Battery A on the Mexican Border

Description

This book is an account of Battery A of the Rhode Island National Guard and its activation on June 24, 1916, its travel to the U.S.-Mexico border, its activities until it was mustered out on November 2, 1916. They were stationed at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, and also referred to their site as Camp Pershing. Includes a narrative description of their trip by train, their camp and training activities on the border. Also includes many reproductions of photographs of the troops and sites, cartoons, and a list of personnel.

Physical Description

141 p. : ill. ; 32 cm.

Creation Information

Stiness, Henry R.W. 1916.

Context

This book is part of the collection entitled: The Mexican Revolution on the Border: Primary Sources from El Paso and was provided by University of Texas at El Paso to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 719 times , with 26 in the last month . More information about this book can be viewed below.

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Artist

  • Walton, Edward Created line drawings of military scenes used on end papers.

Correspondent

  • Tugman, William M. Journalist from the Providence Journal who was assigned to cover the National Guard troops on the border. Excerpts from his dispatches and comments are quoted in the book.

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Publisher

  • [E.S. Jones sons]
    Publisher Info: Printer information from colophon
    Place of Publication: [Providence, R.I. ]

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University of Texas at El Paso

The Special Collections at the University of Texas at El Paso include book, serial, photographic, and manuscript materials about the history of El Paso and Northern Mexico. The UTEP Library contains digital copies of books from the period of the Mexican Revolution and has participated in a project that digitized the local paper.

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Description

This book is an account of Battery A of the Rhode Island National Guard and its activation on June 24, 1916, its travel to the U.S.-Mexico border, its activities until it was mustered out on November 2, 1916. They were stationed at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, and also referred to their site as Camp Pershing. Includes a narrative description of their trip by train, their camp and training activities on the border. Also includes many reproductions of photographs of the troops and sites, cartoons, and a list of personnel.

Physical Description

141 p. : ill. ; 32 cm.

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The Mexican Revolution on the Border: Primary Sources from El Paso

These primary source items relate to the Mexican Revolution. The collection includes 15 books and 10 postcards dating from 1910 to 1919.

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Creation Date

  • 1916

Start & End Dates

  • June 24, 1916 - November 2, 1916

Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • Oct. 10, 2011, 9:26 p.m.

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  • March 26, 2012, 7:21 p.m.

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Stiness, Henry R.W. Battery A on the Mexican Border, book, 1916; [Providence, R.I. ]. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth188054/: accessed November 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas at El Paso.