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TitleAmerican Warfare
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1874
Secondary AuthorsSmith, Joseph F.
MagazineThe Latter Day Saints' Millennial Star
Issue Number27
Date Published7 July 1874
KeywordsAmerican Civil War; Final Nephite Battle; Nephite Destruction; Warfare

This article compares the attitudes of the people during the Civil War with people who fought in Book of Mormon wars. During the Civil War, Americans fought to the bitter end rather than surrendering when they saw that they would suffer defeat. Similar attitudes prevailed in the Book of Mormon when the Lamanites destroyed all the Nephites (Mormon 6) and the Jaredites slaughtered one another (Ether 15).