165 years ago today - May 18, 1857

Utah ―Mormon War commences (ordered by President Buchanan to establish Federal control of Utah territory and to eliminate plural marriage). Secretary of War John B. Floyd dispatches Johnston's army of 2,500 men to impose federal law on the Mormons.

[Sherry Baker: Mormon Media History Timeline: 1827-2007, http://byustudies.byu.edu/showTitle.aspx?title=7984]

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