The postcard captions reads: "Firing 4.7” Gun. W. H. Horne Co. El Paso, Tex." The 4.7 inch Field Gun M1906 was designed and issued by the US Army Ordnance Department in 1906. There is no accompanying information to positively identify the troops in the postcard or the exact location of this event. The postcard is addressed to J.R. Teague, Framingham Massachusetts, 114 Hollis Av. The postcard is postmarked El Paso, Texas, February 13, 1918, 2 PM.
Photograph of fancy riding by the U.S. Cavalry. One of the men, who has just completed the jump on an obstacle course, is carrying the banner which designates the 5th Cavalry M Company. In the distant background are the Franklin Mountains. Left of center is Sugarloaf Peak. The Cavalry competition is being held in front of the officer’s quarters in the new Fort Bliss on Lanoria Mesa.
Photograph of the 8th Cavalry playing mounted tug-of-war. Two teams comprised of men and horses have been formed and are set to battle each other in a tug-of-war competition. The postcard was not mailed and has no postmark.
Postcard of soldiers airing beds at a military camp on the border after a storm. Text on the reverse of the postcard reads: "We air our tents every other day and it is some sigh to look across the camp and see them all furled."
Photograph of Ambulance Corps #2 and Field Hospital Corps #2 in Pennsylvania. This postcard is addressed to Miss India McKenzie, 5922 – 457h Avenue SE, (unknown) City. The postcard is postmarked out of Portland, Oregon, 12 July 1917.
Photograph of an army caterpillar tractor pulling heavy artillery through mud. The flatbed wagon has become stuck in the mud. Marines are attempting to get the wagon out of the mud with the assistance of the tractor.
Photograph of an ambulance transporting wounded soldiers from a Mexican battlefield. The field ambulance is carrying four men. Two of the soldiers are laying down on gurneys, while the other two soldiers are sitting upright. One of the soldiers is wearing an arm sling. The words "Maximum 8 Patients" are displayed on the side of the vehicle.
Photograph of an army wagon train crossing the Mexican desert. There are three United States Army supply wagons visible. The supply wagons are being pulled by teams of mules and are guarded by U.S. Soldiers.
This piece was written to provide a firsthand account regarding the attack on Ciudad Juárez by Villistas and related events. It also provides information regarding the effects of the battle on El Paso, Texas and includes named civilian casualties. The official American response is also noted. The translation was probably done in the 1970s.
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.
Postcard shows four men on horses facing a body on the ground. A fifth man on a horse is situated farther away from the group. The men are all wearing uniforms and uniform hats. The man on the ground is missing a shoe, and lies in front of a bush. The group is surrounded by desert. There are mountains visible in the distance. [Text on back of postcard.]
Photograph of a bayonet drill. The army soldiers are practicing close quarters combat or hand to hand combat in preparation for their bayonet drilling exercises. To the right, bayonet practice dummies wait to test the soldier’s marksmanship. The rifles in this image are M1903 Springfield rifles.
Postcard depicts soldiers performing a bayonet drill. In the photograph, dummy bundles of straw hang from a wooden structure. The soldiers attack the bundles with bayonets. Postcard is addressed to J. R. Teague of Framingham, Massachusetts, 114 Hollis St. Postcard is postmarked from San Antonio, Texas July 6, 1918 at 5:30 P.M.
Postcard shows a dead bandit lying on the ground. A man on a horse looks down at him. Text on the image says: "The Bodies of Dead Bandits found all along the Trail of Pancho Villa." Mountains are visible in the background. The two men are surrounded by desert.
Postcard depicting a bullfight in a Ciudad Juarez, Mexico arena. In the photograph, two men in costume wait to bullfight, and one man is directly engaging the bull. People are visible in the stands. Advertisements are visible in both English and Spanish. Postcard was stamped and mailed from El Paso, Texas on April 27, 1915. [Text on back of postcard.]
Postcard depicting a man bullfighting in Juarez, Mexico. There is one assistant helping the bullfighter. In the photograph, the bullfighter rides on a horse as he fights. People are visible in the stands. There are advertisements on the fences in the arena. Over one of the advertisements on the left side of the image, is a tear in the picture.
A postcard depicting two matadors fighting a bull in Mexico. The two matadors face the bull, with one matador raising sticks in the air, and one matador holding a cape. A third matador stands off to the side with a cape. One bull is lying on the ground. People are visible in the stands. [Text on back of postcard.]
