Army - Johnston Army Mormon History

Home Help Submit Discuss Options / Donate
Location: Home > United States > Historical Events > Johnston Army
Mormon past Army
Sponsor Ads
Sponsored Links:
The History of the Saints in the United States of America


Johnston’s Army

Indian agents soon expelled all Mormons who were not natives because of the Johnston Army trouble in Utah during 1856 that had been precipitated by false information given a gullible United States President, James Buchanan. President Buchanan believed that the Mormons were in rebellion against the United States and might be forming an alliance with Mexico.
The Johnston army invasion resulted in a great blessing for the Saints because of its affect on the building of the temple. Archibald Gardner’s biography states that after the army left and the foundation stones of the temple were uncovered, cracks in the stones were discovered which required a different approach to the construction. Without the invasion and the cessation of construction at that time a very large disaster might have occurred.
According to the biography, Brigham Young had set down at the construction site and stated he would not leave until the Lord gave him a revelation of how to handle the problem of foundation cracking. Archibald Gardner appeared and told President Young that the problem was a result of mortar being used between stones that did not properly fit together. The solution would be to tear out all the original foundation and replace it with stones that were cut to match perfectly without the necessity of the weaker mortar.
Brigham Young stated that Brother Gardner’s advice was his revelation and he instructed builders to proceed in that way. Enormous effort was required to replace the foundation but that was done and the building stands today as a testimony of that solution.
Johnston’s army was so called, because it was led by U.S. General Albert Johnston. Johnston later went to California and was encouraged by some to help lead and create a Pacific Nation. However, when the Civil War started he was anxious to get into the fight on the confederate side partly because of his disdain of General Ulysses S. Grant. He was killed at the battle of Shiloh on 6 April 1862.
Johnston’s campaign in Utah was to put down the supposed rebellion against the United States government by the Mormons. He died on the 32nd anniversary of the founding of the Church while he himself was in rebellion against the United States government.

< Back to USA | Submit An Event

Sponsor Ads:

Latest Post

I came across this photo by accident and thought the story was noteworthy. Olive Oatman was a 13 year old daughter of Mormon pioneers who were slaughtered by the Yavapai Indians and made a slave. She was then traded to the Mohave and back to the White settlers after being tattooed. She went through hell and back again. You read stories like this and then hear some teen complaining about their iPhone not being fast enough and you can only shake your head. Children of today's Western civilization do not know what true survival means.

See Similar Topics

COPYRIGHT NOTICE: Books written by Jean Borde are Copyrighted under the laws of Trinidad & Tobago. No reproduction in digital or print form should be made of his works without referencing this site as the source. Commercial reproduction prohibited. Members of the Church are free to copy for non-profit use in lessons, talks, etc.


Search via our Community for:

Army - Johnston Army Mormon History Coded by: BGID®  |  ALL RIGHTS RESERVED Copyright © 2000-2018
Disclaimer  |  Privacy  |  Report Errors / Contact  |  Credits

LDS Topics

Current Mormon Deep Discussion from our Community:


North Korea vs South Korea:
versus North Korea Vs. South Korea By News 10 Hours Ago
USA vs Germany:
Germany versus U.S.A. By News 11th Jul, 2018 - 8:00pm
China vs USA:
USA versus China versus Chinese versus Americans The role of its Army, Politics, and Status in the World. By Reformist 9th Jul, 2018 - 3:29am
USA vs North Korea:
North Korea Nuclear Weapons
versus USA This country is no Iraq. What is the USA going to do? What will be the outcome? By News 7th Jul, 2018 - 7:27pm
China Navy:
Chinese Aircraft Carrier
China Navy Beware the new Naval power, they are planning to come on stream with big naval might to match their ground forces. Chinese Aircraft Carrier - Chinese Navy By News 27th Jun, 2018 - 11:14am
USA vs Syria:
versus U.S.A. Is Syria the next Iraq? By Opinion 24th Apr, 2018 - 10:56am
Russia vs. Syria:
Syria vs Russia By Opinion 17th Apr, 2018 - 9:54am
Do You Know What To Do In A Nuclear Attack?:
Top  Do Know In Nuclear Attack By News 16th Apr, 2018 - 9:46pm
North Korea Military:
Discuss  North Korea Military This Thread is about the North Korean Military itself - the kind of army, navy, and air force they have. By Wizard 15th Jan, 2018 - 9:36am
Japan vs North Korea:
North Korea versus Japan versus War With Japan By Swell 17th Oct, 2017 - 4:17pm
China Military:
China Military Technology Preparing For China. China is growing their military. China Military Technology - can it keep up with the US? By Abnninja 5th Mar, 2017 - 5:25pm

This site uses cookies to dispense or record information with regards to your visit. By continuing to use this site you agree to the terms outlined in our Privacy and Disclaimer pages.