Today Mountain Meadows is located in Washington County,
Utah. At the time of the 1857 Mountain Meadows Massacre,
it was located in Iron County in, what was then, the Utah
The Mormon Iron County militia, or the Navoo Legion, was
the Tenth Regiment of the Utah territorial militia, and
was also known as the Iron Military District.
believed that more than 100 men may have been involved in
the Mountain Meadows Massacre, as leaders, planners,
couriers, and militia on the ground. A truly accurate list
of the men who actually participated in the murders of the
may be impossible to compile. Participants kept silent
about their roles, and the men who did admit to being at
the Massacre were careful not to incriminate themselves
and their close associates.
Major John Doyle Lee was the only man to be found
guilty of the murders at Mountain Meadows, and he was
executed in 1877.
More than 150 years after the Massacre took place, efforts continue
to try to identify the men who were involved.
1857 Iron County Militia Project
List of Iron County Militiamen
Fourteen Men Acknowledged Their Role in the 1857 Massacre
Testimony in Trials of John D. Lee