When Johnston's army left the Territory, relief must have been felt among the settlers. Early in 1862, Lot smith and his men were enlisted by President Abraham Lincoln to protect the mail routes between Green River and the border of Utah Territory for the period of nine months.  By June 1862, Lincoln had assigned Patrick Edward Connor and the 3rd California Volunteers to Utah Territory which was part of the Pacific Theatre of the Civil War. Connor and his men would arrive in Utah to establish Camp Douglas on October 26, 1862. 

09/10/2012 22:14

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