Exactly 150 years ago today, federal troops entered Salt Lake City in order to securely install federally appointed governor, Alfred E. Cumming, and removed the Mormon governor of nearly a decade, Brigham Young. The article The Brink of War explains the Utah War and the history of how this Morman Zion gained its statehood. What the article does not clarify however is the conflicting terminology of the Mormon War and the Utah War. The Mormon War was a bloody and bitter conflict between the federal government and the Mormon population in the Utah territory, during Buchanan’s presidency. What the article describes as the “bloodless” Utah War is the negotiations that occurred at the tail end of the conflict. House Divided has several newspapers, letters, and other documents about the Mormon War.