The Scent of the Dead

K. Douglas Bassett

Alma 2:34; Morm. 6:7-22

“On June 27, [1864] thirteen thousand Union men stormed the Confederates on Kennesaw Mountain—and failed… . Three days after the battle, an armistice was granted for burying the fallen—‘Not for any respect either army had for the dead,’ a Confederate remembered, ‘but to get rid of the sickening stench.’” (Geoffrey C. Ward, Ric Burns, & Ken Burns, The Civil War, p. 324)

Latter-Day Commentary on the Book of Mormon