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April 1856​

The Mormon exodus from the eastern United States led them to one place in particular the territory of Utah. The great Brigham Young had led thousands of his followers west into the territory, and though their numbers were small they formed communities there. The government of the United States was relieved at first since it took away the tension that had existed in Illinois and Missouri and let them shelve the "Mormon Problam". As the Mexican American war broke out the United States made vast territorial acquisitions, leading to the direct governence of the barren but Mormon filled territory of Utah.

The problams broke out immediatly as armed Mormon militias fired upon US calvery detachments and the US 8th infantry set fire to a Mormon settlement. A simmering civil conflict seemed inevitable in the region, indeed street battles broke out inside the tiny Salt Lake City as nearly 100 people were killed.



In Washington as the Pierce administration grappled with the problam an idea was thrown out, why not just let them have their state? Vice President King stated "Afterall there are scant resources in the area and barely 50,000 people with no incentive for settlers, why not just cut this problam off and give them a state?" The issue was debated back and forth, at the end Pierce despite the few dissents decided to allow a popular vote in the territory to allow for soveriegnty. There was considerable backlash in the country but not as much as had been expected, with the vast territorial gains of the west on their minds, who cared about a few thousand Mormons and their country?

The result was expected and on April 1st 1856 the Mormon Republic of Deseret was born. It had less than 50,000 citizens, but the people didnt seem to care as they hastily formed the Mormon Peoples Party and established their ruling government. Not wanting a potentially destitute and destablized nation on it's borders the United States agreed to offer an annuel stipend of $1,000,000 (2,000 in game terms) to the fledgling republic to be reduced to $500,000 (1,000 in game terms) in 5 years and finally to be reduced to $100,000 (500 in game terms) for another 15 years.



The young republic looked towards it's future one of the first acts of the Mormon Peoples Part was to establish free voting rights for all citizens and to look towards expanding their fledgling population. The zealots from the new wing of the Mormons desired the creation of a new Nauvoo Legion disbanded after the exodus from Illinois, but with the tiny population it was impossible even to spare a 1,000 people for the task. But the future lay open to them and who knew what lay down the road, especially as trouble seemed to brewing with their neighbors to the north, south, east, and west... the United States.


So my goal is to create a viable Mormon state of Deseret, my chances for expansion will be tied to my alliance with the United States and the establishment of Mormon colonies in Mexico or Canada (which did happen they just didnt annex the territories for obvious reasons) as well as potentially purchasing some territory or capturing some ex confederate land with the approval of the United States. I'm trying to figure out how to get some more immigrants, I have a super liberal republic, I've begun improving my RGO's, and I've decided to build a factory to see if it attracts workers.

And I'm always open to feedback and advice.
 

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May1860, the Dawn Breaks

In the 5 years that had passed since the state of Deseret had come into being, there had been great advances in some areas and almost none in others. The Mormon Peoples Party led by Brigham Young had managed to pull the people together into a cohesive state, the population had grown by some 5,000 people with nearly 50,000 citizens in the country. It was still extraordinarily tiny, but there was infinite time remaining.




Indeed in the short time since the state had been born, Brigham Young had managed to organize the Nauvoo Legion the Mormon defense force. It's recruits were the young zealots who had streamed to it's flag until some 1,900 soldiers could be deployed, based at Salt Lake City it could rapidly be reinforced if need be.


The government in Salt Lake City had begun to look beyond the borders of the country for a chance at prostelytizing and bringing new people into the fold. The old Mormon colony of Colonia Juarez as well as multiple Mormon settlements stratteling the Sonora region made a prime choice. The colonies had been founded in part by Brigham Young Jr years earlier to evade the US government. Now they swelled with Mormon converts and people that the government in Salt Lake City believed would accept the authority of the Mormon Republic of Deseret. Brigham Young sent Charlese Shreeve Patterson president of the Deseret Senate, to speak with the Mexican government. Mexico was in the throughs of civil war and conflict, making it more suseptable to such deals.

Brigham young upon hearing that the Mexicans would be willing to negotiate for the territory, approached the US government. In exchange for the Nauvoo Legion providing security against Indian raids in the US western territories surrounding Deseret they would provide some $5,000,000 to match the Mormon governments $10,000,000 along with leveling pressure against the Mexican government to secure the acquisition of Sonora.

