155 years ago today - Jun 15, 1862

[Wilford Woodruff]
Presidet Young Preached the funeral Sermon of Jared Smith who was shot by the morrisites. ...

The Battle Commenced with the Morrisites Early in the morning. The 12 pounder was used with good Effect through the day. [ ] Miller Came down as a messenger. Left at 1 oclok with a dispatch. At about dark Morris sent a flag of truce and offered to surrender. Said they had stacked there Arms. Burton went down to take Charge of them with about 50 men. When they Came into the room whare Morris was, Morris made a speech & Col Burton told him to stop. He did not wish to hear him Preach. Then John Banks arose & said to his followers all who are willing to stand by The Prophet Joseph Morris signify it by raising the right hand. All his followers raised his right hand, & then rushed to sieze there arms. Two obtained their arms & shot Peter Wahlen abought 25 years of age 6 feet 2 inches High through the Head and He fell dead. Then Morris was shot dead through the Heart and John Banks was shot through the throat supposed mortally. They then surrendered as prisioners. They then surrendered themselves up prisioners 1 [ ] Men.

[Source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

1 comment:

  1. AnonymousJune 15, 2017

    all this took place on a SUNDAY.


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