Lot Smith was the youngest Mormon Battalion soldier. How old was he at the time of his enlistment?
The following is in reference to Brigham Young:
He supervised the establishment of more than 350 colonies throughout the Great Basin, and in his travels to these communities he preached several hundred sermons. His down-to-earth counsel endeared him to his followers. He also dictated or wrote more than 30,000 letters.
Arnold K. Garr et al., Encyclopedia of Latter-day Saint History (Salt Lake City: Deseret Book, 2000), 1378.