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Types of cavalrymen, their mounts and equipment 1916-1921. Picture
Depicts equipment and describes activities of U. S. Cavalry in defense of the U. S. - Mexico border, 1916-1921.
Insignias of the branches of the Army in service on the U.S.-Mexico border from 1916 into the early 1920s. Picture
Sketches of insignia and brief summaries of activities of the branches of the U.S. Army in service on the U.S.-Mexico border from 1916 into the early 1920s. Includes protocol of hat cords.
[A cavalry roundup. Picture]
Drawing depicting sergeant of a cavalry troop recovering stolen cattle on the Texas-Mexico border, c.1916.
Four stages of packing an army mule. Picture
Detailed illustration of the diamond hitch pattern of ropes used to secure a load to an army mule before 1920.
The awakening of a cavalry packer. Picture
Illustration of ten mules secured on a picket line and their cavalry packer in camp at 3:00 a.m.
Uses of horses and mules in the U.S. Cavalry. Picture
Illustrated explanation of the qualifications and duties of the men, horses, and mules of the Remount Service of the U. S. Cavalry.
Description of a Military Pack Train. Picture
Drawing of muleteers in camp during a trip to deliver military cargo to places inaccessible by wagon. Figure on the left may represent W. D. Smithers, who was a packer for the Army.
Military pack train in Pinto Canyon, Texas. Picture
Illustrated description of composition and use of pack trains by the military in the Big Bend area of Texas, c. 1916.
The border air patrol 1918-1919. Picture
Illustrated description of the air support for the U. S. Cavalry on the Texas-Mexico border, 1918-1919.
[Cavalry wagon trains and pack trains. Picture]
Drawing of an Army wagon train; list of personnel of a wagon train; description of pack trains; information about water and camp sites in the Big Bend District, c. 1916-1920.
Candelilla wax plant & U. S. Cavalry presence at Glenn Springs, Texas, 1916. Picture
Account of attack of Mexican raiders on Glenn Spring, Texas May 5, 1916. The documentation was compiled and illustrated by photojournalist W. D. Smithers in 1961. Includes information on production of candelilla wax at the Ellis and Wood wax factory in Glenn Spring between 1911 and 1916.
Army cooks on U. S. & Mexico border from 1916 to the twenties. Picture
Illustrated descriptions of the Army field kitchens on the U. S. - Mexico border, 1916-1920, from cooking equipment loaded on mule-drawn wagons to rolling kitchens pulled by trucks. Includes recipe for El Rancho Stew and a diagram of Army Field Range #1 (cook stove).
Nomenclature of harness, ambulance, or escort wagon. Picture
Drawing of the "off" (right) side of a four-mule army wagon team detailing and naming the harness parts. The drawing was published in Chronicles of the Big Bend, W. D. Smithers, Madrona Press, Austin, Texas, 1976, p. 14.
Field Artillery on the U. S. - Mexico border 1916-1921. Picture
Brief description of the personnel and operations of a battery unit of the U. S. Army on the U. S. - Mexico border, 1916-1921, including a note on the march of Battery B, 6th Field Artillery, into Mexico with the Punitive Expedition. Illustrations based on photographs taken between 1916 and 1922.
The 4th Field (Mountain) Artillery before 1920. Picture
Brief history of the 4th Field (Mountain) Artillery, pre-1920s to 1956; drawings of artillery loaded on mules.
Texas National Guard units on duty on the U. S. - Mexico border 1916-1917. Picture
Illustrated descriptions of the National Guardsmen in tent camps on the U.S. - Mexico border, 1916-1917 and in service in France in 1918. Theses troops are variously identified by W. D. Smithers as the Fourth Texas Infantry, Militia (National Guard) of Texas, and the 36th Division (U.S.).
Items needed for horse and man while on a march. Picture
Illustrated list of 24 items carried by the U. S. Cavalryman while on a march c. 1916.
The U. S. Cavalry troops on the U. S. - Mexico border in 1916. Picture
Illustrated descriptions of activities of Cavalry patrols on the U.S. - Mexico border, 1916-1918. Includes map of boundary line from California to the Gulf of Mexico.
U. S. Cavalry Medical Corps 1916-1921. Picture
Illustrations and captions depicting activities of the Medical Corps of the Cavalry serving on the U. S. - Mexico border between 1916 and 1921. Includes prescription for treatment of colic in horses.
The four famous cavalry regiments of the First Cavalry Division. Picture
Brief histories of the four cavalry regiments (5th, 7th, 8th, and 12th) organized into the First Cavalry Division at Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas in 1921. Illustrated with the insignia of the five units.
