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Pershing expedition into Mexico 1916-1917. Map

Pershing expedition into Mexico 1916-1917. Map

Date: unknown
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Description: Shows area of Mexico covered by the Expedition, lists places used as U. S. headquarters, gives details of battles fought with Villistas and Carrancistas by cavalry units commanded by Colonel Dodd and Major Robert L. Howze, lists bases of the First Aero Squadron commanded by Captain B. D. Foulois.
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Raid on Columbus, New Mexico and the Punitive Expedition into Mexico, 1916-1917. Map

Raid on Columbus, New Mexico and the Punitive Expedition into Mexico, 1916-1917. Map

Date: unknown
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Description: Details of raid on Columbus, New Mexico on 9 March 1916 with inset plat of the town, list of "Raider's Objectives," and short summary of the U. S. Army Punitive Expedition into Mexico that followed.
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The four famous cavalry regiments of the First Cavalry Division. Picture

The four famous cavalry regiments of the First Cavalry Division. Picture

Date: 1961
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Description: Brief histories of the four cavalry regiments (5th, 7th, 8th, and 12th) organized into the First Cavalry Division at Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas in 1921. Illustrated with the insignia of the five units.
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Overland march with camels from Camp Verde, Texas to Tejon Pass, California, 1857-1858. Map

Overland march with camels from Camp Verde, Texas to Tejon Pass, California, 1857-1858. Map

Date: unknown
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Description: Shows route of the Army camel train surveying for a wagon route across the West along the 35th Parallel under the direction of Lieutenant E. F. Beale, also used to test the feasibility of using camels as military pack animals. Shows relationship to U. S. Route 66.
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Candelilla wax plant & U. S. Cavalry presence at Glenn Springs, Texas, 1916. Picture

Candelilla wax plant & U. S. Cavalry presence at Glenn Springs, Texas, 1916. Picture

Date: 1961
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Description: Account of attack of Mexican raiders on Glenn Spring, Texas May 5, 1916. The documentation was compiled and illustrated by photojournalist W. D. Smithers in 1961. Includes information on production of candelilla wax at the Ellis and Wood wax factory in Glenn Spring between 1911 and 1916.
Contributing Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
U. S. Cavalry Medical Corps 1916-1921. Picture

U. S. Cavalry Medical Corps 1916-1921. Picture

Date: 1920
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Description: Illustrations and captions depicting activities of the Medical Corps of the Cavalry serving on the U. S. - Mexico border between 1916 and 1921. Includes prescription for treatment of colic in horses.
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Items needed for horse and man while on a march. Picture

Items needed for horse and man while on a march. Picture

Date: 1920
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Description: Illustrated list of 24 items carried by the U. S. Cavalryman while on a march c. 1916.
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Nomenclature of harness, ambulance, or escort wagon. Picture

Nomenclature of harness, ambulance, or escort wagon. Picture

Date: unknown
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Description: Drawing of the "off" (right) side of a four-mule army wagon team detailing and naming the harness parts. The drawing was published in Chronicles of the Big Bend, W. D. Smithers, Madrona Press, Austin, Texas, 1976, p. 14.
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Field Artillery on the U. S. - Mexico border 1916-1921. Picture

Field Artillery on the U. S. - Mexico border 1916-1921. Picture

Date: 1961
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Description: Brief description of the personnel and operations of a battery unit of the U. S. Army on the U. S. - Mexico border, 1916-1921, including a note on the march of Battery B, 6th Field Artillery, into Mexico with the Punitive Expedition. Illustrations based on photographs taken between 1916 and 1922.
Contributing Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
Types of cavalrymen, their mounts and equipment 1916-1921. Picture

Types of cavalrymen, their mounts and equipment 1916-1921. Picture

Date: 1920
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Description: Depicts equipment and describes activities of U. S. Cavalry in defense of the U. S. - Mexico border, 1916-1921.
Contributing Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)