Nauvoo Legion Officers

The charter for the city of , Illinois, approved 16 December 1840, allowed for the formation of the Nauvoo Legion, a unit of the state militia. The city council passed an ordinance officially organizing the Nauvoo Legion on 3 February 1841. The first meeting of the legion was held on 4 February 1841, when , , and other commissioned officers of the Illinois state militia elected the general officers of the legion. Other positions were filled during the following months and years.
The Legion comprised two brigades, or “cohorts,” each headed by a brigadier general. The first cohort consisted of cavalry and the second of infantry and artillery troops. Officers retained their rank unless terminated by resignation, death, or cashiering out of the Nauvoo Legion. At its largest, the legion numbered between two thousand and three thousand men.
The following chart identifies the staffs of the lieutenant general, major general, and brigadier generals of the Legion, as well as the men who held the various offices between February 1841 and June 1844, as recorded in the Nauvoo Legion Minute Book and other contemporary records. Names are followed by the date of rank; dates of formal commission by the governor, when known, are provided in parentheses. Ending dates are not given except in cases of termination. Positions, dates of rank, and commission dates are taken from returns to the adjutant general of the state and records of the state militia. Positions of brevet or acting ranks are not included in this chart.
Lieutenant General’s Staff
Lieutenant General
Joseph Smith 5 Feb. 1841 (10 Mar. 1841)
Inspector General
5 July 1841 (16 Oct. 1841)–12 Apr. 1842
12 Apr. 1842 (2 May 1842)
Assistant Inspector General
George Schindle 3 July 1841 (16 Oct. 1841)
Drill Officer
9 Mar. 1841 (31 Mar. 1841)
Judge Advocate
3 July 1841 (16 Oct. 1841)–ca. 6 Nov. 1841
6 Nov. 1841 (14 Dec. 1841)
Aides-de-Camp
9 Mar. 1841
9 Mar. 1841–27 Aug. 1841
6 Apr. 1841 (16 Oct. 1841)
Zenas Gurley 6 Apr. 1841 (16 Oct. 1841)
After 27 Aug. 1841
William Hall 15 Apr. 1843 (8 June 1843)
18 Apr. 1843
5 Jan. 1844
5 Jan. 1844
Guard of Twelve Aides-de-Camp
9 Mar. 1841
9 Mar. 1841
9 Mar. 1841
9 Mar. 1841
9 Mar. 1841
9 Mar. 1841
9 Mar. 1841
9 Mar. 1841–8 June 1843
9 Mar. 1841
9 Mar. 1841
9 Mar. 1841
9 Mar. 1841 (31 Mar. 1841)–31 July 1842
6 Apr. 1841 (16 Oct. 1841)
George Creymour On or before 15 Sept. 1843
On or before 15 Sept. 1843
Abraham Hodge On or before 15 Sept. 1843
Herald and Armor Bearer
9 Sept. 1841 (14 Dec. 1841)
Major General’s Staff
Major General
5 Feb. 1841–30 June 1842
13 Aug. 1842 (19 Sept. 1842)–9 May 1844
ca. 17 June 1844
Adjutant General
9 Mar. 1841
Assistant Adjutant General (First Cohort)
3 June 1842
Assistant Adjutant General (Second Cohort)
3 June 1842
Surgeon General
9 Mar. 1841–10 May 1844
George Cooke 7 June 1842
Assistant Surgeon General
Abel Underhill 7 June 1842
Cornet
9 Mar. 1841
Garrett Ivins 15 Apr. 1843 (8 June 1843)
Quartermaster General
9 Mar. 1841
1 May 1841 (15 June 1841)
Commissary General
9 Mar. 1841
Paymaster General
9 Mar. 1841
Chaplain
9 Mar. 1841
Assistant Chaplain General
7 June 1842
Chief Musician
9 Mar. 1841
Musicians
9 Mar. 1841
9 Mar. 1841
Gustavus Hills 19 Mar. 1842
William Pitt 2 Apr. 1842
Assistant Inspector General (First Cohort)
Carlos Gove 3 July 1841 (16 Oct. 1841)
12 Mar. 1842
Assistant Inspector General (Second Cohort)
David Smith 3 July 1841 (16 Oct. 1841)
John Bills 30 Nov. 1841 (14 Dec. 1841)
Aides-de-Camp
Carlos Gove 4 Mar. 1841 (16 Oct. 1841)
1 May 1841 (15 June 1841)
George Schindle 1 May 1841 (15 June 1841)
1 May 1841 (15 June 1841)
1 May 1841 (15 June 1842)–after 27 Aug. 1841
13 Nov. 1841 (14 Dec. 1841)
12 Mar. 1842
12 Mar. 1842
28 May 1842 (2 June 1842)
Amos Dean 7 June 1842
7 June 1842
J. M. Binelo 7 June 1842
7 June 1842
Robert Ivins 20 Apr. 1843 (8 June 1843)
Before 27 June 1844
War Secretary
12 Mar. 1842
Assistant War Secretary
William Hall Before 15 Aug. 1843
Quartermaster Sergeant
James Robinson 9 Mar. 1841–20 Apr. 1841
1 May 1841 (15 June 1841)
Sergeant Major
George Wyrick 9 Mar. 1841
Herald and Armor Bearer
Samuel Hicks 6 Apr. 1841 (16 Oct. 1841)
Brigadier General’s Staff (First Cohort)
Brigadier General
5 Feb. 1841–13 Aug. 1842
23 Sept. 1842 (27 Apr. 1843)
Adjutant
George H. Thatcher 7 May 1842
Sergeant Major
Amasa Bonney 6 June 1842
Quartermaster Sergeant
(no record)
Aides-de-Camp
9 Mar. 1841
13 Nov. 1841 (14 Dec. 1841)
Assistant Quartermaster General
1 Feb. 1842
Assistant Commissary General
Robert Ivins 1 Feb. 1842
Surgeon
9 Mar. 1841
Assistant Chaplains
3 July 1841 (16 Oct. 1841)
3 July 1841 (16 Oct. 1841)
3 July 1841 (16 Oct. 1841)
3 July 1841 (16 Oct. 1841)
3 July 1841 (16 Oct. 1841)
3 July 1841 (16 Oct. 1841)
Herald and Armor Bearer
William Whitmarsh 1 Feb. 1842
Brigade Major
10 Aug. 1842 (19 Sept. 1842)
Brigadier General’s Staff (Second Cohort)
Brigadier General
5 Feb. 1841–7 Aug. 1841
4 Sept. 1841 (14 Dec. 1841)
Adjutant
7 May 1842 (22 June 1842)
Sergeant Major
3 June 1842
Quartermaster Sergeant
3 June 1842 (27 Apr. 1843)
Aides-de-Camp
9 Mar. 1841–1 Sept. 1842
1 May 1841 (15 June 1841)–1 Sept. 1842
8 Sept. 1843 (28 Oct. 1843)
Assistant Quartermaster General
1 Mar. 1842
Assistant Commissary General
1 Mar. 1842
Surgeon
James Kelly 9 Mar. 1841
13 Nov. 1841 (14 Dec. 1841)
Assistant Chaplains
3 July 1841 (16 Oct. 1841)–6 Nov. 1841
3 July 1841 (16 Oct. 1841)
3 July 1841 (16 Oct. 1841)
3 July 1841 (16 Oct. 1841)
3 July 1841 (16 Oct. 1841)
3 July 1841 (16 Oct. 1841)
Herald and Armor Bearer
1 Mar. 1842
Brigade Major
John Bills 23 July 1842 (27 Apr. 1843)
  1. 1

