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 County: El Paso County, TX
 Language: English
 Collection: The Mexican Revolution on the Border: Primary Sources from El Paso
[4.7 Inch Gun M1906]
The postcard captions reads: "Firing 4.7” Gun. W. H. Horne Co. El Paso, Tex." The 4.7 inch Field Gun M1906 was designed and issued by the US Army Ordnance Department in 1906. There is no accompanying information to positively identify the troops in the postcard or the exact location of this event. The postcard is addressed to J.R. Teague, Framingham Massachusetts, 114 Hollis Av. The postcard is postmarked El Paso, Texas, February 13, 1918, 2 PM. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187724/
[5th Cavalry M Company]
Photograph of fancy riding by the U.S. Cavalry. One of the men, who has just completed the jump on an obstacle course, is carrying the banner which designates the 5th Cavalry M Company. In the distant background are the Franklin Mountains. Left of center is Sugarloaf Peak. The Cavalry competition is being held in front of the officer’s quarters in the new Fort Bliss on Lanoria Mesa. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187729/
[8th Cavalry]
Photograph of the 8th Cavalry playing mounted tug-of-war. Two teams comprised of men and horses have been formed and are set to battle each other in a tug-of-war competition. The postcard was not mailed and has no postmark. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187706/
[Ambulance Corps]
Photograph of Ambulance Corps #2 and Field Hospital Corps #2 in Pennsylvania. This postcard is addressed to Miss India McKenzie, 5922 – 457h Avenue SE, (unknown) City. The postcard is postmarked out of Portland, Oregon, 12 July 1917. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187732/
[Army Airplane]
Postcard of a U.S. Army airplane has the markings 48 written across its fuselage. The airplane is a Spad styled two-seater model type biplane. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187728/
[Army Caterpillar Tractor]
Photograph of an army caterpillar tractor pulling heavy artillery through mud. The flatbed wagon has become stuck in the mud. Marines are attempting to get the wagon out of the mud with the assistance of the tractor. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187722/
[Army Field Ambulance]
Photograph of an ambulance transporting wounded soldiers from a Mexican battlefield. The field ambulance is carrying four men. Two of the soldiers are laying down on gurneys, while the other two soldiers are sitting upright. One of the soldiers is wearing an arm sling. The words "Maximum 8 Patients" are displayed on the side of the vehicle. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187743/
[Army Field Communications Equipment]
Photograph of field wireless used by U.S. Troops. Two soldiers are turning a portable, hand cranked power generator. A wire goes from the generator to a device located on the ground. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187721/
[Army Truck Train Transporting Troops]
Photograph of an army truck train transporting troops. The caravan is traveling through city neighborhoods. Army mule supply wagons can also be seen traveling along the same street. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187712/
Battery A on the Mexican Border
This book is an account of Battery A of the Rhode Island National Guard and its activation on June 24, 1916, its travel to the U.S.-Mexico border, its activities until it was mustered out on November 2, 1916. They were stationed at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, and also referred to their site as Camp Pershing. Includes a narrative description of their trip by train, their camp and training activities on the border. Also includes many reproductions of photographs of the troops and sites, cartoons, and a list of personnel. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth188054/
[Bayonet Drill]
Photograph of a bayonet drill. The army soldiers are practicing close quarters combat or hand to hand combat in preparation for their bayonet drilling exercises. To the left, bayonet practice dummies wait to test the soldier’s marksmanship. The rifles in this image are M1903 Springfield rifles. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187737/
[Breaking Outlaws on the Border #1]
Photograph of soldiers breaking a horse on the border. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187716/
[Breaking Outlaws on the Border #2]
Photograph of soldiers breaking a horse on the border. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187745/
[Camp Cotton]
Aerial view of Camp Cotton, El Paso, Texas. This photograph was taken south to north with the Franklin Mountains in the background. A soldier riding an Indian Motorcycle is visible in the center of the photograph. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187733/
[Camp Cotton, El Paso, Texas]
Aerial view of Camp Cotton, El Paso, Texas. In the lower center of the photograph, a soldier is visible riding an Indian Motorcycle. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187747/
[Camp Scene During a Desert Wind and Sand Storm]
Photograph of a camp during a desert wind and sand storm. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187749/
[Camp Stewart]
Photograph of Camp Stuart, which was located on the Mexican Border. In the background are the eastern slopes of the Franklin Mountains. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187738/
[Cavalry Drilling Exercise #1]
Photograph of the drilling cavalry on the Mexican Border. The second cavalryman from the right has his service revolver pointed in the air. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187744/
[Cavalry Drilling Exercise #2]
Photograph of the drilling cavalry on the Mexican Border. The second cavalryman from the right has his service revolver pointed in the air. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187726/
[Cavalry Drilling Exercise #3]
Photograph of the drilling cavalry on the Mexican Border. The second cavalryman from the right has his service revolver pointed in the air. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187725/
[Entrenching on the Mexican Border]
Photograph of entrenching on the Mexican Border. These infantry soldiers are digging a trench line. The soldiers are taking their turns digging out this trench. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187714/
First Aereo Squadron, Signal Corps, war diary : period from March 12 to April 23, 1916.
