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|Publication Type||Magazine Article|
|Year of Publication||1874|
|Secondary Authors||Smith, Joseph F.|
|Magazine||The Latter Day Saints' Millennial Star|
|Date Published||7 July 1874|
|Keywords||American 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).
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