I learned all about Camp Floyd. President Buchanan dispatched 1/3 of the entire US Army (3,500 troops) to Utah to put down a Mormon rebellion that never happen. The Army settled in to monitor the Mormons; however, three years later, they were recalled to fight the Civil War. The peaceful invasion of Utah was also known as the Utah Mormon War which resulted in the polygamist Brigham Young stepping down as power of the Utah Territory and allowing a non-Mormon Territorial Governor, Alfred Cumming to take command.
Across the street from the Museum is the two-story adobe and frame hotel, Stagecoach Inn, also built in 1858. It was the first stop south of Salt Lake City on the Overland Stage Route.
Sleep tight on this bed would mean having the ropes tightly strung.
Judging from the size of the rooms and lounge area, it must have been “5 Stars” accommodations. The Stagecoach Inn also served as a Pony Express Station.Besides the Commissary, the only other remnant of Camp Floyd is the Cemetery.
The actual number, location and identities of buried soldiers is unknown.
There are several flat granite markers but none of them are over actual graves and more than forty of them represent people who were not buried here. (Reference: http://campfloydcemetery.blogspot.com/ )