Photocopy of typescript describing activities and participants in the 1st Aereo Squadron of the Signal Corps during the Punitive Expedition against Pancho Villa from March 12 to April 23, 1916. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth188057/
[First Cavalry Drilling]
Photograph of U.S. cavalry drilling. The group of soldiers is part of the United States First Cavalry Army Division. The 8th man in the formation is holding the Unit’s flag. The flag in this image contains the number 1 on the top part of the flag and the letter E on the lower part of the flag which would make this group of men part of Company E. This postcard is post marked September 11, 1918, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and was mailed to J.R. Teague of Framingham, Massachusetts, 114 Hollis Avenue. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187720/
[First Regiment of Artillery, Company E]
Aerial photograph of an artillery camp. The two crossed cannons signify that the flags belong to an artillery unit. There is a river in the background with a few people gathered at the river’s edge. There is also an unidentified settlement on the other side of this river. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187748/
[Guarding the Customs House, El Paso, Texas]
Postcard of a group of soldiers keeping watch at the customs house in El Paso, Texas. The customs house was located on the U.S. side of the International Bridge, the gateway to and from Mexico. The majority of the soldiers are sitting down with only a few standing. Two soldiers have their rifles slung over their shoulders. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth149836/
[Infantry in Action #1]
Photograph of an infantry in Action. The soldiers are firing M1903s. The M1903 rifle was a bolt-action service rifle which normally used a 5 shot bullet clip. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187740/
[Infantry in Action #2]
Photograph of an infantry in Action. The soldiers are firing M1903s. The M1903 rifle was a bolt-action service rifle which normally used a 5 shot bullet clip. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187746/
[Infantry in Action #3]
Photograph of an infantry in Action. The soldiers are firing M1903s. The M1903 rifle was a bolt-action service rifle which normally used a 5 shot bullet clip. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187741/
[Infantry Troops]
Photographs of soldiers marching through sand. Two dogs, in flanking positions, are following the troops. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187731/
[Jumping Contest]
Postcard of several U.S. Army cavalry members riding dark-colored horses next to a low, wooden fence; several of the horses are jumping over the fence. The caption in the lower-left corner says "Jumping Contest." The postcard was sent from El Paso, Texas and is addressed to "Miss G. M. Horne" in Portland, Maine. Text on the back of the postcard reads: "Dear Gertrude:- Big military tournament here next week - 5000 soldiers; and commencing Oct. 15, a full month of maneuvers by the Division of the Army on the border. All[...] here, Walter." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187715/
[Mechanized Cavalry]
Photograph of a military tractor towing at least three supply wagons. Two of the supply wagons are loaded with pontoon boats. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187707/
[Mountain Scenery on the Border]
Postcard of mountain scenery on the border. Postcard of an unidentified group of cavalry soldiers at the base of the Franklin Mountains. Some of the horses appear to be malnourished because their ribs are showing. Perhaps the horses were left to graze in this field. On the right hand side of this postcard three soldiers are looking down towards the ground and appear to be searching for something. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187711/
[Muster Call]
Postcard of U.S. Soldiers at drill. The Franklin Mountains are in the background. The post card is addressed to J.R. Teague of Framingham, Massachusetts and postmarked out of San Antonio, Texas, 22 June 1918. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187742/
[Obstacle Course Competition]
Photograph of soldiers going into action. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187734/
[Quarantined for Measles]
