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)
[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)
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)
Railroad map of Mexico.

Railroad map of Mexico.

Date: 1916
Creator: United States War Dept. General Staff War College Division
Description: Map shows existing and proposed railroad lines, state boundaries, major cities and station stops; electric [power?] lines on inset. Inset: "Enlarged map, state of Mexico and surrounding country." Relief shown by hachures. Scale [ca. 1:2,800,000].
Contributing Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
The U. S. Cavalry troops on the U. S. - Mexico border in 1916. Picture

The U. S. Cavalry troops on the U. S. - Mexico border in 1916. Picture

Date: 1961
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Description: Illustrated descriptions of activities of Cavalry patrols on the U.S. - Mexico border, 1916-1918. Includes map of boundary line from California to the Gulf of Mexico.
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)
Uses of horses and mules in the U.S. Cavalry. Picture

Uses of horses and mules in the U.S. Cavalry. Picture

Date: 1920
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Description: Illustrated explanation of the qualifications and duties of the men, horses, and mules of the Remount Service of the U. S. Cavalry.
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)
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)
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