The Civil War in Utah

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Utah Historical Quarterly Articles:

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Arrington, Leonard J. “Taxable Income in Utah, 1862-72,” UHQ Vol. 24 (1956)

Arrington, Leonard J. “The Transcontinental Railroad and the Development of the West,” UHQ Vol. 37 No. 1 (Winter 1969)

Athern, Robert G. “Opening the Gates of Zion: Utah and the Coming of the Union Pacific Railroad,” UHQ Vol. 36 No. 4 (Fall 1968)

Bigler, David L. “A Lion in the Path: Genesis of the Utah War,” UHQ Vol. 76 No. 1 (Winter 2008)

Bullough, Vern L. “Polygamy: An Issue in the Election of 1860?” UHQ Vol. 29 No. 2 (April 1961)

Cooley, Everett L. “Carpetbag Rule Territorial Government in Utah,” UHQ Vol. 26 No. 2 (April 1958)

Ellis, Catherine H. “A Common Soldier at Camp Douglas, 1866-68,” UHQ Vol. 65 No. 1 (Winter 1997)

Etulain, Richard W. “A Virginian in Utah Chooses the Union: Col. Philip St. George Cooke in 1861,” UHQ Vol. 42 No. 4 (Fall 1974)

Gibson, Harry W. “Frontier Arms of the Mormons,” UHQ Vol. 42 No. 1 (Winter 1974)

Grandstaff, Mark R. “General Regis de Triobriand, the Mormons and the U S. Army at Camp Douglas, 1870-71” UHQ Vol 64 No. 3 (Summer 1996)

Hinton, Wayne K. “Millard Fillmore, Utah’s Friend in the White House,” UHQ Vol. 48 No. 2 (Spring 1980)

Howard, G. M. “Man, Motives, and Misunderstandings: A New Look at the Morrisite War of 1862,” UHQ Vol. 44 No. 2 (Spring 1976)

Hubbard, George U. “Abraham Lincoln as Seen by the Mormons,” UHQ Vol. 31 No. 2 (Spring 1963)

Jones, Sandra. “Saints or Sinners? The Evolving Perceptions of Mormon-Indian Relations in Utah Historiography,” UHQ Vol. 72 No. 1 (Winter 2004)

King, Jeffery S. “`Do Not Execute Chief Pocatello’: President Lincoln Acts to Save the Shoshoni Chief,” UHQ Vol. 53 No. 3 (Summer 1985)

Lamar, Howard R. “Political Patterns in New Mexico and Utah Territories, 1850-1900,” UHQ Vol. 28 No. 4 (Oct 1960)

Larson, Gustive O. “Utah and the Civil War,” UHQ Vol. 33 No. 1 (Winter 1965)

Layton, Stanford J. “Fort Rawlins, Utah: A Question of Mission and Means,” UHQ Vol. 42 No. 1 (Winter 1974)

Lythgoe, Dennis L. “Negro Slavery in Utah,” UHQ Vol. 39 No. 1 (Winter 1971)

Mabey, Charles R. “The Pony Express,” UHQ Vol. 22 No. 1 (January 1954)

MacKinnon, William P. “And the War Came: James Buchanan, the Utah Expedition & the Decision to Intervene,” UHQ 76 No. 1 (Winter 2008)

MacKinnon, William P. “`Like Splitting a Man up His Backbone’: The Territorial Dismemberment of Utah, 1850-1896” UHQ Vol. 71 No. 2 (Spring 2003)

MacKinnon, William P. “125 Years of Conspiracy Theories: Origin of the Utah Expedition of 1857-58,” UHQ 52 No. 3 (Summer 1984)

MacKinnon, William P. “The Buchanan Spoils System and the Utah Expedition: Careers of W. M. F. Magraw and John M. Hockaday,” UHQ Vol. 31 No 2 (Spring 1963)

MacKinnon, William P. “The Gap in the Buchanan Revival: The Utah Expedition of 1857-58,” UHQ Vol. 45 No. 1 (Winter 1977)

Madsen, Brigham D. “Shoshone-Bannock Marauders on the Oregon Trail, 1959-63,” UHQ Vol. 35 No. 1 (Winter 1967)

Pedersen, Lyman C. Jr. “The Daily Union Vedette: A Military Voice on the Mormon Frontier,” UHQ Vol. 42 No. 1 (Winter 1974)

Poll, Richard “The Mormon Question Enters National Politics, 1850-56,” UHQ Vol. 25 (1957)

Schindler, Harold “The Bear River Massacre: New Historical Evidence,” UHQ Vol. 67 No. 4 (Fall 1999)

Settle, Raymond W. “The Pony Express Heroic Effort-Tragic End,” UHQ Vol. 27 No. 2 (April 1955)

Snow, William J. “Utah Indians and Spanish Slave Trade,” UHQ Vol. 2 No. 3 (July 1929)

Stowers, Robert E. and John M. Ellis, eds. “Charles A. Scott’s Diary of the Utah Expedition, 1857-61,” UHQ Vol. 28 No. 2 (April 1960)

Tyler, S. Lyman “Ute Indians Along Civil War Communications Lines,” UHQ Vol. 46 No. 3 (Summer 1978)

Van Wagenen, Michael Scott “Sam Houston and the Utah War,” UHQ Vol. 76 No. 1 (Winter 2008)

Walker, Ronald W. “Thomas L. Kane and Utah’s Quest for Self-Government,” UHQ 69 No. 2 (Spring 2001)

Alford, Kenneth L., ed. "Utah and the Civil War," UHQ 80 No.1 (Winter 2012)

Mackinnon, William P. "Utah’s Civil War(s): Linkages and Connections" UHQ No. 4 (Fall 2012)


Alford, Kenneth L., ed., Civil War Saints (2012)

Colton, Ray Charles, The Civil War in the Western Territories: Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah (1959)

Lamar, Howard R. The Far Southwest, 1846-1912: A Territorial History (New Haven, Conn. & London: Yale University Press, 1966).  Chapters 5, 9, 14 (Utah), 17.

Long, E. B. (Everett Beach), The Saints and the Union: Utah Territory during the Civil War (1981)


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