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

[Rhode Island Artillery]
Photograph of Rhode Island artillery at El Paso, Texas. The author of the postcard identified this group of men and equipment as being part of the Rhode Island Artillery group. The Franklin Mountains are in the background; this is part of Fort Bliss is on the Lanoria Mesa.
[Soldiers Hiking]
Photograph of soldiers hiking. A horse drawn wagon and a car have moved to the side of the road to give way to the soldiers. At a distance, there is a railroad car next to the small wooden building.
[Supply Wagons]
Photograph of mountain scenery along the line of the hike. Visible among the soldiers' supplies are extra wagon wheels wagon axles.
[Target Range]
Postcard of a U.S. Army target range. These soldiers are working the back end of this target range. This postcard is postmarked 19 April 1918, Fort Bliss, Texas.
[U.S. Army Artillery Cannon]
Postcard depicting a 4 inch gun ready to fire. Several of the soldiers can be seen looking directly at the camera. At a distance and to the left another artillery team can be seen.
[U.S. Army Troops Hiking]
Photograph of a soldiers walking back to camp after a hike. The post card is addressed to J. R. Teague in Framingham, Massachusetts address 114 Hollis Street. The post marked stamp on the back reads: "San Antonio, Texas, July 27 1918, 4 pm."
[U.S. Cavalry Drill]
Postcard of an unidentified U.S. Army cavalry unit participating in horsemanship exercises. Several lines of cavalry members in uniform are standing atop dark-colored horses and riding over short wooden triangular frames. A caption at the bottom of the image says "U.S. Cavalry Drill."
[U.S. Soldiers Resting]
Photograph of soldiers resting along the line of march. The photograph was taken in the area of modern day central El Paso, Texas. There are at least two hundred rifles visible in the photograph; one soldier guards all of the rifles. Many soldiers have taken refuge under the shaded eves of the homes. Along the sidewalk, at a distance, a young girl wearing a while dress is holding a parasol and a child, also in white, is standing next to her.
[Uncle Sam's Guests at Fort Bliss, Texas]
Postcard of a family of refugees from the Mexican Revolution held at Fort Bliss, Texas. Two U.S. soldiers and a small group of men and women are behind the children and father. Tents are visible in the upper right hand corner of the postcard. A note on the back of the postcard states that the children strolled into the Perma Division for a visit and food.
[Wounded Cavalry Horses]
The caption on the postcard reads: Wounded Cavalry Horses. These two unidentified soldiers are tending to the three wounded horses in this postcard image. All three horses have deep tissue lacerations to their front legs and chest areas that were cause by barbed wire fencing. Apparently the horses were caught up in a stampede of horses. As a result of the stampede, several of the stampeding horses were caught up in the barbed wire fencing.
[Wounded Soldier]
The postcard caption partially reads: Survivor of the Battle of Carrizal. It seems that the African American sergeant is the recent survivor of the Battle of Carrizal (Metz, Leon, Fort Bliss, page 83). The African American sergeant has three chevrons on his right uniform sleeve and appears to be one of the highest ranking men among this group of men. He is also wearing driver's goggles on his hat. There is no accompanying information given about his identity. The postcard was post marked out of El Paso, Texas, February circa 1915 – 1920 and is addressed to: Mrs. C H Breslin, Union Hotel, Altoona, Pennsylvania.
[YMCA Camp]
Postcard depicting YMCA members from a camp situated in El Paso, Texas. The individuals wear uniforms and uniform hats. The postcard captions reads Ohio Camp, Y.M.C.A, El Paso, Texas.