The Saints in southern Alberta in 1915 were experiencing a bumper crop year, then the cutworms came. What happened next?
a. They destroyed all the grain
b. They ate only the weeds
c. The Canadian Geese saved the crops
d. The cutworms kept the mice out of the grain
(D) Johnston’s army
An article printed the previous week was just as blunt: “An army was sent to chastise rebels, before it was clearly ascertained whether or not there were any rebels to chastise.”
The Utah War was perhaps summarized best by New York Herald special correspondent Lemuel Fillmore’s published report on 19 July 1858 when he stated it “may thus be summarily historized: killed, none; wounded, none; fooled, everybody.”
Glenn Rawson and Dennis Lyman ed., The Mormon Wars (American Fork, Utah: Covenant Communication, 2014), 112.