The border air patrol 1918-1919. Picture

The border air patrol 1918-1919. Picture

Date: 1920
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Description: Illustrated description of the air support for the U. S. Cavalry on the Texas-Mexico border, 1918-1919.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)