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 4 Feb. 1841, 5.  

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 1843–1844. Nauvoo Legion, Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430, fd. 1.

  2. 2

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 10 Mar. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Commission to Lieutenant General, 10 Mar. 1841.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  3. 3

    Commission to Lieutenant General, 10 Mar. 1841.  

  4. 4

    The ordinance organizing the Nauvoo Legion stipulated that the major general was also to be the secretary of the court-martial, adjutant, and inspector general. Later the inspector general became a separate office from the major general and James Arlington Bennet was chosen as inspector general, with the note that in his absence, the major general would act as the inspector general. (Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 2; “Military Appointment,” The Wasp, 30 Apr. 1842, [4].)  

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 1843–1844. Nauvoo Legion, Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430, fd. 1.

    The Wasp. Nauvoo, IL. Apr. 1842–Apr. 1843.

  5. 5

    “The First List of the Officers of the Nauvoo Legion, as Made Out by John C. Bennett. M.Gl,” Nauvoo Legion Files, CHL.  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  6. 6

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 10 Aug. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 41, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  7. 7

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 41, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  8. 8

    “Military Appointment,” The Wasp, 30 Apr. 1842, [4].  

    The Wasp. Nauvoo, IL. Apr. 1842–Apr. 1843.

  9. 9

    James Arlington Bennet replaced John C. Bennett as inspector general. (See “Military Appointment,” The Wasp, 30 Apr. 1842, [4].)  

    The Wasp. Nauvoo, IL. Apr. 1842–Apr. 1843.

  10. 10

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 30 Apr. 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 43, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; “Military Appointment,” The Wasp, 30 Apr. 1842, [4].  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    The Wasp. Nauvoo, IL. Apr. 1842–Apr. 1843.

  11. 11

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 43, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  12. 12

    “The First List of the Officers of the Nauvoo Legion, as Made Out by John C. Bennett. M.Gl,” Nauvoo Legion Files, CHL.  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  13. 13

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 10 Aug. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 41, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  14. 14

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 41, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  15. 15

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 4 Feb. 1841, 5.  

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 1843–1844. Nauvoo Legion, Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430, fd. 1.

  16. 16

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 23 Mar. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  17. 17

    Commission, Thomas Carlin to Albert P. Rockwood, 31 Mar. 1841, Albert P. Rockwood, Papers, CHL.  

    Rockwood, Albert P. Papers, 1832–1877. CHL. MS 14888.