On June 7th 1860 the Mexican government transferred Sonora to the Mormon Republic of Deseret's authority, and were quite surprised to find that no immediate revolt took place. With the acquisition of Sonora the Mormon states population more than tripled to 165,000. The resources in the new provence could prove to be a godsend if used properly to cultivate the economy and attract immigrants to the fledgling nation.



There were celebrations in Salt Lake City as the absorbtion of the old Mormon colonies were confirmed. However they were marred when an anti-Mormon radical detonated a homemade carriage bomb in the middle of the street killing more than 13 people and wounding another 30. The government vowed vengeance for the attack and the Nauvoo Legion took control of the streets. Luckily it did not dull the sense of joy in Sonora as cheers broke out as the new governor was sworn in.



As of this point I've occupied all of the historical major Mormon population centers except for a few scattered colonies in the West which I'm not going to take like I did Sonora. I didnt know if any of you knew but there were huge Mormon settlements in Mexico and while it may have been a little farther east than Sonora it does make a good deal of sense, it's not a random occupation. I really dont know how I'm going to go from here, but my goal is to get some 250,000 citizens and raise a Mormon army of some 25,000. I think I may edit them to make their morale extra high to reprisent the zeal of the Mormon recruits. Also does anyone know if you can edit religions? Because while at the time there is no Mormon faith in the game, and it would be great if I could add it to give it a better feel.

Well thats it for tonight, so I really hope I get some replies for this before I go on, but I plan on doing so never the less.
 
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You've got a really nice AAR here Superskippy, I've never seen an AAR about Deseret here before.

Also its nice to learn some history about mormons, I never knew that they had colonies in Mexico for example.

Keep up the good work! :cool:
 

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Interesting start. Mormons in Mexico, go figure!
 

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A Divided House

The Mormon Republic of Deseret was largely isolated from the activities any more than a hundred miles from it's borders. The rumors of course continued to flow into Salt Lake City and the newspapers reported on the growing tensions between the Southern and Northern states. Even so no one expected what was reported that bleak day in 1860. The word came down the wire, WAR!. An official cable came in stating that various Confederate states had seceded from the Union and a state of war was in effect. At Fort Sumter southern forces had forced the Union garrison to surrender after a lengthy bombardment.



The rebellion rapidly grew as more states joined the renegade Confederacy. The state of Deseret watched with anxiety as their neighbor plunged into war. After a week had passed a United States envoy arrived, Mr. John B. Weller the late governor of California was tasked to meet with Brigham Young president of the Mormon Republic of Deseret and secure their support. They met in the Salt Lake City Temple, a rare act considering that gentiles were normally not allowed entrance, but for such an important envoy Brigham Young considered it politically wise to do so, quieting the zealots in his council.



Mr. Weller made the United States position plain, they desired for the republic to immediatly enter the war on the side of the United States and deploy the Nauvoo Legion for defensive action in the scarcely garrisoned US western theatre. In exchange the United States would subsidize the Nauvoo Legion and the wareffort as well as look favorably on a land purchase in the Las Vegas and Mariposa regions. The Mormon council led by Brigham Young discussed their options and despite some considerable opposition they agreed and brought the decision to the senate. It was overwhelmingly approved 48-2 and the Nauvoo Legion thus began preparing for combat.



The major task was to bring the Legion up to at least 5,000 strong so that they could operate effectively. Then it was decided that they would move towards the Seqouyah territory to support the scant US forces in the region. The soldiers marched off with zeal that was shocking to some travelers, but they knew they had god on their side. By the time they had traveled beyond the borders of the republic the Legion had gathered nearly 6,300 zealous recruits willing to fight to the last man. Under the command of Zacharius Hill they sang hymns as they marched.



They beat a quick march over the plains and arrived in western Seqouyah much to the shock of the newly elected Confederate mayor, Mormon troops poured in screaming hymns as they came smashing the barely 400 militia in their way. The US flag was raised over the town as the Mormon troops camped victory assured.



The news sent people wild back in Salt Lake City, though the cooler heads in the army knew better. They had faced little opposition and to the east there were nearly 21,000 Confederate troops, only the Nauvoo Legion deterred any movement west as Confederates continued to advance against the United States. They hoped to gather another 2,000 reinforcements before the advanced again.

However the small victory also came with a heavy price, General Hill was killed by a few militia taking shelter behind a barn. The milita were swiftly put down, and as his body was dragged away from the field, General Lawerence Clawson assumed command of the Legion.



