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El ataque a Ciudad Juárez y los acontecimientos del 14 al 18 de junio. English.

Description: 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.
Date: 1919
Creator: Enciso Durán, Xavier.
Item Type: Book
Partner: University of Texas at El Paso

[Muster Call]

Description: Postcard of U.S. Soldiers at drill. The Franklin Mountains are in the background. The post card is addressed to J.R. Teague of Framingham, Massachusetts and postmarked out of San Antonio, Texas, 22 June 1918.
Date: June 22, 1918
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: El Paso Public Library

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.
Date: 1916
Creator: Stiness, Henry R.W.
Item Type: Book
Partner: University of Texas at El Paso

[China Town, Colonia Dublan, Mexico]

Description: 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.
Date: [1916..1917]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Jumping Contest]

Description: Postcard of several U.S. Army cavalry members riding dark-colored horses next to a low, wooden fence; several of the horses are jumping over the fence. The caption in the lower-left corner says "Jumping Contest." The postcard was sent from El Paso, Texas and is addressed to "Miss G. M. Horne" in Portland, Maine. Text on the back of the postcard reads: "Dear Gertrude:- Big military tournament here next week - 5000 soldiers; and commencing Oct. 15, a full month of maneuvers by the Division of the Army on the border. All[...] here, Walter."
Date: October 4, 1914
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Executed Man]

Description: Postcard of a deceased man. The caption on the postcard indicates that the individual was executed. He appears to have been shot; a pool of blood runs down the sidewalk. Papers are strewn about the body. The feet of onlookers are seen on a doorstep at the top of the postcard.
Date: November 19, 1913
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Damaged Building in Juarez, Mexico]

Description: 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.
Date: January 18, 1913
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Scene of Disorder in Barracks after the Battle of Juarez, Mexico]

Description: Postcard of a group of men and women observing the disarray of personal belongings within a courtyard after the Battle of Juarez. A variety of items, including clothing, blankets, hats, and crates are gathered into one large pile. Horses are in the background, behind the group.
Date: May 1911
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: El Paso Public Library

The revolution in Mexico.

Description: Printed copy of a speech given by William H. Burges, who was a prominent El Paso lawyer and businessman, in the presence of both Francisco Madero and General Juan Navarro. The speaker urges the audience to support the establishment of Madero’s government in Mexico.
Date: 1911
Creator: Burges, William H. (William Henry), 1867-1946
Item Type: Book
Partner: University of Texas at El Paso

[4.7 Inch Gun M1906]

Description: 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.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[5th Cavalry M Company]

Description: 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.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[8th Cavalry]

Description: 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.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Airing Beds at a Military Camp]

Description: 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."
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Airing Tents]

Description: Postcard depicting a tent being aired out. The cloth top of the tent has been pulled away so that the tent can be aired. Soldiers stand around the structure.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Ambulance Corps]

Description: 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.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Army Airplane]

Description: Postcard of a U.S. Army airplane has the markings 48 written across its fuselage. The airplane is a Spad styled two-seater model type biplane.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Army Ambulances]

Description: Photograph of a U.S. Army Ambulance in Mexico. The driver of the first ambulance is looking directly at the photographer while the driver of the second ambulance appears to be taking a nap.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Army Caterpillar Tractor]

Description: 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.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Army Field Ambulance]

Description: 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.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Army Field Communications Equipment]

Description: Photograph of field wireless used by U.S. Troops. Two soldiers are turning a portable, hand cranked power generator. A wire goes from the generator to a device located on the ground.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Army Truck Train Transporting Troops]

Description: Photograph of an army truck train transporting troops. The caravan is traveling through city neighborhoods. Army mule supply wagons can also be seen traveling along the same street.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Army Wagon Train]

Description: 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.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: El Paso Public Library