September 11, 1857 – The Mormon Massacre

Another tragedy:

The Mountain Meadows massacre involved a mass slaughter of the Fancher-Baker emigrant wagon train at Mountain Meadows in the Utah Territory by the local Mormon militia in September 1857. It began as an attack, quickly turned into a siege, and eventually culminated on September 11, 1857, in the execution of the unarmed emigrants after their surrender. The Arkansas emigrants were traveling to California shortly before the Utah War started. Mormons throughout the Utah Territory had been mustered to fight the United States Army, which they believed was intending to destroy them as a people.

Source: Imam Wikipedia

3 Replies to “September 11, 1857 – The Mormon Massacre”

  1. Assalamu alaikum,

    I hate to complain, but why four blog posts in a day but no mention of the September 11th attacks?

    Thanks and peace,

  2. @JG – Because EVERYone remembers the 9/11/01 terrorist attacks but do not remember the previous 9/11’s. Also, almost all the blogs I read daily featured something about 9/11/01 so I decided to follow the digg/reddit crowd and post up the other 9/11’s Americans forgot or may not know about.

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