160 years ago today - Jul 16, 1857
Part of the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas receives orders to march to Utah territory, assist in removing Brigham Young from office as territorial governor, and to replace him with Alfred Cumming. The ensuing conflict is known as the "Utah War." Thomas B. Marsh, one of the original 12 Apostles, is rebaptized in Salt Lake City and accepted back into the Church after his apostasy "over milk strippings" two decades ago. More important to his apostacy was the violence in relalation by Mormons against Missourians.