  18. 18

    “The First List of the Officers of the Nauvoo Legion, as Made Out by John C. Bennett. M.Gl,” Nauvoo Legion Files, CHL.  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  19. 19

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 42, Illinois State Archives, Springfield. It is possible that Rigdon’s date of rank was 4 March 1841. (See Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 10 Aug. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  20. 20

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 42, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  21. 21

    John C. Bennett’s list of officers originally had Rigdon’s name as judge advocate, but it is crossed out and replaced by John Taylor’s name. Taylor’s date of rank is 6 November 1841, so Rigdon was replaced sometime between his commission date and 6 November 1841. (“The First List of the Officers of the Nauvoo Legion, as Made Out by John C. Bennett. M.Gl,” Nauvoo Legion Files, CHL.)  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  22. 22

    John Taylor replaced Sidney Rigdon as judge advocate. (See “The First List of the Officers of the Nauvoo Legion, as Made Out by John C. Bennett. M.Gl,” Nauvoo Legion Files, CHL.)  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  23. 23

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 13 Dec. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 43, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  24. 24

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 43, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  25. 25

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 4 Feb. 1841, 5.  

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 1843–1844. Nauvoo Legion, Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430, fd. 1.

  26. 26

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 23 Mar. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  27. 27

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 4 Feb. 1841, 5.  

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 1843–1844. Nauvoo Legion, Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430, fd. 1.

  28. 28

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 23 Mar. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  29. 29

    Thompson died on 27 August 1841. (“Death of Col. Robert B. Thompson,” Times and Seasons, 1 Sept. 1841, 2:519–520.)  

    Times and Seasons. Commerce/Nauvoo, IL. Nov. 1839–Feb. 1846.

  30. 30

    “The First List of the Officers of the Nauvoo Legion, as Made Out by John C. Bennett. M.Gl,” Nauvoo Legion Files, CHL.  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  31. 31

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 10 Aug. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 41, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  32. 32

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 41, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  33. 33

    “The First List of the Officers of the Nauvoo Legion, as Made Out by John C. Bennett. M.Gl,” Nauvoo Legion Files, CHL.  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  34. 34

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 10 Aug. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 41, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  35. 35

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 41, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  36. 36

    “The First List of the Officers of the Nauvoo Legion, as Made Out by John C. Bennett. M.Gl,” Nauvoo Legion Files, CHL. According to Hosea Stout, Hunt replaced Robert B. Thompson as aide-de-camp following Thompson’s death on 27 August 1841. (Hosea Stout, “History of the Nauvoo Legion,” 11 Sept. 1841.)  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  37. 37

    In his history of the Nauvoo Legion, Hosea Stout wrote that Hunt was appointed aide-de-camp to the lieutenant general to fill the place of Robert B. Thompson, who died on 27 August 1841. Hunt was originally commissioned as an aide-de-camp to the major general. (Hosea Stout, “History of the Nauvoo Legion,” 11 Sept. 1841; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 41, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.)  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  38. 38

    Albert P. Rockwood, “Roll of the Lieut Gen Staff,” 15 Sept. 1843, Albert P. Rockwood, Papers, CHL.  

    Rockwood, Albert P. Papers, 1832–1877. CHL. MS 14888.

  39. 39

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 24 Apr. 1843, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 39, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 14, p. 1163, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  40. 40

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 39, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 14, p. 1163, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  41. 41

    Albert P. Rockwood, “Roll of the Lieut Gen Staff,” 15 Sept. 1843, Albert P. Rockwood, Papers, CHL; JS, Journal, 15 Apr. 1843.  

    Rockwood, Albert P. Papers, 1832–1877. CHL. MS 14888.

  42. 42

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 24 Apr. 1843, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; JS, Journal, 18 Apr. 1843.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  43. 43

    JS, Journal, 5 Jan. 1844.  

  44. 44

    JS, Journal, 5 Jan. 1844.  

  45. 45

    JS, Journal, 5 Jan. 1844.  

  46. 46

    JS, Journal, 5 Jan. 1844.  

  47. 47

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 4 Feb. 1841, 5.  

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 1843–1844. Nauvoo Legion, Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430, fd. 1.

  48. 48

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 23 Mar. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  49. 49

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 4 Feb. 1841, 5.  

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 1843–1844. Nauvoo Legion, Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430, fd. 1.

  50. 50

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 23 Mar. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  51. 51

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 4 Feb. 1841, 5.  

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 1843–1844. Nauvoo Legion, Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430, fd. 1.

  52. 52

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 23 Mar. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  53. 53

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 4 Feb. 1841, 5.  

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 1843–1844. Nauvoo Legion, Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430, fd. 1.

  54. 54

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 23 Mar. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  55. 55

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 4 Feb. 1841, 5.  

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 1843–1844. Nauvoo Legion, Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430, fd. 1.

  56. 56

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 23 Mar. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  57. 57

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 4 Feb. 1841, 5.  

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 1843–1844. Nauvoo Legion, Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430, fd. 1.

