The Dialville Reporter (Dialville, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 5, Ed. 1 Friday, August 25, 1916 Page: 1 of 8
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for as.it Hats .been expressed by
some of the boys, this is the
'tonesbmfcSt place on earth...
Our grub is good liiost of the
W<p£t'bnt some tlmesthe grub of
Battery ‘ A. gets Jow and the
To the re*
me on the njght or wie sixtn at
my home, that night Will never
be forgotten by me for no one
can relize how I felt as all my
friends began to bidjme goodbye
Ifeltas ifI never would get to
see them again, but I feel differ-
I am going to give you a short
description of „tho country ar-
round the Ft.
Ft. Ringgold is situated on the
bank of the Rio Grande river and
on the east, north and west sides
the land is more br less reeling
for five or six miles then it rools
into hiUs or small mountains, as
they are called out here, While
on the south sideTaccross the
river is Mexico which is level as
far as you can see with mosquite
bushes and cactus in abundance
everywhere but there is hardly
enough grass to keep one cow
Duo JoufK o* owu.
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I can’E*tel^you-much about twf my next. '•
Qaive/y or infantay for tiiey are * AUof 4hb!t)oy§ hereat the .'Ft.
in different quarters from us. fa in haaWtfcd-' moifcU
Battery A. of wh%h I am a them areingood spirits, because
member, consists of about 196. frq|g aii indications thelitis will
men including the officers with be pay day and that Is one day
$,bout 150 horses and 12 mules^ t^at ap soi<iiers l^ok forward to
evejry morning the first call is even myself, it is the belief of the
sounded at 5:45 and last call and boys and some of the officers
reville is sounded at 6:00 o’ clock, that the Militia will all ^ home
the drivers then go yvater and by the 15th of Oct. if not sooner,
feed tliq horses, while .the can- j don’t believe I will object much
nooneere gather up all of the pa- if they are called in.
per and rubish from arround the Battery D. of the regular
tents, then we have breakfast at •. . . ,
9:45 then at 7:30 drill call is soun- . 4
ded the drivers ^ their horsM 8 or ,0 hor8ea in ’ the last three
and harness and h.tch then, to ^ ^ ffom ,he
the guns and casamna thence tandor8 and th6 ,h0
go ontand dr,11 tor two hours de8ea!!eswas ^red by wild
and a half and come in and uu- ' , ' . !
harness then at 11:00 the drivers I burf°»bat ™ *he tbree
havent anything to do until 4:30 tbeCalvery j > • ,
then the drivers have to gfbom Battery A. has been lucky so
their horses then feed and water far with their houses, there has
and we have suppers* 0:00 then not been a horse of theirs died
at 6-45 retreat is sounded then in over a month. Battery A. is
we are free pdtil 10:30, some *he only fully equipt Battery in
people say that army life is easy the National Guard, both in guns
but I don’t think so. carriages horses and men, and is
I think that/have said enough ranked with the regulars, we
for this time/nd perhaps I will have lost several of our men
■ jfext time. lately by discharge, they are get
f~ Word G. Vaughn. tin8 discharges on the plea of de-
ring is also a letter Pendants and there will be sev
r Vaughn, the first eral discharged as students.
to a gw
Tere is g
dered by a
miles is the'town of Tmnargo
Mex. and* about five miles this
See Coy Halbert for your Sat
urday Blade, Chicago Ledger
Lone Scouts, Dallas News, am
side of Tomargo is a|
Battery and a regiment of Infan-
try they are there guarding the
border the same as .we are.
The weather here during the
midday hours is extremely ho
while the night hours Iron
sun ub until sun doWn is as coo
as one could wish for and aboui
1:00or 2:00 A. M. you have to use
Here at the Ft. are two Bat-
one of i
of paper,* write
they can buy their
four groceries, feed
Here’s what’s next.
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Scott, L. E. The Dialville Reporter (Dialville, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 5, Ed. 1 Friday, August 25, 1916, newspaper, August 25, 1916; Dialville, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth528544/m1/1/: accessed September 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .