Utah and the Civil War—Articles found in the Utah Historical Quarterly

Includes other pertinent articles prior to, during, and after the Civil War in Utah including Indian relations, Compromise of 1850, military activities, slavery, and states rights.


Arrington, Leonard J. “Taxable Income in Utah, 1862-72,” UHQ Vol. 24 (1956)

Arrington, Leonard J. “The Transcontinental Railroad and the Development of the West,” UHQ Vol. 37 No. 1 (Winter 1969)

Athern, Robert G. “Opening the Gates of Zion: Utah and the Coming of the Union Pacific Railroad,” UHQ Vol. 36 No. 4 (Fall 1968)

Bigler, David L. “A Lion in the Path: Genesis of the Utah War,” UHQ Vol. 76 No. 1 (Winter 2008)

Bullough, Vern L. “Polygamy: An Issue in the Election of 1860?” UHQ Vol. 29 No. 2 (April 1961)

Cooley, Everett L. “Carpetbag Rule Territorial Government in Utah,” UHQ Vol. 26 No. 2 (April 1958)

Ellis, Catherine H. “A Common Soldier at Camp Douglas, 1866-68,” UHQ Vol. 65 No. 1 (Winter 1997)

Etulain, Richard W. “A Virginian in Utah Chooses the Union: Col. Philip St. George Cooke in 1861,” UHQ Vol. 42 No. 4 (Fall 1974)

Gibson, Harry W. “Frontier Arms of the Mormons,” UHQ Vol. 42 No. 1 (Winter 1974)

Grandstaff, Mark R. “General Regis de Triobriand, the Mormons and the U S. Army at Camp Douglas, 1870-71” UHQ Vol 64 No. 3 (Summer 1996)

Hinton, Wayne K. “Millard Fillmore, Utah’s Friend in the White House,” UHQ Vol. 48 No. 2 (Spring 1980)

Howard, G. M. “Man, Motives, and Misunderstandings: A New Look at the Morrisite War of 1862,” UHQ Vol. 44 No. 2 (Spring 1976)

Hubbard, George U. “Abraham Lincoln as Seen by the Mormons,” UHQ Vol. 31 No. 2 (Spring 1963)

Jones, Sandra. “Saints or Sinners? The Evolving Perceptions of Mormon-Indian Relations in Utah Historiography,” UHQ Vol. 72 No. 1 (Winter 2004)

King, Jeffery S. “`Do Not Execute Chief Pocatello’: President Lincoln Acts to Save the Shoshoni Chief,” UHQ Vol. 53 No. 3 (Summer 1985)

Lamar, Howard R. “Political Patterns in New Mexico and Utah Territories, 1850-1900,” UHQ Vol. 28 No. 4 (Oct 1960)

Larson, Gustive O. “Utah and the Civil War,” UHQ Vol. 33 No. 1 (Winter 1965)

Layton, Stanford J. “Fort Rawlins, Utah: A Question of Mission and Means,” UHQ Vol. 42 No. 1 (Winter 1974)

Lythgoe, Dennis L. “Negro Slavery in Utah,” UHQ Vol. 39 No. 1 (Winter 1971)

Mabey, Charles R. “The Pony Express,” UHQ Vol. 22 No. 1 (January 1954)

MacKinnon, William P. “And the War Came: James Buchanan, the Utah Expedition & the Decision to Intervene,” UHQ 76 No. 1 (Winter 2008)

MacKinnon, William P. “`Like Splitting a Man up His Backbone’: The Territorial Dismemberment of Utah, 1850-1896” UHQ Vol. 71 No. 2 (Spring 2003)

MacKinnon, William P. “125 Years of Conspiracy Theories: Origin of the Utah Expedition of 1857-58,” UHQ 52 No. 3 (Summer 1984)

MacKinnon, William P. “The Buchanan Spoils System and the Utah Expedition: Careers of W. M. F. Magraw and John M. Hockaday,” UHQ Vol. 31 No 2 (Spring 1963)

MacKinnon, William P. “The Gap in the Buchanan Revival: The Utah Expedition of 1857-58,” UHQ Vol. 45 No. 1 (Winter 1977)

Madsen, Brigham D. “Shoshone-Bannock Marauders on the Oregon Trail, 1959-63,” UHQ Vol. 35 No. 1 (Winter 1967)

Pedersen, Lyman C. Jr. “The Daily Union Vedette: A Military Voice on the Mormon Frontier,” UHQ Vol. 42 No. 1 (Winter 1974)

Poll, Richard “The Mormon Question Enters National Politics, 1850-56,” UHQ Vol. XXV (1957)

Schindler, Harold “The Bear River Massacre: New Historical Evidence,” UHQ Vol. 67 No. 4 (Fall 1999)

Settle, Raymond W. “The Pony Express Heroic Effort-Tragic End,” UHQ Vol. 27 No. 2 (April 1955)

Snow, William J. “Utah Indians and Spanish Slave Trade,” UHQ Vol. 2 No. 3 (July 1929)

Stowers, Robert E. and John M. Ellis, eds. “Charles A. Scott’s Diary of the Utah Expedition, 1857-61,” UHQ Vol. 28 No. 2 (April 1960)

Tyler, S. Lyman “Ute Indians Along Civil War Communications Lines,” UHQ Vol. 46 No. 3 (Summer 1978)

Van Wagenen, Michael Scott “Sam Houston and the Utah War,” UHQ Vol. 76 No. 1 (Winter 2008)

Walker, Ronald W. “Thomas L. Kane and Utah’s Quest for Self-Government,” UHQ 69 No. 2 (Spring 2001)


Colton, Ray Charles, The Civil War in the Western Territories: Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah (1959)

Lamar, Howard R.,   The Far Southwest, 1846-1912: A Territorial History (New Haven, Conn. & London: Yale University Press, 1966), esp. chapters 5, 9, 14 (Utah), 17.

Long, E. B. (Everett Beach), The Saints and the Union: Utah Territory during the Civil War (1981)


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