He immediatly called a council of his officers and after prayers they examined the map and began planning the next move of the Legion.




Thanks for all the replies guys, I may get one more update on tonight, please feel free to give me feedback! I actually really hope I get some feedback before my next update.
 

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By the way, whats a good amount of pictures? I have a big campaign update coming up which includes several battles and several occupations as well as mass movement on the US side, but I dont want to have like a 25 picture update, can I explain some and just post pictures for the very important parts?
 

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Whatever you think is neccessary should be put in. An update with lots of pics isn't neccessarily a bad thing, either.
 

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A Glorious Crusade!

With the triumpth in Western Seqoyah under the belt of the Nauvoo Legion, General Clawson made the daring decision to strike out east towards the biggest settlement in the territory, Oklahoma City. Mormon followers had streamed over the plains rifles in hand to join up with the Legion. With cries "For God! For the prophet!" lifting their spirits as they marched. The Nauvoo Legion swelled to nearly 9,300 soldiers under arms. The Mormon troops marched into Oklahoma City almost without a fight. Aside from a few very minor skirmishes, there was no opposition. The Confederates had all but withdrawn from the area as US troops bore down on them in the East and along the Mississippi. Still it was an achievment for the Legion, and they cheered as they camped in the town.



With the US advancing in the East, and reports that Union troops had smashed the Confederates out of Northern Virginia, General Clawson decided to advance into Confederate territory along the Mississppi to bolster the Union troops battling the Confederates there. In swift advances the Nauvoo Legion smashed Texan militia defending Dallas seizing the city on March 3rd.



However in a controversial move, General Lawson allowed Mormon "cleansing" brigades to sweep through the city burning and destroying casino's, taverns, brothels, and all kinds of "immoral" businesses. Between citizens attempted to defend their business establishments and those that attacked the Mormon Legion in anger, nearly 200 Texans were killed, some 12 Mormon soldiers were slain. It immediatly became fodder for the newspapers and an embarrasement for the Union.



The Nauvoo Legion claimed a great victory against amoral behaviour as well as the Confederacy and refused to apologise. The people of Deseret were elated to hear that the Nauvoo Legion was doing the Lords work in it's battles. However in private General Lawson agreed to restrain his troops in future occupations if at all possible.

With what ammounted essentially to the conquest of Texas, the Nauvoo Legion turned east letting US troops mop up the Texans.

As they marched through Austin they were met with loathing by the Texans that they passed, but no major acts of violence occurred. Then they came to the Louisiana border, sweeping through the countryside foraging when needed they captured the port of Alexandria. For a long while they camped along the Gulf of Mexico staring out at the water that seemed endless, countless soldiers remarked "This be the Lords ocean it is." or some variate upon that. Indeed there was nothing like it in Deseret.



With New Orleans so close the soldiers seemed to itch to get at the city, seen as the epitomy of amoral behaviour in the South they were excited to be able to smash it. However their actions in Dallas made this chance impossible, the Union command flatly refused to allow the Legion to advance on New Orleans despite the strategic benefit it would bring. Union troops would take it in several weeks. Instead the Legion marched north, dejected that they had not been allowed to strike at the city, but still filled with zeal for their faith, and by extension their will to fight.

The Battle of Jackson

On June 26th the Nauvoo Legion advanced on Jackson the state capitol of Mississippi. The Confederate government had placed several brigades of veteran infantry to guard the capitol and vital barrier to the East. With some 10,000 men at hand and dug in they believed they could repel any major attack. But General Clawson was not so easily put to fear, he assembled his 8,000 men (hundreds having been killed in minor skirmishes, disease, and guerilla raids) and prepared a full scale assault against the road junction leading to the city.

The Confederates had assembled a textbook battle line in preperation of the Mormon assault. They scoffed at this Mormon Legion and yelled out insults across the field the night before the attack "Ya'll cant have enough wit just u'n wife ya perverts!". This filled the Legion with rage and a desire to do the Lords work on the field of battle. As the morning came, they prepared for battle by praying together. The sound of 8,000 voices praising God and the prophet Joseph Smith sounded out across the field. Finally gathering their arms they arrayed in ranks. And by 9:00 am they began marching at the Confederate lines. The Confederates expecting a morning of skirmishes were shocked to find thousands of soldiers bearing down on one point in the line. Suddenly they broke into a high and terrifying chant "Oh Heavenly Father, we ask thee to aid thy children!" the words barely discernable as they screamed it from the top of their lungs. Even as they took volleys into their ranks and hundreds fell, they ignored it without pause, their zeal outweighing any fear of death.



