Legh Freeman, adventurer, entrepreneur, and newspaper publisher, produced the Ogden Freeman, a non-Mormon newspaper in Ogden, Utah. Freeman served as a Confederate telegrapher during the Civil War and later published the Kearney Herald first in Nebraska and then several other territories, eventually changing the name to the Frontier Index. In this paper Freeman attacked Republicans, blacks, Chinese, and Indians, but took a generally favorable position toward the Mormons. After marrying Ada Miller in Virginia in 1869 he returned West and was involved in various enterprises before sending Ada to Ogden in 1875 to start the Freeman. In response to Brigham Young's direction to Mormons not to support non-Mormon enterprises, once Freeman arrived in Ogden the paper took up an anti-Mormon stance and Freeman frequently attacked the church and its members in print. The last issue of the Freeman appeared in 1879 as its owner prepared to revive the Frontier Index in Montana.