They rose to their call to serve their God and country. The men, women and children of the Mormon Battalion were faithful individuals whose sacrificed so much to serve and to help settle the American West. They blazed a trail that blessed generations.
Discover Photos and Headstone Locations
Along with the names and basic vital information for battalion members, FamilySearch has also worked with BillionGraves to add headstone information where available. The headstones are linked to an interactive map. On an additional interactive map, visitors to the site are able to tour the 2,000-mile trek and learn about the experiences battalion members had along the way. A bibliography of sources where each person is mentioned is provided by the Mormon Battalion Association site to enrich the experience by providing reference information to more detailed Battalion stories and your ancestor’s participation, helping you to discover what these brave people struggled with, rejoiced in, and accomplished.
Tell your Own Story
As you begin thinking about your family and how these strong-willed predecessors have impacted your life, you may feel inspired to share what makes you or your family pioneers. By sharing your story, others will get a glimpse of your life as a pioneer and be inspired in their own journey.