A scattered rebel yell was drowned out by the wild screaming chants of the Mormons as they fell upon the Confederate lines. A furious battle took place as musket fire and bayonets struck down men all across the battlefield. Even as the Nauvoo Legion approached 40% casualties they fought on with the same religous fury.



Finally the Confederates in a state of fear and exhaustion fled the field, the Mormon fighters pursued them slaughtering hundreds as they attempted to hide in the city, while the main body withdrew in good order to the east. The field was won by Mormon arms. Of the nearly 8,000 soldiers that had entered the fray against the numerically superior Confederate forces, only 4,900 were able to stand unscathed. However with great luck or as some would say an act of God, a reinforcement column arrived that very night. Their numbers rapidly shot back up to nearly 10,000 troops. Before they could move they had to bury the dead.



The humiliation in the Confederacy was impossible to conceal, as a State capitol fell to of all things a Mormon army, and a confederate force was crushed in a straight engagement. Their troops readied themselves in Alabama as the Nauvoo Legion prepared to march with the Union Army into the heart of the South, ready to do the Lords work.



Thanks for the reviews thus far, I'd like to get some more but hey who doesnt! I'm planning on maybe giving one more update today, or I'll hold it off until tommorow. I've already played another year into the game and a lot of stuff happens. So please give me some feedback, what you like, what you dont like, questions, etc.
 

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I like it all so far. It's great that 1) you're basing your AAR on a country that usually isn't played or covered in AARs and 2) you're including a lot of screenshots. So kudos on both counts.

I guess what you can do next is see if you can somehow evangelize your religion. I don't know much about Victoria, so I can't offer any advice about modding Mormonism in. However, I guess you can always try to spread to the Southwest. Just what is the nationality breakdown in Sonora, anyways?
 

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Well the ethnicity of Sonora is mostly Mexican with a fair minority of Yankee there now. Since I'm forced to "pretend" that I'm Morman it makes it harder to work, but thus far everything is fine. For expansion so far, my deal with the United States (an event I'm trying to get to fire, but if that doesnt work ill just neville it) is in exchange for the support of the US during the Civil war I'll get pieces of Nevada. And after you see how many men and how many battles I fight for the Union I think it's a pretty fair trade.

And thanks for the compliments!
 

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Two very nice updates Superskippy! I am looking forward for the next one.

In my opinion that Nevada event seems fair. Its also kinda fun to think that Las Vegas will be under Mormon control. :p

Keep up the wonderful work Superskippy, I really like this AAR. :cool:

Freddan
 

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Cool a Mormon AAR. I have never seen one before. Good writing and nice set of pics. I'll be following this.
 

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Well done. Those two weren't so bad, were they? ;)
 

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Well written! Please keep updating, I would like to read and learn more about this fascinating story.
 

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Onward to Dixieland!

With the victory in Mississippi complete the Nauvoo Legion rested lick it's wounds and prepare for the next stage of the campaign. Brigham Young had sent a cable via the Union war telegraph system to General Clawson congratulating him on his victory "I am very pleased to hear about the victory in Jackson, surely the Lord has looked upon us and our holy cause with favor." General Clawson however was in a more sober mood, he had watched nearly 4,000 of his soldiers get cut down at Jackson and even with the reinforcements he couldnt help but realize that this campaign had already killed nearly 2,000 sons of Deseret. But he waved the thoughts away and he poured over the map examining the situation as a good General always does.

He had swiftly moved his troops south towards Biloxi as Union reinforcements took up the garrison of Jackson. The Legion was excited to be on the march again believing that another great battle for the glory of god was on hand. General Lawsons target was the strategic port of Mobile, Alabama. If it fell the last major port on the Gulf of Mexico would be wrenched from Confederate arms.


He kept himself well aware of events on other fronts and he recieved a courier from a Union naval vessel docked in Biloxi. The Union army had engaged with overwhelming numerical superiority the last remnants of the Confederate invasion force in Maryland. Nearly 6,000 Confederate soldiers had been killed, wounded, or captured and the entire army was dissolved in the retreat through Union occupied Northern Virginia.



