Massive Expansion of the Taylor's Divine Army
The Territorial Government reports that it is struggling to scrounge up equipment for its rapidly expanding militia arm.
Utah has not seen many migrants since the disaster, as few are brave or crazy enough to flee west into mountains and deserts rather than south, along rivers and across flat, open plains. Fewer still are capable of making the trip. But those who are brave and capable enough? Military men and frontiersmen! They have been slipping over the Rockies, through Colorado.
Still, the high altitudes must stir their brains up, because for some reason they look around the Salt Lake and see "civilization." They pledge allegience, blindly, to the "Utah Territorial Government," which has been unlawfully usurped by the Mormons. John Taylor wants an army, and God must have a since of humor, because he's handing him his wish. Civil War and Indian War veterans are flocking to join the Army of the Latter-day Saints.
Rumor has it that the "Zion's Board of Trade" has been tasked with coming up with the resources for supplying and equipping this new army. It's only a matter of time before one of us catches them stealing from our homes, picking our pockets or outright robbing us in the street. They'll probably get their new army to help!
The Governor has stated that as many hands and guns as possible are needed to stabilize and secure the region. Does anyone doubt he means that only for the Mormons?
A company of new volunteers