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 County: El Paso County, TX
 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
[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
[Soldiers Hiking]

[Soldiers Hiking]

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

[Camp Cotton]

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

[Wounded Cavalry Horses]

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