The battle had been unbelievably bloody, in the small knobbly hills overlooking the rail junction at Fredrick Confederate troops had poured brutal amounts of fire against the advancing Union armies, and even though heavily outnumbered inflicted horrifying losses upon the Union army. Though the North celebrated this crushing victory and urged an advance on Richmond, they soberly reported the battle losses to the now grieving families.




General Lawson however was encouraged by the Union victory in the North, indeed the Confederates began rushing troops north to hold back the tide of Union troops overruning into Tennessee and Virginia. The Nauvoo Legion immediatly packed up their camp and began marching against the now defenseless state capitol of Alabama. As the 8,800 veterans of the Nauvoo Legion marched through the state, they gazed with interest at the little farmtowns that were so different from what they had in Deseret, and indeed what they had seen in the rest of the south. Montgomery fell with only a minor skirmish as Nauvoo skirmishers swept militia from the city. On September 10th the declared the city restored to the Union and camped outside the city.

As the soldiers celebrated through feast and prayer at their achievement another great piece of news came down the wire. Brigham Young and the Mormon Peoples Party had won re-election in a landslide, in his victory speech he declared "The Mormon Republic of Deseret will always be just that, a Mormon republic! By the grace of our heavenly Father we have won glory for our people and our faith in the field, and built a worthy state of the followers of Joseph Smith! Today I declare that we shall endeavor as a nation to build our republic to greater heights all while retaining our faith and our zeal!" The soldiers vote had gone an unprecedented 100% to Brigham Youngs party.



Not one to rest General Lawson took quick advantage of the weak in fact almost non-existant Southern garrisons in the deep south. He swiftly marched south, seizing without a shot being fired the port of Mobile. It could have been a bloody battle ringed with forts and entrenchments, but with less than 1,000 men providing "security" for the city, there was no will to resist and invite a bloodbath from the now feared Mormon Legion.



General Lawson sent only a few detachments into the city to occupy it, keen to avoid any "purification" of the city. Even so however soldiers slipped in and torched several saloons, but such pillaging was kept to a bare minimum and made only a blip in Union papers. The Nauvoo Legion however was not through with it's campaign. After a week or so of rest, the troops were gathered together and marched east, with one burning goal in mind. The birthplace of the Confederacy, Charleston, South Carolina.

However they were suddenly met with a sizeable Confederate Army of nearly 17,000 soldiers in Macon, Georgia. The Nauvoo Legion fought impressivly and inflicted nearly 5,000 casualties upon the Confederate Army as they repeatidly held their ground against an advancing confederate force letting loose deadly volleys and countercharges with every moment of battle.



But with reports of another 11,000 soldiers arriving to reinforce the Confederates he was forced to withdraw. He had suffered nearly 1,000 casualties and was now forced into a difficult campaign against a far superior foe.



General Lawson after much contemplation decided to withdraw the Legion back towards Montgomery, with more than 40,000 confederate soldiers ranging over the territory, he would have to take a defensive position until Union reinforcements could arrive. As he marched through Mobile and Biloxi the withdrawing Mormon column was met with degridation and scorn by southerners who lined the road. Rocks, rotten food, even bibles were thrown at them. There were a few incidents of soldiers firing at the people but it was mostly held under control. However to his dismay he found that a large Confederate force had entrenched at Montgomery and was preparing to march on Jackson. In a desperate forced march he rushed his troops to Jackson and dug entrenchments as Confederate troops advanced. In the ensuing battle the Confederate force was handily defeated in a few hours of combat, with nearly 1,000 southern losses with no gain at all, Confederate commander withdrew back into Alabama leaving the Nauvoo Legion supreme on the field.

He also recieved word that Union troops had marched from Tennessee right into Georgia and soon would be ready to open up a campaign in the area with support from the Mormon Legion. There were also reports of a pro-Union revolt in Chatanooga.

 

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The state of Texas in a shocking move split from the Confederacy, the Mormons logically expected to be deployed against them but were shocked to find that the government in washington as of yet was unwilling to deploy more troops to put down Texas a second time. Confused at their actions, Brigham Young telegraphed President Lincoln, who cordially replied "We are unwilling to spare troops for a Texas campaign, perhaps when the rest of the south is dealt with we shall see but for now we need to save the pieces of the Union already engaged. And in that I have only praise for the good work your people have done for our cause."

