[McGinty Cannon and Insurrectos]

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Photograph of the famed McGinty Cannon of El Paso, Texas surrounded by armed insurrectos near Ojinaga, Mexico. The second man standing from the left is Captain James Charles Bulger and Captain Alfred W. Lewis is standing in between the man sitting behind the Colt Automatic Machine Gun and General Antonio Villareal, whose hand is on the wheel of the cannon.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.

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Aultman, Otis A. 1911~.

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Photograph of the famed McGinty Cannon of El Paso, Texas surrounded by armed insurrectos near Ojinaga, Mexico. The second man standing from the left is Captain James Charles Bulger and Captain Alfred W. Lewis is standing in between the man sitting behind the Colt Automatic Machine Gun and General Antonio Villareal, whose hand is on the wheel of the cannon.

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1 photograph : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.

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According to a newspaper article, the fourth man standing from the left is a Guilford Jones, though this is yet to be confirmed as no other information on Jones has been found. The McGinty Cannon became famous due to its participation in the revolution; a brief description of those events follows. The cannon was in the possession of the El Paso Pioneer Association when the Mexican Revolution broke out and was on display at City Hall Park. After realizing that the cannon would greatly aid the insurrecto cause, a few rebel sympathizers (Dr. Ira Bush, Ned Harper, Abraham Molina, and Dr. Frank Thatcher) kidnapped, though many would argue they merely borrowed, the McGinty Cannon from City Hall Park and smuggled it out of the country and delivered it to Madero's men in Mexico. The cannon served the rebels well in a variety of locations, including Ojinaga, until it was later returned to the city of El Paso in August 1911.

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  • 1911~

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  • Dec. 6, 2009, 7:38 p.m.

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  • Oct. 30, 2013, 11:14 a.m.

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Aultman, Otis A. [McGinty Cannon and Insurrectos], photograph, 1911~; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth63345/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting El Paso Public Library.