April 16, 1847
Summary: Organizing into companies with captains.
Journal entry: Friday. The company were called together in the morning, and numbered 143 men. Elder Geo. A. Smith, Pres. H.C. Kimball, and I preached.
The company was organized in a military capacity, and on motion of Dr. W. Richrds, I nominated Col. Stephen Markham and A. P. Rockwood captains of hundreds. Tarlton Lewis, James Case, Addison Everett, John Pack, and Shadrach Roundy were elected Captains of Fifties. Captains were also elected into four watches to be on duty half the night at a time.