Map to Grand Encampment / Mormon Battalion Mustering Grounds Marker
Grand Encampment / Mormon Battalion Mustering Grounds Marker1600 S. Highway 275
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
The Grand Encampment was where the Mormons met after traveling across Iowa. Twelve days after they arrived at the Encampment, the U.S. Army was seeking volunteers. Five hundred men, known as the Mormon Battalion, began their trek to Southern California.