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  • ID: I161106
  • Name: James A. SCOTT
  • Given Name: James A.
  • Surname: SCOTT
  • Suffix: , U.S. Mormon Battalion
  • Sex: M
  • _UID: CCF798A70C512C409C175B348DF49BA7D09B
  • Change Date: 5 MAR 2005
  • Note:

    James A. Scott was probably born about 1829. He joined the U.S. Mormon Battalion in 1846 and marched to Santa Fe as both a private and later a corporal in Company E. He is not known to be the brother or cousin of Leonard M. Scott, parents are unknown, but he had a sister Margaret. He and others would have had shared similar experiences in the same Company. Sgt. Tyler made a transcription error naming him as James R. Scott. He was on detached service 10 Nov 1846 as a member of Captain Brown's detachment sent to Pueblo, Colorado. ~Vern Taylor

    22 Sep 1846 James Scott wrote: "March, march is the daily task. Day break brings Reveille, sick or well must go either to roll call or it's the doctor. Next boys, get your breakfast, strike your tents with all possible speed, then left, left, all day over the road through the dust, over hills, and across valleys, some twelve, thirteen or eighteen miles.











    Halt, stack arms, pitch tents, run over all creation gathering buffalo chips, or a little brush and getting water, draw rations, cook supper, etc . . . By the time the evening chores are finished dark is at hand, attend to evening duties, go to bed and sleep on the rough ground with only one blanket and a thin tent to shelter from the cold."

    Larson, "Database of the Mormon Battalion" p. 207, "On the 5th of February another death occurred, that of James A. Scott, a promising young man, who died after a short illness of winter fever and liver complaint. He was buried with the honors of war."

    Salt Lake Tribune, Will Bagley 9/10/2000: "One out of six (sic 10) Mormons died at Winter Quarters before the spring of 1847. On their return, many of the soldiers found their wives and children dead. and many of the soldiers never returned. Corporal John (sic James) Scott died at Pueblo, Colorado, in February 1847. "Why has he fallen?" Scott's sister, Margaret, asked Mormon leader Brigham Young. "He was young, his talents above the common order, his education tolerably good, his conduct exemplary through life, And yet he is gone in the bloom of youth," she mourned, "far far from those he loved." Her brother's death left her "alone in the world, without protector or guide."

    Scott, James (Male)
    Church Ordinance Data: Scott, James (Male) Baptism Date: July 24, 1842Officiator: Parsons
    Places of Residence: Scott, James (Male) Harnett Street, Butler Street, ENG
    Comments: Scott, James (Male)James attended the Manchester, England conference.

    Scott, James A. (Male)
    Death: Scott, James A. Date: February 17, 1847 Place: Pueblo County, CO, USA
    Comments: Scott, James A. (Male)James was a corporal in Company "E" of the Mormon Battalion.
    Comments: #21. Taken from James A. Scott's Journal--Mormon Battalion diary. Council Grove. Changes in command. Relationships among men. Details of march. Topography. Indian encounters. Occasional moods of depression. ("Cheer up dropping Saint! I look forward to the green fields, pleasant gardens and neat farm houses that will soon adorn the Valleys of California...") Decisions of officers to push on to Santa Fe, leaving the sick behind. ("This movement was pointedly against the Council of the Twelve, as they said repeatedly that the Battalion ought not to be divided and counseled the officers to keep it together.") Visited ruins in Mexico. Spanish and Indian irrigation practices noted. Description of towns. Providential interpretation of events. Fairly detailed account of battalion movements. Style sometimes flowery. Handwriting marvelously legible.

    Scott, James D. (Male)
    Birth: Scott, James D. (Male) Date: February 3, 1818
    Church Ordinance Data: Scott, James D. (Male) Ordained Seventy
    Temple Ordinance Data: Scott, James D. (Male) Endowment
    Date: February 3, 1846 Temple: Nauvoo, Hancock, IL, USA
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  • Name: Page 1
  • Birth: ABT 1829
  • _SDATE: 1 JUL 1829
  • Note: "a promising youth" in 1847.
  • Event: as a PVT and CPL in Company E Military 1846
  • _SDATE: 1 JUL 1846
  • Death: 17 FEB 1847 in Pueblo, Pueblo, Colorado
  • Burial: Pueblo, Pueblo, Colorado
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    Father: unrelated U.S. Mormon BATTALION

    Sources:
    1. Abbrev: LDS Historical database by Vern Taylor
      Title: LDS Historical database compiled by Vern Taylor Dec 2003
      http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=ldshistorical&id=I1
      http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=ldshistorical&id=I1
      Name: Footnote
      http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=ldshistorical&id=I1
      Name: ShortFootnote
      Name: Bibliography
      http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=ldshistorical&id=I1
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