Nauvoo Legion (Men's)
Nauvoo Legion (Men's)
Nauvoo Legion (Men's)
Nauvoo Legion (Men's)
Nauvoo Legion (Men's)
Nauvoo Legion (Men's)

Nauvoo Legion (Men's)

Regular price $21

This design pays tribute to the Nauvoo Legion, a city militia formed by the Mormons in 1841.

In 1839 the majority of Latter-day Saints had retreated from the troubles and persecutions they faced in Missouri. Weary, worn, and thin, they found a haven along the banks of the Mississippi River near the small settlement of Commerce, Illinois—an area they eventually renamed Nauvoo. Through their experience with adversity, the Saints learned lessons that would inspire a determination to prevent further tragedy and protect their rights and families in their new home. The Act to Incorporate Nauvoo allowed for the creation of a city militia, which would serve to achieve this purpose.

On February 4, 1841, the Nauvoo Legion was officially organized as an independent militia body attached to the Illinois state militia, as prescribed in the city’s incorporating act, and Joseph Smith was elected as its lieutenant general. At this time, the law required every able-bodied man between the ages of 18 and 44 to serve in a local militia. The Nauvoo Legion fulfilled the requirements of state and federal law and helped bolster the Illinois state militia, which was in great need of strengthening. According to Joseph Smith, the objective of the legion was to protect the city from mobs and to enforce the law.

• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (Heather colors contain polyester)
• Ash color is 99% combed and ring-spun cotton, 1% polyester
• Heather colors are 52% combed and ring-spun cotton, 48% polyester
• Athletic and Black Heather are 90% combed and ring-spun cotton, 10% polyester
• Heather Prism colors are 99% combed and ring-spun cotton, 1% polyester
• Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2)
• Pre-shrunk fabric
• Side-seamed construction
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping

Size guide

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Length (inches) 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35
Width (inches) 16 ½ 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 31
Nauvoo Legion (Men's)
Nauvoo Legion (Men's)
Nauvoo Legion (Men's)
Nauvoo Legion (Men's)