175 years ago today - Oct 9, 1846

An advance company of the Mormon Battalion arrives in Santa Fe and presents itself for inspection to Col. Alexander W. Doniphan. Previously, Doniphan had commanded a Missouri state militia detachment that arrested Joseph Smith; on that occasion, Doniphan defied orders from his superiors to execute Smith.

The Mormon marchers are honored by Doniphan with a 100-gun salute.

[Mormon Battalion Timeline, Herald Extra, March 25, 2010]

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