These two fine paintings will be displayed at the Dixie State University Art Show in St. George, Utah from February 14 until March 30th. Each painting measures 24 x 12 and each will sell for $2400. As usual, I do my best to research the clothing and in the case of the Soldier his weapons and gear.
500 men of the Mormon Battalion were conscripted to join in the war against Mexico. They sent their pay and alowances for uniforms back to Winter Quarters (Council Bluffs on the Missouri River) where their friends and families were preparing and starting on their journey west to Utah.