This is a section from the Church History Library. I have been going through all the entries there with regards to the Martin Handcart Company. The best articles in this section were a couple written by rescuers; William Broomhead and Harvey Cluff. It is amazing to see the picture painted of the handcart pioneers from the perspective of the rescuers. They talk of the high snow gong into the valley and over the big and little mountains, of the condition of the Saints when they were found, the hardships in getting them to Salt Lake, why they went into Martin's Cove, etc.
There are also a couple women who wrote stories from Red Buttes, and how, just before they were rescued, the company was asked if they would be willing to lay down their lives for the Lord. Hear rending stories.