R. Snow, war, Rocky Mountains, Deseret News, U.S. Army, John Jaques, Robert Burns, Nauvoo Legion, Utah militia, E. B. Alexander, Stewart van Vliet, Emily Hill, Philip Margetts

Abstract

During the Utah War (1857–58), Latter‐day Saints wrote and published a large number of poems and song expressing their loyalty to the Church, anger at the federal government, and defiance of the United States soldiers who were marching toward Utah Territory. This article places those poems and stories in context and shares many of them.

Original Publication Citation

Kenneth L. Alford, “Latter-day Saint Poetry and Songs of the Utah War.” Mormon Historical Studies 12, no. 1 (Spring 2011), 1–28.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2011-3

Publisher

Mormon Historic Sites Foundation

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Church History and Doctrine

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

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