After three years of sharing His Message from His hometown of Shiraz from 1844 thru 1856 government and religious leaders took measures to "Wipe Out" the Báb and His Cause. He was transferred North from Shiraz towards Tehran but was diverted to two frontier fortresses in the Northwest corner of Iran, the Castles of Chihriq and Maku.
But His influence and Cause kept spreading. In the 6th year of His Ministry Iranian leaders decided the only solution was to kill the Báb. This was to be done with an Armenian Christian regiment of 750 soldiers. The night before the execution their Captain, Sam Kahn, came to the Báb, stating: "I have no ill feelings against you and DO NOT WANT TO BE GUILTY OF KILLING YOU, IF YOU ARE WHO YOU SAY YOU ARE RELIEVE ME OF THIS BURDEN ON MY SOUL!!!" The Báb replied: "Follow your orders and trust in God."
The next day a spike was driven into the column between the third and fourth archways from the left in the above photo. The regiment of 750 riflemen lined up before the Báb in three squads. Three volleys were let fly. When the smoke cleared the Báb was nowhere to be found. A search discovered the Báb was back in a nearby room completing His dictation He vowed no one could stop from completion. When the Sheriff discovered the Báb, he fled the scene vowing no more involvement in the affair. Sam Kahn and his soldiers were right behind him.
The Báb then told the remaining officials He was done with His dictation, and they could proceed with the execution. The Báb was again suspended on the wall along with a young believer Anise. Another 750-man regiment was brought in. They fired and the Báb and Anise's bodies were fused together. They were taken down and dumped near the city moat for the dogs to devour them.
In the night, though, believers of the Báb rescued His sacred remains, secured them till eventually Bahá'u'lláh could arrange to have them brought to His prison confines in Akká, from whence 'Abdu'l-Bahá would intern them in a mausoleum He built halfway up the slope of Mount Carmel in the nearby city of Haifa. (Please refer to the photos below.)