Desolation, City of

Desolation, a city located in the north in the land Desolation (where Limhi’s people found the Jaredite ruins.) The city Desolation was built on the borders of the land “by the narrow pass which led into the land southward.” Morm. 3:5-7

Lamanites come to Desolation to battle, Morm. 3:5-7
possessed by Lamanites, Morm. 4:2
near city of Teancum, Morm. 4:3
regained by Nephites, Morm. 4:8
possessed again by Lamanites, Morm. 4:13
great battle of Desolation, Morm. 4:19

5 And it came to pass that I did cause my people that they should gather themselves together at the land Desolation, to a city which was in the borders, by the narrow pass which led into the land southward.
6 And there we did place our armies, that we might stop the armies of the Lamanites, that they might not get possession of any of our lands; therefore we did fortify against them with all our force.
7 And it came to pass that in the three hundred and sixty and first year the Lamanites did come down to the city of Desolation to battle against us; and it came to pass that in that year we did beat them, insomuch that they did return to their own lands again. (Mormon 3)

2 And it came to pass that the armies of the Nephites were driven back again to the land of Desolation. And while they were yet weary, a fresh army of the Lamanites did come upon them; and they had a sore battle, insomuch that the Lamanites did take possession of the city Desolation, and did slay many of the Nephites, and did take many prisoners.
3 And the remainder did flee and join the inhabitants of the city Teancum. Now the city Teancum lay in the borders by the seashore; and it was also near the city Desolation. (Mormon 4)

8 And it came to pass that they were repulsed and driven back by the Nephites. And when the Nephites saw that they had driven the Lamanites they did again boast of their own strength; and they went forth in their own might, and took possession again of the city Desolation. (Mormon 4)

13 And it came to pass that the Lamanites did take possession of the city Desolation, and this because their number did exceed the number of the Nephites. (Mormon 4)

19 And it came to pass that the Lamanites did come down against the city Desolation; and there was an exceedingly sore battle fought in the land Desolation, in the which they did beat the Nephites. (Mormon 4)

 

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