Harrison, Ark. A reunion
of the survivors of the Mountain Meadow massacre is to take place here
this week. James Lynch, of Washington, represents the survivors in a
suit against the United States, and he reached Harrison a day or two
ago. The massacre occurred in September, 1857, and only fifteen children
escaped death, ten of whom are now living, five of them in Boone county.
Capt. Lynch says the Mormon Church has been sued for $256,000, and that
the case is likely soon to be settled in favor of the plaintiffs. The
wagon train had $70,000 in money, and $26,000 in cattle, besides
household effects. Capt. Lynch was in the United States Army and
assisted at the rescue. He has since devoted almost his entire attention
to the survivors.
Children of the Massacre May Meet in Reunion
Survivor Accounts of the Mountain Meadows Massacre
Earliest Accounts of 17 Surviving Children