George Q. Cannon
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States (born in United Kingdom)
Date of Birth: 1827
Date of Death: 1901
Cause of Death: Influenza
Religion: Mormon (convert)
Occupation: Author of Non-Fiction, Politician, Publisher, Soldier
Spouse: Five
Children: 32
Military Branch: Nauvoo Legion (Utah War of 1857)
Political Party: Republican Party
Political Office(s): Non-voting delegate from Utah Territory to the US Congress
Fictional 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

George Quayle Cannon (January 11, 1827 - April 12, 1901) was a British-born Mormon and American settler. He was an early member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). He was the church's chief political strategist, and was dubbed "the Mormon premier" and "the Mormon Richelieu" by the press. He was also five-time Territorial Delegate from Utah. Like many of his colleagues, Cannon was a missionary for his churchbin its early days. He married fives wives and fathered 32 children, for which he served a six month prison sentence. He died of natural causes at the age of 74.

George Quayle Cannon in Southern Victory[]

George Quayle Cannon (1827-1881) was one of the leaders of Mormon rebellion against the United States government concurrent with the Second Mexican War. He and five other leaders were convicted of treason in 1881. George Armstrong Custer personally oversaw Cannon's capture.[1] Cannon and his brother were hanged on the orders of U.S. General John Pope.[2]

Literary Comment[]

In OTL, Cannon had two brothers, Augustus and David. As the story does not say which Cannon brother was hanged, there is insufficient basis for an article. [3]


  1. How Few Remain, pgs. 275-278.
  2. Ibid., pg. 385.
  3. Ibid.