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 County: Luna County, NM
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2009
[Army Chow Time]

[Army Chow Time]

Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Description: Photograph of soldiers waiting in line outside of a mess tent. The soldiers are wearing hats and military uniforms.
Contributing Partner: El Paso Public Library
[Burial Coffins]

[Burial Coffins]

Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Description: Photograph of burial coffins. In the photograph, four U.S. Service member coffins rest atop carrying caskets.
Contributing Partner: El Paso Public Library
[Columbus, New Mexico Refugees]

[Columbus, New Mexico Refugees]

Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Description: Photograph of Columbus Refugees. The Raid on Columbus, New Mexico was conducted by Pancho Villa and his band of insurrectos in March of 1916. To the east and north of Columbus is the Florida Mountain range; to the west and north is the Tres Hermanas Range; south, into Mexico, is the Sierra de los Palomas, and to the north is Cooke's Range. The accompanying information on the back of this photograph reads as follows: "Refugees from Columbus, New Mexico evacuated following raid?"
Contributing Partner: El Paso Public Library
[Field Artillery]

[Field Artillery]

Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Oits A.
Description: Photograph of field artillery cannons. These artillery pieces were brought in to protect the town of Columbus, New Mexico after the raids by Mexican rebels. These small but effective cannons were ideal for combat in the desert because of their mobility. In the background a "mule train" carries additional supplies. Beyond the pack animals and on top of the mesa, U.S. Soldiers can be seen using signal flags to contact a distant signaling post.
Contributing Partner: El Paso Public Library
[Guarding the Dead]

[Guarding the Dead]

Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Description: Photograph of a soldier guarding burial caskets. There are at least three coffins and three transportation caskets clearly visible in this photograph. The darker coffins are resting on top of their respective unsealed white transportation caskets. In the background a train awaits.
Contributing Partner: El Paso Public Library
[Honoring the Dead]

[Honoring the Dead]

Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Description: Photograph of a Military Funeral Detail. In this photograph, full Military Funeral Honors are being presented to some of the Soldiers that were struck down during the March 9, 1916 raid on Columbus, New Mexico. These coffins are being prepared for transportation by railroad car.
Contributing Partner: El Paso Public Library
[Military Officers Talking Strategy]

[Military Officers Talking Strategy]

Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Description: Photograph of a group of unidentified military officers looking at a map. A group of five military officers can be seen strategically planning their next military move while looking over a map. Three unidentified gentleman can bee seen looking over the shoulders of the officers.
Contributing Partner: El Paso Public Library
[Riderless Horse Ceremony]

[Riderless Horse Ceremony]

Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Description: Photograph of a Riderless Horse Ceremony in Columbus, New Mexico. Leading the ceremony on this day was the U.S. Army Marching Band. Towards the middle of the photo is a lone, riderless horse.
Contributing Partner: El Paso Public Library
[Soldiers Carrying Caskets]

[Soldiers Carrying Caskets]

Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Description: Photograph of soldiers carrying burial caskets. This section of an even larger funeral detail is seen carrying four caskets in Columbus, New Mexico.
Contributing Partner: El Paso Public Library
[Soldiers Loading Burial Caskets]

[Soldiers Loading Burial Caskets]

Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Description: Photograph of burial caskets being loaded onto a waiting train car. A large group of people has assembled nearby. Honor Guards load the caskets onto the waiting train card.
Contributing Partner: El Paso Public Library
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