Cavalry officers of the 1916-1921 period. Picture
Drawings of officers in charge of activities on the U.S.-Mexico border between 1916 and 1921, indicating ranks and commands.
Overland troop movements, 1916-1935. Map
Photographic reproduction of a hand-drawn map of the Texas/Mexico border showing line of forts from El Paso to Brownsville. Includes chart of mileages between Texas forts, listing of old forts in Texas still active in 1935, information about cavalry speeds and auxiliary units, and inset of U.S./Mexico border showing line of forts from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico.
U. S. Cavalry detachments and bases of army pilots on or near the U.S.-Mexico border, 1918-1919. Map
Photographic reproduction of a hand-drawn map that identifies towns where Cavalry units were stationed on the border from El Paso to Del Rio in 1918 and 1919. An inset shows locations of the three U. S. Military District headquarters (Rockwell Field, California; Fort Bliss, Texas; and Kelly Field, Texas) for the pilots patrolling the border from the Pacific to the Gulf of Mexico.
Routes of the historical cavalry overland marches of 1916. Map
Charts routes of the units of the U. S. Army that entered Mexico in 1916 and gives details about the units and miles traveled.
[Map of the Pershing Expedition: March 15, 1916]
Reproduction of a hand-drawn map showing routes the U. S. troops took into Mexico on the expedition of 1916 led by General John J. Pershing. Notes the pack train and wagon train routes as well as infantry routes, and the Expedition headquarters at Dublan Mexico.
Raid on Columbus, New Mexico and the Punitive Expedition into Mexico, 1916-1917. Map
Photographic reproduction of a hand-drawn map showing details of raid on Columbus, New Mexico on 9 March 1916 with inset plat of the town, list of "Raider's Objectives," and short summary of the U. S. Army Punitive Expedition into Mexico that followed.
[Map of the U.S.-Mexico Border from El Paso to Van Horn, Texas]
Reproduction of a hand-drawn map showing the border area between Texas and Mexico from El Paso, Texas (left) to Van Horn, Texas (right). Several towns, forts, roads, and geographic features are marked primarily on the Texas side of the map. A note in the bottom-left corner of the map says "Where the Rio Grande becomes the U.S. & Mexico boundary, and flows towards the Big Bend District. It makes 1,260 miles of the international border. Much of the early history of the south-west was made along the Rio Bravo (Rio Grande) by the Spaniards. Their route was through "El Paso del Norte" the Pass of the North. This section of the border was very active during the "Border Trouble Days" of 1916 to 1920."
Supply routes to troops in the Big Bend District of Texas 1916-1920. Map
In addition to Army supply routes, shows locations of mines, ranches, and farms in the Big Bend between 1916 and 1920.
[Map of the Lower Part of Brewster County, Texas 1916-1930]
Reproduction of a hand-drawn map of part of Brewster County, Texas in the Big Bend region. It includes several annotations and identifies families and ranches in lower Brewster County Texas between 1916 and 1930, WWI quicksilver mines, and provides information on the Glenn Springs Raid of 1916.
[Map of the Overland Route of the Camels in the U.S. 1857-1858]
Reproduction of a map showing the route of the U.S. Army camel train (under the direction of Lieutenant E. F. Beale) surveying for a wagon route from Texas to California along the 35th Parallel to test the feasibility of using camels as military pack animals. The map has annotations and shows the relationship to U. S. Route 66.
[Map of Trading Posts in Big Bend, Texas 1916-1930]
Reproduction of a hand-drawn map showing trading posts on the Rio Grande River from El Paso to Eagle Pass, Texas. It includes two lists: "Trading Posts on the Texas Side of the Big Bend in 1916-30" and "Settlements in the Juarez Area." It also has notes near the bottom of the map that say "The trade area was an 80 mile radius from the Rio Grande. Several days travel by burro or horse. Most towns or villages shown were in the news during the border trouble days" and "Most of this part of Mexico and the Big Bend Country is rough mountains.
[Map of Army Supply Routes in Big Bend, Texas 1916-1921]
Reproduction of a hand-drawn map showing ranches in Presidio County, Texas with a list of water stops and camp sites on the ranches made available to U. S. Army troops stationed in the Big Bend District between 1916 and 1921.
Pershing expedition into Mexico 1916-1917. Map
Shows area of Mexico covered by the Expedition, lists places used as U. S. headquarters, gives details of battles fought with Villistas and Carrancistas by cavalry units commanded by Colonel Dodd and Major Robert L. Howze, lists bases of the First Aero Squadron commanded by Captain B. D. Foulois.