"There is no position in Echo Canon which can be defended without artillery
against the attack of an enemy having possession of it, all other things being equal. Nor
is there any position in it which a people armed as the Mormans are could long defed to
advantage against our army. But the canon along its entire course presents extraordinary
advantages to a bold, active, determined people for the successful prosecution of
Special Correspondence of the New York Herald July 19, 1858
These fortifications were also know as Mormon Breastworks.
"Mormon Brestworks and U.S.
Troops. Officer U.S.A.: 'Trumpeter! Sound the retreat! We never can carry that Battery in
the world. Cesar himself would be defeated before such a Breastworks.'"