  58. 58

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 23 Mar. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  59. 59

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 4 Feb. 1841, 5.  

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 1843–1844. Nauvoo Legion, Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430, fd. 1.

  60. 60

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 23 Mar. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  61. 61

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 4 Feb. 1841, 5.  

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 1843–1844. Nauvoo Legion, Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430, fd. 1.

  62. 62

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 23 Mar. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  63. 63

    Higbee died on 8 June 1843. (“Death of Elias Higbee,” Times and Seasons, 15 June 1843, 4:232–233.)  

    Nauvoo Neighbor. Nauvoo, IL. 1843–1845.

  64. 64

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 4 Feb. 1841, 5.  

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 1843–1844. Nauvoo Legion, Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430, fd. 1.

  65. 65

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 23 Mar. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  66. 66

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 4 Feb. 1841, 5.  

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 1843–1844. Nauvoo Legion, Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430, fd. 1.

  67. 67

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 23 Mar. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  68. 68

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 4 Feb. 1841, 5.  

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 1843–1844. Nauvoo Legion, Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430, fd. 1.

  69. 69

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 23 Mar. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  70. 70

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 4 Feb. 1841, 5.  

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 1843–1844. Nauvoo Legion, Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430, fd. 1.

  71. 71

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 23 Mar. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Commission, Thomas Carlin to Vinson Knight, 31 Mar. 1841, Knight and Belnap Family, Papers, CHL.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Knight and Belnap Family Papers, 1836–1908. CHL. MS 781.

  72. 72

    Commission, Thomas Carlin to Vinson Knight, 31 Mar. 1841, Knight and Belnap Family, Papers, CHL.  

    Knight and Belnap Family Papers, 1836–1908. CHL. MS 781.

  73. 73

    Knight died on 31 July 1842. (Obituary for Vinson Knight, Times and Seasons, 15 Aug. 1842, 3:894.)  

    Times and Seasons. Commerce/Nauvoo, IL. Nov. 1839–Feb. 1846.

  74. 74

    “The First List of the Officers of the Nauvoo Legion, as Made Out by John C. Bennett. M.Gl,” Nauvoo Legion Files, CHL.  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  75. 75

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 10 Aug. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 41, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  76. 76

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 41, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  77. 77

    Albert P. Rockwood, “Roll of the Lieutenant General’s Staff,” n.d., Albert P. Rockwood, Papers, CHL; Albert P. Rockwood, “Roll of the Lieut Gen Staff,” 15 Sept. 1843, Albert P. Rockwood, Papers, CHL.  

    Rockwood, Albert P. Papers, 1832–1877. CHL. MS 14888.

  78. 78

    Albert P. Rockwood, “Roll of the Lieut Gen Staff,” 15 Sept. 1843, Albert P. Rockwood, Papers, CHL.  

    Rockwood, Albert P. Papers, 1832–1877. CHL. MS 14888.

  79. 79

    Albert P. Rockwood, “Roll of the Lieutenant General’s Staff,” n.d., Albert P. Rockwood, Papers, CHL; Albert P. Rockwood, “Roll of the Lieut Gen Staff,” 15 Sept. 1843, Albert P. Rockwood, Papers, CHL.  

    Rockwood, Albert P. Papers, 1832–1877. CHL. MS 14888.

  80. 80

    Albert P. Rockwood, “Roll of the Lieut Gen Staff,” 15 Sept. 1843, Albert P. Rockwood, Papers, CHL.  

    Rockwood, Albert P. Papers, 1832–1877. CHL. MS 14888.

  81. 81

    Albert P. Rockwood, “Roll of the Lieutenant General’s Staff,” n.d., Albert P. Rockwood, Papers, CHL; Albert P. Rockwood, “Roll of the Lieut Gen Staff,” 15 Sept. 1843, Albert P. Rockwood, Papers, CHL.  

    Rockwood, Albert P. Papers, 1832–1877. CHL. MS 14888.

  82. 82

    Albert P. Rockwood, “Roll of the Lieut Gen Staff,” 15 Sept. 1843, Albert P. Rockwood, Papers, CHL.  

    Rockwood, Albert P. Papers, 1832–1877. CHL. MS 14888.

  83. 83

    “The First List of the Officers of the Nauvoo Legion, as Made Out by John C. Bennett. M.Gl,” Nauvoo Legion Files, CHL.  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  84. 84

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 13 Dec. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 43, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  85. 85

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 43, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  86. 86

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 4 Feb. 1841, 5.  

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 1843–1844. Nauvoo Legion, Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430, fd. 1.

  87. 87

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 16 Feb. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  88. 88

    JS History, vol. C-1, 1350–1351; JS, Journal, 30 June 1842; Hosea Stout, “History of the Nauvoo Legion,” 4 Feb. 1841.  

    JS History / Smith, Joseph, et al. History, 1838–1856. Vols. A-1–F-1 (original), A-2–E-2 (fair copy). Historian’s Office, History of the Church, 1839–ca. 1882. CHL. CR 100 102, boxes 1–7. The history for the period after 5 Aug. 1838 was composed after the death of Joseph Smith.

