Mormon Handcart Casualties

Something more than two hundred of the Willie and Martin companies lay dead between Florence and the valley, sixty-two from the Willie company, and between 135 and 150 from Martin’s, besides an unestimated number from the Hodgett and Hunt wagontrains, which understandably suffered far less. A good many of the survivors had endured surgery like that of Eph Hanks, and had lost fingers, toes, feet, a few of them both legs to the knee.