Raven: A Journal of Vexillology

Volume 21, 2014

Richard E. Bennett
Pages 1-18

Terrible as an Army with Banners

This lecture discusses five flags which the Latter-Day Saints used from 1830 to 1848 in various parts of the United States to represent their early allegiances to God and to the United States. Despite the many problems in the relationship between the Latter-Day Saints and the American government at this time and in the decades to come, the Mormons clearly attempted to show that they could be loyal to both their faith and the political authority.