Photograph of individuals quarantined for measles. Postcard addressed to J. R. Teague in Framingham, Massachusetts address 114 Hollis Street. The post marked stamp on the back side reads: "San Antonio, Texas, June 1918, 8:30 pm." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187700/
[Rhode Island Artillery]
Photograph of Rhode Island artillery at El Paso, Texas. The author of the postcard identified this group of men and equipment as being part of the Rhode Island Artillery group. The Franklin Mountains are in the background; this is part of Fort Bliss is on the Lanoria Mesa. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187730/
[Soldiers Hiking]
Photograph of soldiers hiking. A horse drawn wagon and a car have moved to the side of the road to give way to the soldiers. At a distance, there is a railroad car next to the small wooden building. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187736/
[Supply Wagons]
Photograph of mountain scenery along the line of the hike. Visible among the soldiers' supplies are extra wagon wheels wagon axles. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187708/
[Target Range]
Postcard of a U.S. Army target range. These soldiers are working the back end of this target range. This postcard is postmarked 19 April 1918, Fort Bliss, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187723/
[U.S. Army Artillery Cannon]
Postcard depicting a 4 inch gun ready to fire. Several of the soldiers can be seen looking directly at the camera. At a distance and to the left another artillery team can be seen. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187703/
[U.S. Army Troops Hiking]
Photograph of a soldiers walking back to camp after a hike. The post card is addressed to J. R. Teague in Framingham, Massachusetts address 114 Hollis Street. The post marked stamp on the back reads: "San Antonio, Texas, July 27 1918, 4 pm." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187704/
[U.S. Cavalry Drill]
Postcard of an unidentified U.S. Army cavalry unit participating in horsemanship exercises. Several lines of cavalry members in uniform are standing atop dark-colored horses and riding over short wooden triangular frames. A caption at the bottom of the image says "U.S. Cavalry Drill." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187702/
[U.S. Soldiers Resting]
Photograph of soldiers resting along the line of march. The photograph was taken in the area of modern day central El Paso, Texas. There are at least two hundred rifles visible in the photograph; one soldier guards all of the rifles. Many soldiers have taken refuge under the shaded eves of the homes. Along the sidewalk, at a distance, a young girl wearing a while dress is holding a parasol and a child, also in white, is standing next to her. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187705/
[Uncle Sam's Guests at Fort Bliss, Texas]
Postcard of a family of refugees from the Mexican Revolution held at Fort Bliss, Texas. Two U.S. soldiers and a small group of men and women are behind the children and father. Tents are visible in the upper right hand corner of the postcard. A note on the back of the postcard states that the children strolled into the Perma Division for a visit and food. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth149843/
[Wounded Cavalry Horses]
The caption on the postcard reads: Wounded Cavalry Horses. These two unidentified soldiers are tending to the three wounded horses in this postcard image. All three horses have deep tissue lacerations to their front legs and chest areas that were cause by barbed wire fencing. Apparently the horses were caught up in a stampede of horses. As a result of the stampede, several of the stampeding horses were caught up in the barbed wire fencing. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187751/
[Wounded Soldier]
The postcard caption partially reads: Survivor of the Battle of Carrizal. It seems that the African American sergeant is the recent survivor of the Battle of Carrizal (Metz, Leon, Fort Bliss, page 83). The African American sergeant has three chevrons on his right uniform sleeve and appears to be one of the highest ranking men among this group of men. He is also wearing driver's goggles on his hat. There is no accompanying information given about his identity. The postcard was post marked out of El Paso, Texas, February circa 1915 – 1920 and is addressed to: Mrs. C H Breslin, Union Hotel, Altoona, Pennsylvania. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth187727/