General Lawson thus accepted the state of affairs with Texas and with the arrival of Union forces to hold the line, the Nauvoo Legion was contemplating it's next move. Then there came word of mass revolts in Arkansas and Louisiana. The Nauvoo Legion was the only force on hand and in lightening moves quickly dispatched the rebellions in Little Rock and the rest of Arkansas. The confederate rebels retreated evading the Mormon patrols and escaped the field.



Preparing to move back east, the Nauvoo Legion was again called to fight a rebellion, this time in Baton Rouge. The rebels knowing the Nauvoo Legion was marching had seized a small band of Mormon's who lived in the city and used them as hostages. Upon seeing the Nauvoo Legions column advancing upon them they showed the 50 or so frightened Mormons and put rifles to their heads. The Mormon army was in shock, they halted and quickly dispatched Major Patterson, General Lawsons adjunt under a flag of truce. The ringleader Daniel Collier stepped forward "Major theres only one thing we need to say, withdraw your army or these Mormon perverts and murderers are a gonna die." The major enraged at the situation and the use of language to describe his brothers of faith turned on his heel and withdrew. As he reached the Nauvoo lines, a general advance was ordered. As they stirred into ranks a resounding volley was heard. Looking across the field, they saw a pile of corpses. They had executed the hostages, and the Legion was whipped into a frenzy.



Surging across the field, the entire Legion urged on by it's officers endured a few scattered volleys before falling upon the perfidous band. In a storm of violence and slaughter they cut down every single man that they found. Within an hour they claimed victory on the field. Daniel Collier himself had been cut down by multiple gunshot and bayonet wounds. But their work was not yet done, the chosen people of the Lord could not so easily be put to slaughter without sufficient retribution.



They marched upon the town of Baton Rouge and General Lawson still filled with fury gave the order that those surviving rebels hiding in the town would surrender themselves immediatly to face justice, or the citizens of the town would suffer. When no reply was given, he sent the Legion into the town with orders to pillage. And with the memory of the execution fresh in their minds Baton Rouge was destroyed, the town was engulfed in flames and burnt to a cinder. Nearly 400 civilians were killed in the rampage, and the army refused to allow any fleeing citizens to re-enter the burnt town for four days, finally allowing them to enter what had once been their town.



The media storm was enormous, the Confederate papers claimed it was the worst crime in the history of warfare, while sympathetic Union papers detailed the slaughter of the Mormon hostages, while others sided against the Legion. In Deseret the people were in mourning over the massacre of their fellow believers, and grimly proud of the retribution inflicted. However despite the black deed, the Legion was not put out of service, the war effort simply needed them, not to mention how immensly popular they had become in the North. So the War Department glossed over the act and labeled Baton Rouge "secure".

But with the suppression of the revolts and the reinforcements of the Union, the Nauvoo Legion saw the chance to continue their advance towards Charleston. And to their shock they marched to Jackson, then to Montgomery, then to Biloxi, and then to Macon, without a single Confederate regiment attempting to engage them. In a swift move they seized Atlanta and then in a culminating advance, they marched into Charelston. The citizens stayed in their homes fearful of the Legion, but the Nauvoo Legion broke into celebration, the birthplace of the Confederacy had been captured. Not by any Union army, but by what amounted to little more than an ultra zealous Mormon Division.



It would be the last combat advance for the Nauvoo Legion, within a few weeks, Union troops had seized Richmond and all of Virginia. The last Confederate army was defeated in Alabama. After that a few scattered divisions resisted for another week or so, with one making a desperate charge at Charleston only to be easily repulsed by the Nauvoo Legion, adding one final battle laurel to their colours. On July 7th, the Confederacy surrendered, the government collapsed, and the Union armies began occupying the south.



The Nauvoo Legion rejoiced and began making preperations for the march home, in Salt Lake city celebrations took place as thousands streamed into the streets to celebrate their victorious army.



The war had cost the Mormons far more than they had expected, the Nauvoo Legion had not once retreated in the field and had suffered heavy casualties for it's zealous fighting. Nearly 5,700 soldiers had been killed, another 11,000 had been wounded. Now it was time to look to the homefront once again, the promised expansion in Neveda, the population growth, indeed much needed to be done.
 

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I've just read through all of this and must say its highly interesting. Keep up the good work. I can't await to see how your fundamentalist empire expands. :D

~Lord Valentine~