Michael N. Landon & Brandon J. Metcalf. American Fork, Utah: Covenant Communications, Inc., 2012. Approx. 90 minutes.
In July 1847, a ragged band of soldiers known as the Mormon Battalion was discharged in Los Angeles following a year of service in the United States Army. These pages, a chronicle of their march from Council Bluffs, Iowa Territory, to the Pacific coast, are full of compelling narrative and rich visuals that bring to life the history of this unusual military unit with all of its faith, sacrifice, and unflagging service. So significant was their contribution that upon their return, President Brigham Young proclaimed their offering to be the temporal salvation of the Latterday Saints at a crucial time in their history as well as the history of the nation. This fascinating story will humble and inspire you as you take in this volume worthy of generations.