160 years ago today - Jun 17, 1862

[Wilford Woodruff]

At 10 oclok I went with Col J. C. Little to Brother Lees and attended the funeral of Peter Wahlen who was shot in the battle with the morrisites. ...

In the afternoon I went onto the Balcony of the Deseret Store with H. C. Kimball G. A. Smith F D. Richards A. O. Smoot and several others to see the Army with there prisioners pass by but they passed on the Block below us. Brother Richards and myself went down with the Croud & followed along side of the prisioners to the Court House. There was a vary large procession of the military, prisioners, & spectators. The Prisioners were marched into the Court yard on the East side of the Court House and there guarded.

I went up & took a view of them. I saw Richard Cook who I Consider is the most wicked & the worst man in the Company as he took Morris in & was the means of putting him up to be a prophet & was the main spring of the organization of the band. He looked vary sheepish & wicked. He partially hid himself behind his brother John. There were some 80 prisioners. The remainder old men and ignorant were left with the women. The whole of the Company of Prisioners looked wicked. I went into the House and Herd Dr Clinton give a relation of the affair at South webber & I marvel that there was not more killed upon our side than there was.

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

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