The Journal of Nathaniel V. Jones, with the Mormon Battalion (Extracted)
Utah Historical Quarterly
Salt Lake City, UT
Utah Historical Society
July 16, 1846 to August 22, 1847. Jones devotes much of his diary's space to describing the land as the Mormon Battalion marches from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Los Angeles and back. Jones includes detailed descriptions of the San Diego and the San Luis Missions as they looked in 1847. He also details the movement of General Thomas Kearney between January 1 and August 22, 1847, and occasionally the movements of Colonel John C. Fremont during the same period as well. Jones describes finding the Donner Party camp in an uncharacteristically detailed entry on June 21, 1847.