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  89. 89

    Wilson Law was elected as major general in the stead of John C. Bennett after Bennett was cashiered from the legion. (Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, [13] Aug. 1842, 29; Poll Book of Election of Major General, 13 Aug. 1842, Nauvoo Legion Records, CHL.  

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 1843–1844. Nauvoo Legion, Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430, fd. 1.

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  90. 90

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 17 Aug. 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 43, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  91. 91

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 43, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  92. 92

    Wilson Law was put on trial on 9 May 1844 and cashiered from the legion. (Court-Martial Proceedings, Nauvoo, IL, 9 May 1844, Nauvoo Legion Records, CHL; JS, Journal, 9 May 1844; Hosea Stout, “History of the Nauvoo Legion,” 17 June 1844; Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 31 Aug. 1844, 81.)  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 1843–1844. Nauvoo Legion, Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430, fd. 1.

  93. 93

    After Wilson Law was suspended from the legion, JS ordered Charles C. Rich to take command. Rich evidently served in this capacity until he was elected as major general of the legion on 31 August 1844. While Rich was campaigning in Michigan during summer 1844, Dunham served as acting major general. He was never formally commissioned. (Letter to Charles C. Rich, 29 Apr. 1844; Hosea Stout, “History of the Nauvoo Legion,” 17 June 1844; Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 31 Aug. 1844, 81.)  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 1843–1844. Nauvoo Legion, Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430, fd. 1.

  94. 94

    Hosea Stout, “History of the Nauvoo Legion,” 17 June 1844.  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  95. 95

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 4 Feb. 1841, 5.  

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 1843–1844. Nauvoo Legion, Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430, fd. 1.

  96. 96

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 23 Mar. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  97. 97

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 6 June 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  98. 98

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 6 June 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  99. 99

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 6 June 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  100. 100

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 6 June 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  101. 101

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 4 Feb. 1841, 5.  

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 1843–1844. Nauvoo Legion, Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430, fd. 1.

  102. 102

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 23 Mar. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  103. 103

    Foster was cashiered from the legion. (Court-Martial Proceedings, Nauvoo, IL, 10 May 1844, Nauvoo Legion v. Foster, Nauvoo Legion Files, CHL.)  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  104. 104

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 20 June 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  105. 105

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 20 June 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  106. 106

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 20 June 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  107. 107

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 20 June 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  108. 108

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 4 Feb. 1841, 5.  

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 1843–1844. Nauvoo Legion, Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430, fd. 1.

  109. 109

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 23 Mar. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  110. 110

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 24 Apr. 1843, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  111. 111

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 24 Apr. 1843, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 39, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 14, p. 1163, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  112. 112

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 39, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 14, p. 1163, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  113. 113

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 4 Feb. 1841, 5.  

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 1843–1844. Nauvoo Legion, Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430, fd. 1.

  114. 114

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 23 Mar. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  115. 115

    Leonard Soby replaced Wilson Law as quartermaster general, probably because Law was also serving as brigadier general of the first cohort. (“The First List of the Officers of the Nauvoo Legion, as Made Out by John C. Bennett. M.Gl,” Nauvoo Legion Files, CHL.)  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  116. 116

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 14 June 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 41, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  117. 117

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 41, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  118. 118

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 4 Feb. 1841, 6.  

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 1843–1844. Nauvoo Legion, Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430, fd. 1.

  119. 119

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 23 Mar. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  120. 120

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 4 Feb. 1841, 6.  

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 1843–1844. Nauvoo Legion, Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430, fd. 1.

  121. 121

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 23 Mar. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  122. 122

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 4 Feb. 1841, 6.  

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 1843–1844. Nauvoo Legion, Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430, fd. 1.

  123. 123

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 23 Mar. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  124. 124

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 20 June 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  125. 125

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 20 June 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  126. 126

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 4 Feb. 1841, 6.  

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 1843–1844. Nauvoo Legion, Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430, fd. 1.

  127. 127

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 23 Mar. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  128. 128

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 4 Feb. 1841, 6.  

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 1843–1844. Nauvoo Legion, Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430, fd. 1.

  129. 129

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 23 Mar. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  130. 130

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 4 Feb. 1841, 6.  

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 1843–1844. Nauvoo Legion, Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430, fd. 1.

