History of the Church

We Also Marched: The Women and Children of Zion's Camp, 1834
May 22, 2019
History of the Church
We Also Marched: The Women and Children of Zion's Camp, 1834
Author Andrea G. Radke-Moss

This daily feature is an introduction to a full article by Andrea G. Radke-Moss. During the months of May and June 1834, Zion’s Camp marched to Missouri. To read the full text of this article, follow the link below.

Much like the women of the Mormon Battalion and other military expeditions, the Zion's Camp women contributed in various ways to the overall character of the group and its success and helped prepare for later mass migrations to the West. The women helped with the traditional domestic duties of cooking and laundering and caring for children. They also provided a civilizing influence on the camp.