LDS History, 1838 November 1

-- 1838 November 1
Joseph Smith, Jun., and others condemned to be shot. Far West plundered. (1)
Mormon leaders are taken into custody and declared responsible for the violence and destruction of the conflict. (2)
-- November 1, 1838
[Joseph Smith] Goose Creek Camp, Caldwell County, Missouri. Officers of the Missouri militia held a courts martial and sentenced Joseph Smith, his brother Hyrum Smith, and others to be shot at 9:00 a.m. that morning, but General Alexander W. Doniphan refused to execute the sentence. (3)
-- 1838 November 1
[Joseph Smith] Sentenced to death by military court. Execution prevented by opposition of Brigadier General Alexander Doniphan, Goose Creek camp, Rockford Township, Caldwell County. (4)
-- 1838 1 November
[Joseph Smith] [Joseph Smith] Sentenced to death; General Alexander W. Doniphan prevents execution. (5)
-- 1 Nov. 1838
[Lucy Mack Smith] Hyrum and Amasa M. Lyman are arrested and put with the other prisoners. (6)
-- 1838 Nov 1
[Lucy Mack Smith] Joseph, Hyrum, and others sentenced to be shot. Doniphan intervenes. (7)
-- 1 November 1838
[Missouri War] General Lucas holds a court-martial of seven Mormon leaders. Opposition of General Doniphan and others prevents the execution of Mormon prisoners. (8)
[Missouri War] Joseph Smith advises Mormon troops at Far West and Diahman to surrender. Mormon War ends. (8)
-- 1838 November 2
After a short trial, General Lucas orders the leaders of the church to be executed. General Doniphan refuses, recognizing the charges were inaccurate and that little solid information about the events of the conflict was known. Far West is plundered, and several other leaders are captured. After being allowed a brief good-bye, the leaders are led away to Independence for imprisonment and trial. (2)
-- November 2, 1838
[Joseph Smith] Far West, Missouri. Joseph Smiths wife and children wept as the guards thrust them away with their swords and took the Prophet under heavy guard toward Independence, Missouri. (3)
-- 2 Nov. 1838
[Lucy Mack Smith] Lucas orders Alexander W. Doniphan to execute Joseph and Hyrum. Doniphan refuses. Lucy and her daughter Lucy bid goodbye to Joseph and Hyrum at Far West, and they are driven to Independence. Joseph Sr. collapses with grief and anxiety. (6)
-- 2 November 1838
[Missouri War] Mormons forced to deed over their property to pay expenses for the war. This part of the surrender agreement is later declared illegal. (8)

1 - Richards - Little, Compendium of the Doctrines of the Gospel, Church Chronology, Ch.66, p.306
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3 - BYU Studies Journal, volume 46, no. 4: A Chronology of the Life of Joseph Smith
4 - Joseph Smith Papers: Chronology for the Years 1832-1839
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6 - Lucy's Book: A Critical Edition of Lucy Mack Smith's Family Memoir, Edited by Lavina Fielding Anderson, 2001, Signature Books
7 - History of Joseph Smith by His Mother: Revised and Enhanced by Scot Facer Proctor Maurine Jensen Proctor
8 - Stephen C. LeSueur: The 1838 Mormon War in Missouri, Appendix: Chronology of Events in Missouri, 1838-1839