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Today Mountain Meadows is located in Washington County, Utah. At the time of the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre, it was located in Iron County in, what was then, the Utah Territory.

The Mormon Iron County militia, or the Navoo Legion, was the Tenth Regiment of the Utah territorial militia, and was also known as the Iron Military District.

It is believed that more than 100 men may have been involved in the Mountain Meadows Massacre, as leaders, planners, couriers, and militia on the ground. A truly accurate list of the men who actually participated in the murders of the Arkansas Emigrants may be impossible to compile. Participants kept silent about their roles, and the men who did admit to being at the Massacre were careful not to incriminate themselves and their close associates.

Major John Doyle Lee was the only man to be found guilty of the murders at Mountain Meadows, and he was executed in 1877.

More than 150 years after the Massacre took place, efforts continue to try to identify the men who were involved.

1857 Iron County Militia Project

List of Iron County Militiamen

The Self-Confessed
Fourteen Men Acknowledged Their Role in the 1857 Massacre

Testimony in Trials of John D. Lee






The Principal Leaders of the 1857 Attack and Murders
 of the Arkansas Emigrants
in Mountain Meadows, Iron County, Utah Territory

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