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)
[A cavalry roundup. Picture]

[A cavalry roundup. Picture]

Date: 1920
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Description: Drawing depicting sergeant of a cavalry troop recovering stolen cattle on the Texas-Mexico border, c.1916.
Contributing Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
The awakening of a cavalry packer. Picture

The awakening of a cavalry packer. Picture

Date: 1920
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Description: Illustration of ten mules secured on a picket line and their cavalry packer in camp at 3:00 a.m.
Contributing Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
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)
Texas National Guard units on duty on the U. S. - Mexico border 1916-1917. Picture

Texas National Guard units on duty on the U. S. - Mexico border 1916-1917. Picture

Date: 1920
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Description: Illustrated descriptions of the National Guardsmen in tent camps on the U.S. - Mexico border, 1916-1917 and in service in France in 1918. Theses troops are variously identified by W. D. Smithers as the Fourth Texas Infantry, Militia (National Guard) of Texas, and the 36th Division (U.S.).
Contributing Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
Army cooks on U. S. & Mexico border from 1916 to the twenties. Picture

Army cooks on U. S. & Mexico border from 1916 to the twenties. Picture

Date: unknown
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Description: Illustrated descriptions of the Army field kitchens on the U. S. - Mexico border, 1916-1920, from cooking equipment loaded on mule-drawn wagons to rolling kitchens pulled by trucks. Includes recipe for El Rancho Stew and a diagram of Army Field Range #1 (cook stove).
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)
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)
Cavalry officers of the 1916-1921 period. Picture

Cavalry officers of the 1916-1921 period. Picture

Date: 1920
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Description: Drawings of officers in charge of activities on the U.S.-Mexico border between 1916 and 1921, indicating ranks and commands.
Contributing Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)
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