Caratat Conderset Rowe and the Mormon Battalion Sick Detachment

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 21
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1989
Type Text
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Language eng
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title Caratat Conderset Rowe and the Mormon Battalion Sick Detachment
Description officer felt he could not keeD so many disabled men, so he ordered a sick detachment back to Pueblo. Some men were afraid they would be mustered out and lose their pay if they went back; their fears proved unfounded. On 17 October, Caratat, Y/illian, and the others were placed "on detached service by orders of Captain Doniphan" and remained so until they were mustered out of the Army," Now the sick detachment traveled under difficult circumstances: little water, short rations, oold and rain, with poor equipment and oxen. Some of the latter died along the way. One day several Battalion members came to camp with thirty fresh oxen. . . followed shortly by some men who claimed to have lost their teams. The Battalion commander told then they could take any of their animals they found. The men left with only four head, leaving the Mormons with thirteen additional teams. Eight or wrong, the Mormons felt it was Divine intervention that had provided these animals in their time of need.10 The detachment arrived in Pueblo nearly a month later and set about building houses and a church, of split Cottonwood logs, and a small fort apart from the original site of Pueblo. They passed the winter "drilling, hunting, and having a good time generally: dancing in the church, attending church meetings, and preparing for their springtime journey west. They were first to know the final destination of the Mormons," While at Pueblo, a settlement of trappers and hunters in a natural crossroads setting, they left their mark: theirs was the first white baby born in what is now Colorado. They were able to supplement their meager supplies with "buffalo, deer and elk meat, thereby saving the necessity of killing any of their stock of cattle of which few remained."12 Early in the spring-about 15 April 1847-they began their journey west to join the Saints traveling to 12
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 21
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 325881
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