Alexander William Doniphan Missouri Attorney, Military Figure, Politician, And Businessman Is One Of The Most Significant Figures In Antebellum Missouri From The S To The S, Doniphan Was Active In A Variety Of Affairs In Missouri And Held Firm To Several Underlying Principles, Including Loyalty, Hard Work, The Sanctity Of The Republic, And Commitment To Christian Charity However, The Key To Doniphan S Importance Was His Persistent Moderation On The Critical Issues Of His DayDoniphan Became A Household Name When He Served As The Commanding Officer Of The Famed First Missouri Mounted Volunteers During The Mexican American War It Was During This Time That He Won Two Battles, Established An Anglo American Based Democracy In New Mexico, And Paved The Way For The Annexation Of The Territory That Became New Mexico And Arizona He Is Also Recognized By The Mormons For His Assistance To Their Beleaguered Church During Missouri S Mormon War And For His Refusal To Execute Joseph Smith When Ordered To Do So By His Commanding OfficerAlthough Doniphan Was A Slaveholding Unionist, He Sought A Middle Ground To Stave Off War In The S And Early S And Served As A Delegate To The Washington Peace Conference In When Conflict Escalated Along The Western Border Of Missouri In , Doniphan Moved To St Louis, Where He Worked As A Lawyer With The Missouri Claims Commission, Seeking Pensions For RefugeesDoniphan Early Adopted The Whig Ideal Of The Positive Liberal State And Sought To Use The Power Of Government To Remake Society Into Something Better Once He Saw The Heavy Handed Use Of State Power During Reconstruction, However, Doniphan Reversed His Views On The Role Of The Government In Society For The Rest Of His Life, He Resisted Government Incursions Into The Lives Of The People And Sought To Restore A Healthy Union Alexander William Doniphan Will Be Of Interest To Academic Specialists And General Readers Alike, Especially Those Interested In Mormon Studies, Missouri History, Military History, And Western History Doniphan 1808 1887 was a Missour Attorney, military figure, politician and businessman He was the commanding officer of the First Missour Mounted volunteers during the Mexican American War in which the United States acquired the several states of the American South West, including California, New Mexico, Arizona and Texas That war is one which was not taught very much when I was in School, but it is also about Missouri history in the part of the state where I grew up south of Kansas City.
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- 336 pages
- Alexander William Doniphan
- Roger D. Launius
- 20 September 2018 Roger D. Launius