A postcard depicting a bullfight in Plaza de Toros, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. One matador engages the bull directly. Three other matadors stand away from the bull. A crowd is visible in the stands, with one onlooker reaching out towards the bull. There is advertising in Spanish on the wall surrounding the arena. [Text on back of postcard.]
Postcard depicts a mass grave after a battle. Bodies are lined up next to each other and on top of each other, situated between two dirt walls. Men surround the grave site. Text on the image says: "Burial Scene After the Big Battle." On the back of the postcard, the date says: "Dec. 1, 1913"
This postcard depicts a cremation site in Ojinaga, Mexico. Bodies lie on top of cactus and brush. A man wearing a uniform crouches next to the bodies with metal can. Out of the frame, another man stands with only his leg and foot in the picture. [Text on back of postcard.]
The picture depicts the scene of cremated bodies in Columbus, New Mexico. Burned human remains are visible in the image. Torsos and limbs are distinguishable, as well as some clothing. Text on the image says: "Burning the Bodies of Bandits at Columbus, NM."
Aerial view of Camp Cotton, El Paso, Texas. This photograph was taken south to north with the Franklin Mountains in the background. A soldier riding an Indian Motorcycle is visible in the center of the photograph.
Postcard depicting the Camp Pershing YMCA members in El Paso, Texas. There are 18 individuals standing in a group in front of a wooden structure. The wooden structure has a large sign attached to it that says YMCA. All of the men are wearing uniforms and some are wearing uniform hats.
Postcard depicting a soldier standing among five visible tents in an El Paso, Texas army camp. The soldier wears a uniform and hat. He holds a rifle up against his shoulder. Behind the soldier is a large red building with indistinguishable writing on it. There are also several buildings and a mountain in the distance behind the soldier.
A postcard depicting a camp scene in Columbus, New Mexico. A group of soldiers in uniform faces three men in uniform. On the left side of the picture, a soldier holds a rifle. Other soldiers stand inside the entry of the cloth tents in the background. Beds and supplies are visible in the foreground. [Text on back of postcard.]
Photograph of 10 visible soldiers in a campsite in Mexico. Some of the men are situated in front of one-person tents. Two of the soldiers are walking around. One soldier is lying down. The soldiers are wearing uniforms. The campsite is surrounded by tall brush and large trees.
Postcard depicting disassembled tents and camp supplies in the desert after a sand storm. In the photograph, some men stand around the campsite and some work to assemble tents. Three covered wagons are visible in the background. The camp is surrounded by flat and treeless land.
Postcard of a U. S. military camp on the U.S. - Mexican border. Two rows of tents are in the forefront; a row of cabins is visible on the right. A variety of miscellaneous items, including wooden boards, fire wood, buckets, barrels and trash cans, are strewn on the ground in between the rows of tents. Soldiers are inside the open-sided tents completing chores.
The picture shows a cart full of bodies being pulled away. To the right of the cart, a body lies on the ground. A man with a rifle looks away from the camera on the left side of the picture. Another man with a rifle, on the right side, looks towards the cart. Brush is piled in a heap near the cart next to the remains of an adobe structure. [Text on back of postcard.]
Postcard of U.S. soldiers from the Punitive Expedition exploring China Town in Colonia Dublan, a Mormon colony in Mexico. General John J. Pershing established his headquarters at Colinia Dublan for the duration of the expedition. Groups of soldiers converse with one another as they stop at individual tents and huts. In the far distance, a wagon is traveling away from the town.
This picture shows Colonel H.J. Slocum, the commanding officer of the 13th Calvary Regiment in Columbus, New Mexico. Col. Slocum is the focus of the image. He is dressed in uniform and hat and holds a cigar. To his right, the rear of a motorcycle is shown. In the background there are various wood buildings. There are also two people standing in the background.
The image shows a fire burning with dark smoke. In the fire, logs are visible as well as human bodies. The area is surrounded by desert. Text on the postcard says: "Cremating Bodies on a Mexican Battlefield."
Postcard of a destroyed building in Juarez, Mexico during the Mexican Revolution. Bullet holes cover the exterior of the building. All of the windows have been destroyed, the roof no longer exists, and heavy smoke damage from a fire is evident.
The picture shows a field full of dead men. The men in the foreground are lying next to each other in a row, with some of the men stacked on top of each other. Various personal possessions such as hats are on or around the men. On the left bottom side of the picture, a piece of film is torn off.
The picture shows two men situated near a dead body on the ground. One of the men sits atop his horse and looks down. The other man is off of his horse and stands close to the body. The men are dressed in civilian clothes, and the man atop his horse has a rifle.
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