Nauvoo Legion (Ill.)

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The Nauvoo Legion was a city militia created by act of the Illinois legislature in 1841. Joseph Smith was lieutenant general and John C. Bennett was initially major general. Bennett was replaced by Wilson Law and Law by Charles C. Rich.

From the guide to the MS 3430 Nauvoo Legion (Ill.) records 1841-1845 (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Church History Library)

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creatorOf MS 3430, Nauvoo Legion (Ill.). Nauvoo Legion (Ill.) records 1841-1845 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Church History Library
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associatedWith Bennett, John Cook 1804-1867 person
associatedWith Dunham, Jonathan 1800-1845 person
associatedWith Ford, Thomas 1800-1850 person
associatedWith Law, Wilson 1807-1877 person
associatedWith Rich, Charles Coulson 1809-1883 person
associatedWith Singleton, James W. person
associatedWith Smith, Joseph 1805-1844 person
associatedWith Stout, Hosea 1810-1889 person
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Active 1841

Active 1845

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