  131. 131

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 23 Mar. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  132. 132

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 6 June 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  133. 133

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 6 June 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  134. 134

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 6 June 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  135. 135

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 6 June 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  136. 136

    “The First List of the Officers of the Nauvoo Legion, as Made Out by John C. Bennett. M.Gl,” Nauvoo Legion Files, CHL.  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  137. 137

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 10 Aug. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 41, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  138. 138

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 41, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  139. 139

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 6 June 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  140. 140

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 6 June 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  141. 141

    “The First List of the Officers of the Nauvoo Legion, as Made Out by John C. Bennett. M.Gl,” Nauvoo Legion Files, CHL.  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  142. 142

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 10 Aug. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 41, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  143. 143

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 41, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  144. 144

    John Bills replaced David Smith as assistant inspector general for the second cohort. (“The First List of the Officers of the Nauvoo Legion, as Made Out by John C. Bennett. M.Gl,” Nauvoo Legion Files, CHL.)  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  145. 145

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 13 Dec. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  146. 146

    “The First List of the Officers of the Nauvoo Legion, as Made Out by John C. Bennett. M.Gl,” Nauvoo Legion Files, CHL.  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  147. 147

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 10 Aug. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 41, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  148. 148

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 41, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  149. 149

    “The First List of the Officers of the Nauvoo Legion, as Made Out by John C. Bennett. M.Gl,” Nauvoo Legion Files, CHL.  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  150. 150

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 14 June 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 41, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  151. 151

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 41, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  152. 152

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 14 June 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  153. 153

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 14 June 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 40, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  154. 154

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 40, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  155. 155

    “The First List of the Officers of the Nauvoo Legion, as Made Out by John C. Bennett. M.Gl,” Nauvoo Legion Files, CHL.  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  156. 156

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 14 June 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 41, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  157. 157

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 41, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  158. 158

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 14 June 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  159. 159

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 14 June 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 41, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  160. 160

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 41, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  161. 161

    Hunt was promoted to aide-de-camp to the inspector general to replace Robert B. Thompson, who on died on 27 August 1841. (Hosea Stout, “History of the Nauvoo Legion,” 11 Sept. 1841.)  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  162. 162

    “The First List of the Officers of the Nauvoo Legion, as Made Out by John C. Bennett. M.Gl,” Nauvoo Legion Files, CHL.  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  163. 163

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 13 Dec. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 43, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  164. 164

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 43, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  165. 165

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 6 June 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  166. 166

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 6 June 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  167. 167

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 6 June 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  168. 168

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 6 June 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  169. 169

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 43, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  170. 170

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 43, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  171. 171

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 43, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  172. 172

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 20 June 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  173. 173

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 20 June 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  174. 174

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 20 June 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  175. 175

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 20 June 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  176. 176

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 20 June 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  177. 177

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 20 June 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  178. 178

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 20 June 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  179. 179

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 20 June 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  180. 180

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 24 Apr. 1843, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  181. 181

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 24 Apr. 1843, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 39, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 14, p. 1163, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  182. 182

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 39, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 14, p. 1163, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  183. 183

    “Return of Major General’s Staff,” 27 June 1844, Nauvoo Legion Records, CHL.  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  184. 184

    “Return of Major General’s Staff,” 27 June 1844, Nauvoo Legion Records, CHL.  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  185. 185

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 6 June 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  186. 186

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 6 June 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield. James Sloan went to Ireland on 30 July 1843 and gave up his position as city recorder at that time; it is unclear, however, if he resigned his position as war secretary of the Nauvoo Legion.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  187. 187

    On the back of Joseph B. Noble’s commission certificate, a note, presumably in the handwriting of William Hall, is dated 15 August 1843 and states the following: “Sworn to before me, at the City of Nauvoo Illinois.” The note is signed “William B Hall Asst. War Secretary of the Nauvoo Legion of the Illinois Militia.” (Commission, Thomas Ford to Joseph B. Noble, 27 Apr. 1843, Joseph B. Noble, Reminiscences, CHL.)  

    Noble, Joseph B., and Mary Adeline Beman Noble. Reminiscences, 1836–1866. CHL. MS 1031.

  188. 188

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 4 Feb. 1841, 6.  

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 1843–1844. Nauvoo Legion, Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430, fd. 1.

  189. 189

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 23 Mar. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  190. 190

    Robinson died on 20 April 1841. (“Obituary,” Times and Seasons, 1 May 1841, 2:406.)  

    Times and Seasons. Commerce/Nauvoo, IL. Nov. 1839–Feb. 1846.

  191. 191

    Benjamin Warrington replaced James Robinson as quartermaster sergeant after Robinson’s death. (“The First List of the Officers of the Nauvoo Legion, as Made Out by John C. Bennett. M.Gl,” Nauvoo Legion Files, CHL.)  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  192. 192

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 14 June 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 41, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  193. 193

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 41, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  194. 194

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 4 Feb. 1841, 6.  

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 1843–1844. Nauvoo Legion, Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430, fd. 1.

  195. 195

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 23 Mar. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  196. 196

    “The First List of the Officers of the Nauvoo Legion, as Made Out by John C. Bennett. M.Gl,” Nauvoo Legion Files, CHL.  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  197. 197

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 10 Aug. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 41, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  198. 198

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 41, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  199. 199

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 4 Feb. 1841, 5.  

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 1843–1844. Nauvoo Legion, Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430, fd. 1.

  200. 200

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 10 Mar. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  201. 201

    Wilson Law was elected as major general in the stead of John C. Bennett after Bennett was cashiered from the legion. (Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, [13] Aug. 1842, 29; Poll Book of Election of Major General, 13 Aug. 1842, Nauvoo Legion Records, CHL.  

