February 8, 2013

When the U.S. Went to War With the Mormons

Keith Veronese, io9

It sounds outlandish now, but the United States went to war with Mormons in the late 1850s. United States troops descended on the Utah Territory in 1857 due to growing concerns about actions carried out by the religious group and worries of sedition.

What led President Buchanan to send thousands of troops to the region? And how did those within the Utah Territory react?

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