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  Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2006
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)
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.
Contributing Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
Four stages of packing an army mule. Picture

Four stages of packing an army mule. Picture

Date: 1920
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Description: Detailed illustration of the diamond hitch pattern of ropes used to secure a load to an army mule before 1920.
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)
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)
Lower part of Brewster County, the Big Bend District, 1916-1930. Map

Lower part of Brewster County, the Big Bend District, 1916-1930. Map

Date: unknown
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Description: Identifies families and ranches in lower Brewster County Texas between 1916 and 1930, WWI quicksilver mines, and provides information on the Glenn Springs Raid of 1916.
Contributing Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
Military pack train in Pinto Canyon, Texas. Picture

Military pack train in Pinto Canyon, Texas. Picture

Date: 1920
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Description: Illustrated description of composition and use of pack trains by the military in the Big Bend area of Texas, 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)
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)
Overland troop movements, 1916-1935. Map

Overland troop movements, 1916-1935. Map

Date: unknown
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Description: Map of Texas/Mexico border showing line of forts from El Paso to Brownsville. Includes chart of mileages between Texas forts, listing of old forts in Texas still active in 1935, information about cavalry speeds and auxiliary units, and inset of U.S./Mexico border showing line of forts from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico.
Contributing Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)