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Utah, United States
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Record Description
Record Type Military
Collection years 1849-1877
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Archive
series 2210, Utah State Archives, Salt Lake City


What is in This Collection?

Index to selected militia records including muster and payrolls, rosters and rank rolls from Series 2210 Territorial Militia Records, 1849-1869 from the Utah State Archives.The militia was also known as the Nauvoo Legion. The collection consists of correspondence,orders,court-marital records,muster rolls,pay rolls,rank rolls, reports and returns, from local military districts and administrative matters of the legions officers. The records may reference local Indian wars including Walker and Black Hawk Wars, the Utah War, the Civil War service of the Lot Smith Company during the Civil War protecting the mail and telegraph stations along the Overland Trail. See the "Related Websites" below for links to the Utah Archives and FamilySearch Catalog descriptions of the collection.

The collection is arranged by document number. A name and subject card index to document no. 1592 is available online at the Utah State Archives. Territorial Militia Records Indexes

  • Military Districts: 1852
  • Great Salt Lake: Great Salt Lake County
  • Green River County:
  • Lehi: Northern Utah County, south to the northern limits of Provo
  • Provo: Provo on the north and south, eastern and western Utah County
  • Peteet-neet: Utah County south of Provo
  • Juab: Juab County
  • Sanpete: Sanpete County
  • Pauvan: Millard County
  • Iron: Iron,Beaver,and Washington Counties
  • Tooele: Tooele County
  • Davis: Davis County
  • Weber: Weber and Summit Counties
  • Box Elder: Box Elder, Malad, and Cache Counties

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Utah, Territorial Militia Records, 1849-1877.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The information varies with each type of record. Any of the following may be included:

  • Name
  • Birth date
  • Birth place
  • Mustering in date and place
  • Discharge date and place
  • Details of service such as: companies served in, battles fought in, or injuries sustained
  • Captures and confinements in prison
  • Unit, Rank, and offices held
  • Pensions, bounties, and payments received
  • Death date and place
  • Burial date and place
  • Names of close relatives and/or friends
  • Photographs
  • Date war sketch was made
  • Author of sketch
  • Injuries, illnesses, disabilities and any nature of disability
  • Salary paid

Collection Content

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