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 1843–1844. Nauvoo Legion, Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430, fd. 1.

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  202. 202

    George Miller was elected brigadier general of the first cohort to fill the vacancy of Wilson Law, who was promoted to major general. (Hosea Stout, “History of the Nauvoo Legion,” 23 Sept. 1842.)  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  203. 203

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 26 Oct. 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 24 Apr. 1843, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 14, p. 1163, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  204. 204

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 14, p. 1163, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  205. 205

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 6 June 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  206. 206

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 6 June 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  207. 207

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 6 June 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  208. 208

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 6 June 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  209. 209

    “The First List of the Officers of the Nauvoo Legion, as Made Out by John C. Bennett. M.Gl,” Nauvoo Legion Files, CHL.  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  210. 210

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 23 Mar. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  211. 211

    “The First List of the Officers of the Nauvoo Legion, as Made Out by John C. Bennett. M.Gl,” Nauvoo Legion Files, CHL.  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  212. 212

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 13 Dec. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 41, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  213. 213

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 43, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  214. 214

    Rank Roll of the Nauvoo Legion, ca. May–June 1842, [1].  

    Rank Roll of the Nauvoo Legion, ca. May–June 1842, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, BYU.

  215. 215

    Rank Roll of the Nauvoo Legion, ca. May–June 1842, [1].  

    Rank Roll of the Nauvoo Legion, ca. May–June 1842, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, BYU.

  216. 216

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 6 June 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  217. 217

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 6 June 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  218. 218

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 4 Feb. 1841, 6.  

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 1843–1844. Nauvoo Legion, Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430, fd. 1.

  219. 219

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 23 Mar. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  220. 220

    “The First List of the Officers of the Nauvoo Legion, as Made Out by John C. Bennett. M.Gl,” Nauvoo Legion Files, CHL.  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  221. 221

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 10 Aug. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 41, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  222. 222

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 41, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  223. 223

    “The First List of the Officers of the Nauvoo Legion, as Made Out by John C. Bennett. M.Gl,” Nauvoo Legion Files, CHL.  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  224. 224

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 10 Aug. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 41, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  225. 225

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 41, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  226. 226

    “The First List of the Officers of the Nauvoo Legion, as Made Out by John C. Bennett. M.Gl,” Nauvoo Legion Files, CHL.  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  227. 227

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 10 Aug. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 41, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  228. 228

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 41, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  229. 229

    “The First List of the Officers of the Nauvoo Legion, as Made Out by John C. Bennett. M.Gl,” Nauvoo Legion Files, CHL.  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  230. 230

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 10 Aug. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 42, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  231. 231

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 42, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  232. 232

    “The First List of the Officers of the Nauvoo Legion, as Made Out by John C. Bennett. M.Gl,” Nauvoo Legion Files, CHL.  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  233. 233

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 10 Aug. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 42, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  234. 234

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 42, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  235. 235

    “The First List of the Officers of the Nauvoo Legion, as Made Out by John C. Bennett. M.Gl,” Nauvoo Legion Files, CHL.  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  236. 236

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 10 Aug. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 42, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  237. 237

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 42, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  238. 238

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 6 June 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  239. 239

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 6 June 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  240. 240

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 17 Aug. 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  241. 241

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 17 Aug. 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 43, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  242. 242

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 43, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  243. 243

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 4 Feb. 1841, 5.  

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 1843–1844. Nauvoo Legion, Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430, fd. 1.

  244. 244

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 10 Mar. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  245. 245

    Don Carlos Smith died on 7 August 1841. (“Death of General Don Carlos Smith,” Times and Seasons, 16 Aug. 1841, 2:503–504.)  

    Times and Seasons. Commerce/Nauvoo, IL. Nov. 1839–Feb. 1846.

  246. 246

    Charles C. Rich replaced Don Carlos Smith as brigadier general of the second cohort after Smith’s death. (“The First List of the Officers of the Nauvoo Legion, as Made Out by John C. Bennett. M.Gl,” Nauvoo Legion Files, CHL; Hosea Stout, “History of the Nauvoo Legion,” 4 Sept. 1841.)  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  247. 247

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 13 Dec. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 43, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Commission, Thomas Carlin to Charles C. Rich, 14 Dec. 1841, Charles C. Rich Collection, CHL.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Rich, Charles C. Collection, 1832–1908. CHL. MS 889.

  248. 248

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 43, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Commission, Thomas Carlin to Charles C. Rich, 14 Dec. 1841, Charles C. Rich Collection, CHL.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Rich, Charles C. Collection, 1832–1908. CHL. MS 889.

  249. 249

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 6 June 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  250. 250

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 6 June 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Commission, Thomas Carlin to Henry W. Miller, 22 June 1842, Henry W. Miller, Papers, CHL.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Miller, Henry W. Papers, 1838–1843. CHL. MS 4433.

  251. 251

    Commission, Thomas Carlin to Henry W. Miller, 22 June 1842, Henry W. Miller, Papers, CHL.  

    Miller, Henry W. Papers, 1838–1843. CHL. MS 4433.

