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Army supply routes to border outposts in the upper part of Presidio County of the Big Bend District of Texas 1916-1921. Map

Army supply routes to border outposts in the upper part of Presidio County of the Big Bend District of Texas 1916-1921. Map

Date: unknown
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Description: Shows ranches in Presidio County, Texas and lists water stops and camp sites on the ranches made available to U. S. Army troops stationed in the Big Bend District between 1916 and 1921.
Contributing Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
Insignias of the branches of the Army in service on the U.S.-Mexico border from 1916 into the early 1920s. Picture

Insignias of the branches of the Army in service on the U.S.-Mexico border from 1916 into the early 1920s. Picture

Date: 1961
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Description: Sketches of insignia and brief summaries of activities of the branches of the U.S. Army in service on the U.S.-Mexico border from 1916 into the early 1920s. Includes protocol of hat cords.
Contributing Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
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.
Contributing Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
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.
Contributing Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
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.
Contributing Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
The 4th Field (Mountain) Artillery before 1920. Picture

The 4th Field (Mountain) Artillery before 1920. Picture

Date: 1920
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Description: Brief history of the 4th Field (Mountain) Artillery, pre-1920s to 1956; drawings of artillery loaded on mules.
Contributing Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
Description of a Military Pack Train. Picture

Description of a Military Pack Train. Picture

Date: 1920
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Description: Drawing of muleteers in camp during a trip to deliver military cargo to places inaccessible by wagon. Figure on the left may represent W. D. Smithers, who was a packer for the Army.
Contributing Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
U. S. Cavalry detachments and bases of army pilots on or near the U.S.-Mexico border, 1918-1919. Map

U. S. Cavalry detachments and bases of army pilots on or near the U.S.-Mexico border, 1918-1919. Map

Date: 1918/1919
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Description: Identifies towns where Cavalry units were stationed on the border from El Paso to Del Rio in 1918 and 1919. An inset shows locations of the three U. S. Military District headquarters (Rockwell Field, CA; Fort Bliss, TX; and Kelly Field, TX) for the pilots patrolling the border from the Pacific to the Gulf of Mexico.
Contributing Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)