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Military pack train in Pinto Canyon, Texas. Picture

Description: Illustrated description of composition and use of pack trains by the military in the Big Bend area of Texas, c. 1916.
Date: 1920
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)

Nomenclature of harness, ambulance, or escort wagon. Picture

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)

Overland troop movements, 1916-1935. Map

Description: Map of 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.
Date: unknown
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)

Pershing expedition into Mexico 1916-1917. Map

Description: 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.
Date: unknown
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)

Routes of the historical cavalry overland marches of 1916. Map

Description: Charts routes of the units of the U. S. Army that entered Mexico in 1916 and gives details about the units and miles traveled.
Date: unknown
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Item Type: Map
Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)

Texas National Guard units on duty on the U. S. - Mexico border 1916-1917. Picture

Description: 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.).
Date: 1920
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)

U. S. Cavalry detachments and bases of army pilots on or near the U.S.-Mexico border, 1918-1919. Map

Description: 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, CA; Fort Bliss, TX; and Kelly Field, TX) for the pilots patrolling the border from the Pacific to the Gulf of Mexico.
Date: 1918/1919
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)

U. S. Cavalry Medical Corps 1916-1921. Picture

Description: 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.
Date: 1920
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)

Uses of horses and mules in the U.S. Cavalry. Picture

Description: Illustrated explanation of the qualifications and duties of the men, horses, and mules of the Remount Service of the U. S. Cavalry.
Date: 1920
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)