  252. 252

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 26 Oct. 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  253. 253

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 26 Oct. 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 24 Apr. 1843, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  254. 254

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 26 Oct. 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  255. 255

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 26 Oct. 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 24 Apr. 1843, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Commission, Thomas Ford to Joseph B. Noble, 27 Apr. 1843, Joseph B. Noble, Reminiscences, CHL.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Noble, Joseph B., and Mary Adeline Beman Noble. Reminiscences, 1836–1866. CHL. MS 1031.

  256. 256

    Commission, Thomas Ford to Joseph B. Noble, 27 Apr. 1843, Joseph B. Noble, Reminiscences, CHL.  

    Noble, Joseph B., and Mary Adeline Beman Noble. Reminiscences, 1836–1866. CHL. MS 1031.

  257. 257

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 20 Feb. 1841, 6.  

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 1843–1844. Nauvoo Legion, Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430, fd. 1.

  258. 258

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 23 Mar. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  259. 259

    Charles C. Rich, “Alex McRae’s Resignation,” 1 Sept. 1842, Nauvoo Legion Records, CHL.  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  260. 260

    “The First List of the Officers of the Nauvoo Legion, as Made Out by John C. Bennett. M.Gl,” Nauvoo Legion Files, CHL.  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  261. 261

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 14 June 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 40, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  262. 262

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 40, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  263. 263

    Charles C. Rich, “Alex McRae’s Resignation,” 1 Sept. 1842, Nauvoo Legion Records, CHL.  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  264. 264

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 14, p. 1165, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  265. 265

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 14, p. 1165, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Commission, Thomas Ford to Henry W. Miller, 28 Oct. 1843, Henry W. Miller, Papers, CHL.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Miller, Henry W. Papers, 1838–1843. CHL. MS 4433.

  266. 266

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 14, p. 1165, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Commission, Thomas Ford to Henry W. Miller, 28 Oct. 1843, Henry W. Miller, Papers, CHL.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Miller, Henry W. Papers, 1838–1843. CHL. MS 4433.

  267. 267

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 6 June 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  268. 268

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 6 June 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  269. 269

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 6 June 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  270. 270

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 6 June 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  271. 271

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 4 Feb. 1841, 6.  

    Nauvoo Legion Minute Book, 1843–1844. Nauvoo Legion, Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430, fd. 1.

  272. 272

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 23 Mar. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  273. 273

    “The First List of the Officers of the Nauvoo Legion, as Made Out by John C. Bennett. M.Gl,” Nauvoo Legion Files, CHL.  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  274. 274

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 13 Dec. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 43, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  275. 275

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 43, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  276. 276

    “The First List of the Officers of the Nauvoo Legion, as Made Out by John C. Bennett. M.Gl,” Nauvoo Legion Files, CHL.  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  277. 277

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 10 Aug. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 42, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  278. 278

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 42, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  279. 279

    Taylor replaced Sidney Rigdon as judge advocate 6 November 1841. (Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 43, Illinois State Archives, Springfield); it is unclear whether he remained in his position as assistant chaplain for the second cohort after this date.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  280. 280

    “The First List of the Officers of the Nauvoo Legion, as Made Out by John C. Bennett. M.Gl,” Nauvoo Legion Files, CHL.  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  281. 281

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 10 Aug. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 42, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  282. 282

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 42, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  283. 283

    “The First List of the Officers of the Nauvoo Legion, as Made Out by John C. Bennett. M.Gl,” Nauvoo Legion Files, CHL.  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  284. 284

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 10 Aug. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 42, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  285. 285

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 42, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  286. 286

    “The First List of the Officers of the Nauvoo Legion, as Made Out by John C. Bennett. M.Gl,” Nauvoo Legion Files, CHL.  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  287. 287

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 10 Aug. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 42, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  288. 288

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 42, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  289. 289

    “The First List of the Officers of the Nauvoo Legion, as Made Out by John C. Bennett. M.Gl,” Nauvoo Legion Files, CHL.  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  290. 290

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 10 Aug. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 42, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  291. 291

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 42, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  292. 292

    “The First List of the Officers of the Nauvoo Legion, as Made Out by John C. Bennett. M.Gl,” Nauvoo Legion Files, CHL.  

    Nauvoo Legion Records, 1841–1845. CHL. MS 3430.

  293. 293

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 10 Aug. 1841, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 42, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  294. 294

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 17, p. 42, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  295. 295

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 6 June 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  296. 296

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 6 June 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  297. 297

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 26 Oct. 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  298. 298

    Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 26 Oct. 1842, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Returns for Commission in the Nauvoo Legion, 24 Apr. 1843, Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852, Illinois State Archives, Springfield; Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 14, p. 1163, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois Governor’s Correspondence, 1816–1852. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.

  299. 299

    Nauvoo Legion, Hancock Co., Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855, vol. 14, p. 1163, Illinois State Archives, Springfield.  

    Illinois State Militia Commission Records, 1834–1855. Illinois State Archives, Springfield.