Orson Pratt
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States
Date of Birth: 1811
Date of Death: 1881
Cause of Death: Complications due to diabetes
Religion: Mormon (convert)
Occupation: Politician, Educator, Philosopher, Mathematician, Astronomer, Author of Non-Fiction
Spouse: Ten (polygamy)
Children: 45
Turtledove Appearances:
Southern Victory
POD: September 10, 1862
Appearance(s): How Few Remain
Type of Appearance: Direct
Date of Death: 1881
Cause of Death: Execution by hanging
Orson Pratt (September 19, 1811 - October 3, 1881) was a prominent leader of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints during the formative years of the church, serving as one of the original members of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles.

Orson Pratt in Southern VictoryEdit

Orson Pratt (1811-1881) was a leader of the Mormon rebellion in Utah during the Second Mexican War. Initially, he was one of the rebellion's most visible spokesmen, meeting with John Pope and George Armstrong Custer at the beginning of hostilities.[1] He was one of six executed in 1881 by military governor Pope. On the scaffold, he refused a blindfold, and made a brief impassioned prayer for his enemies. Neither Pope nor Custer were moved by Pratt's last words.[2]

He was the grandfather of a future US congressman.[3]


  1. How Few Remain, pg. 171-173, PB
  2. Ibid., pg. 385-386.
  3. The Victorious Opposition, pg. 357.