Mormon History, Oct 25, 1838

-- Oct 25, 1838
[Lucy Mack Smith] At the Battle of Crooked River, between forces led by David W. Patten and Samuel L. Bogart, three Mormons and one non-Missourian are killed. It is reported to Boggs as a massacre. (1)

[Missouri War] Capt. David W. Patten leads Mormon troops to rescue spies. Troops clash at Crooked River, with three Mormons and one Missourian killed. Exaggerated reports of Crooked River battle spread throughout the state. Fearing the Mormons intend to continue attacks, Generals Atchison, Doniphan, and Parks call out state militia to quell alleged Mormon rebellion. (2)

Patten, David Wyman: Died at home of Stephen Winchester, three miles from Far West, Missouri, 25 October 1838. (3)

Patten, David Wyman: Mortally wounded 25 October 1838 at Battle of Crooked River. (3)

[U.S. Religious History] As tensions between Mormons and non-Mormons increased, the first battle of the "Mormon War" in Missouri occurred at Crooked River when LDS forces raided a camp of the state militia and captured a number of horses. (4)

-- (Sat) Oct 27, 1838
Governor Boggs issued order saying Mormons must be treated as enemies and either exterminated or driven from the State. Contemporary use of the word more often meant "driving away" than utter genocide. (5)

Governor Boggs issues his Extermination Order against the Mormons. (5)

-- Oct 27, 1838
Acting upon false reports of rebellion among the Mormons, Gov. Lilburn W. Boggs issued an order to exterminate or expel the Saints from Missouri. (6)

Missouri Governor Lilburn W. Boggs issued Extermination Order, Jefferson City, MO. (Rescinded June 25, 1976, by Governor Christopher S. Bond.) (7)

Lilburn W. Boggs issued extermination order, driving the Saints from Missouri. (8)

Governor Boggs' exterminating order was issued. (9)

[Joseph Smith] Upon learning of the Crooked River hostilities, Gov. Lilburn W. Boggs gives orders to the Missouri militia: "The Mormons must be treated as enemies and must be exterminated or driven from the state." (10)

[Joseph Smith] Governor Boggs issues an executive order known as the "Extermination Order", revoked in 1976 by then Missouri Governor Christopher S. Bond. (11)

1 - Anderson, Lavina Fielding, Editor, Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, 2001, Signature Books
2 - LeSueur, Stephen C., The 1838 Mormon War in Missouri, Appendix: Chronology of Events in Missouri, 1838-1839
3 - Cook, Lyndon W., The Revelations of the Prophet Joseph Smith: A Historical and Biographical Commentary of the Doctrine and Covenants, Seventy's Mission Bookstore, Provo UT, 1985
4 - Cline, Austin, History of American Religion: Timeline,
5 - Broadhurst, Dale R., Mormon Chronology,
6 - Church News: Historical chronology of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
7 - Ludlow, Daniel H. editor, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Macmillan Publishing, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol. 4, Appendix 2: A Chronology of Church History
8 - Hemidakaota, "Church Chronology from 1800-2000,"
9 - Richards, Franklin Dewey and Little, James A., Compendium of the Doctrines of the Gospel, Church Chronology, Ch.66, p.306
10 - Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Appendix 7: Selected Chronology of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-47"
11 - Wikipedia, Joseph Smith Chronology,,_Jr.

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