Synopses & Reviews
The massacre of 120 emigrant men, women, and children at Mountain Meadows on September 11, 1857, by Mormons and Mormon-incited Indians shocked the nation. It was not until the spring of 1859 that federal authorities began to conduct inquiries into the massacre. Bvt. Major James H. Carleton, 1st Dragoons, was instructed to investigate the even while en route to Salt Lake City. Carleton's account of May 1859 from the bone-strewn ground is full, accurate, and understandably emotional.
About the Author
Robert A. Clark spent over fifteen years in researching and preparing this material for publication. Clark is the grandson of the company's founder. In addition to designing, editing, and publishing several score books, he is the author of The Killing of Crazy Horse: Three Eyewitness Views and many journal articles on publishing and Western American history.