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Carleton, James H. Special Report of the Mountain Meadow Massacre

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09539 Author/Creator: Carleton, James H. Place Written: s.l. Type: Pamphlet Date: 1902 Pagination: 1 pamphlet ; 17 pp. ; 23 x 15 cm.

Summary of Content: One report related to the Mountain Meadow Massacre printed in 1902. It contains the testimonial of J. H. Carleton's investigation of the Mountain Meadow Massacre which took place September 7 -11, 1857. He details the death of 120 people who were travelling from Arkansas to California, travelling in 40 wagons. His instructions were to bury the bones of the men, women and children who had not been buried properly. Text also gives his character reference of a Mormon family, the Hamblins who interacted with those murdered.

Background Information: The massacre took place between September 7 - September 11, 1857 where 120 people were murdered by the Utah Territorial Militia group who attempted to place the blame on Native Americans.

James H. Carleton ...was part of the first investigation to solve the culprits of the massacre.See More

People: Carleton, James H., (1814-1873)

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Mountain Meadows MassacreMassacreMormonsMilitary HistoryChildren and FamilyReligionMormons WarAmerican Indian History

Sub Era: The Age of Jackson

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