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 Language: English
 Collection: The Mexican Revolution on the Border: Primary Sources from El Paso
Battery A on the Mexican Border

Battery A on the Mexican Border

Date: 1916
Creator: Stiness, Henry R.W.
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at El Paso
[Military Camp in Mexico]

[Military Camp in Mexico]

Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Description: Postcard of a military camp in Mexico. Several adobe structures, which appear to homes, can be seen in the background.
Contributing Partner: El Paso Public Library
[Field Ambulance]

[Field Ambulance]

Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Description: Photograph of U.S. Ambulance picking up wounded soldiers on a battlefield. Three unidentified soldiers are placing a wounded soldier onto the field gurney also known as a stretcher or litter. This particular field ambulance was specially modified with supporting hooks so that it could transport up to four loaded field gurneys. The unidentified man in the dark suit and wearing the derby hat is most likely a newsman.
Contributing Partner: El Paso Public Library
[Ambulance Corps]

[Ambulance Corps]

Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: El Paso Public Library
[Infantry Troops]

[Infantry Troops]

Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Description: Photographs of soldiers marching through sand. Two dogs, in flanking positions, are following the troops.
Contributing Partner: El Paso Public Library
[Bayonet Drill]

[Bayonet Drill]

Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: El Paso Public Library
[Rhode Island Artillery]

[Rhode Island Artillery]

Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: El Paso Public Library
[Camp Stewart]

[Camp Stewart]

Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Description: Photograph of Camp Stuart, which was located on the Mexican Border. In the background are the eastern slopes of the Franklin Mountains.
Contributing Partner: El Paso Public Library
[Obstacle Course Competition]

[Obstacle Course Competition]

Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Description: Photograph of soldiers going into action.
Contributing Partner: El Paso Public Library
[Army Ambulances]

[Army Ambulances]

Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Description: Photograph of a U.S. Army Ambulance in Mexico. The driver of the first ambulance is looking directly at the photographer while the driver of the second ambulance appears to be taking a nap.
Contributing Partner: El Paso Public Library
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