Utah in the Civil War
When the Civil War began, the Army left the Utah Territory. Several Indian tribes started raiding the mail trails in the territory. Brigham Young offered to provide soldiers, and Lincoln agreed to the creation of a thirty man cavalry company for ninety days. This was later became a 106-man company. The company made several efforts to stop the raiders, but it never saw military action.
- Smith's Company, Utah Cavalry (3 months, 1862) (Union)
"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit.
- Wikipedia contributors. Utah in the American Civil War, (accessed 28 July 2011),