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[Lieutenant Townsend Whelen]

Description: Copy negative of Lieutenant Townsend Whelen and an unidentified man resting under a make-shift tent. These men are resting on a trail south of Columbus, New Mexico.
Date: 1916~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[American Army Officers and War Correspondents]

Description: Photograph of four men standing in field. Two of the men are war correspondents, and the other two are officers in the U. S. military. There is a building in the right side of the image with a man walking in front of it holding a rifle. Text underneath the photograph reads: "American Army & A War Correspondent, south of Columbus, N. M. 1916. 1. Charles S. Hamilton, 1st Lieut. 6th Infant. 2. Richmond Smith, Capt., 6" Inf. (Civ. clothes). 3. Louis J. Van Schaick, Capt., 6" Inf. 4. Jas. N. Peale, 2nd Lieut., 6th Infantry."
Date: 1916~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Officers]

Description: Photograph of General George Bell, Jr. with Charles (Chas.) Moore and Conger Pratt. They are standing together looking at papers and other materials. Accompanying information states: "General Bell on the left side of the photograph. On the right side of the photo is Lieutenant Moore, Charles B. The officer in the center is Lieutenant Conger Pratt, of the Infantry, ADC. The men were most likely discussing tactics and strategy after the raids on Columbus, New Mexico."
Date: 1916~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Street Scene of Columbus, New Mexico]

Description: Photograph of a street scene in Columbus, New Mexico. A truck can be seen driving up the road. There are two men on horseback and a few cars parked in front of a business. Most of the businesses names are not legible due to the small print. The A. D. Frost furniture and hardware store can be seen on the next block, in the upper left hand corner of the photo.
Date: [1915..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Colonel]

Description: Photograph of an U.S Officer wearing a military uniform, glasses, and a hat. The officer is standing in front of a glass door.
Date: 1916~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[U.S. Army]

Description: Photograph of U.S. Army practicing wig wag signaling. The man that is holding the flag is sending the code while the men on the ground are reading the code from the other group. The soldiers are wearing military uniforms and hats.
Date: 1916~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[U.S. Soldiers]

Description: Photograph of U.S. soldiers getting a ride on a trash truck. Five men in uniform are perched on top of trash cans and various other objects. Several of the men are holding rifles and there is a small black dog sitting on the lap of one of the solders. There appears to be a train in the background.
Date: 1916~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Los Colorados]

Description: Copy negative of a group of men on horseback riding down a dirt road in several lines. The men are wearing sombreros. One of the men in the front is carrying a dark-colored flag with writing on it. They appear to be in a desert and there are hills rising in the background behind them.
Date: 1912~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[National Guard Unit]

Description: Photograph of a National Guard Unit riding on horseback. These men are in New Mexico near the city of Columbus. The soldiers are wearing military uniforms and hats. One of the soldiers is holding the unit's flag. It has the letters G.T. on it but the other letters are not clear.
Date: 1916~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Burning Bodies]

Description: Photograph of a dead body burning in a desert field in Columbus, New Mexico.
Date: 1916~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Man with Clock]

Description: Photograph of Louis Turner Jager holding a clock. The man is wearing a suit and tie with a vest. There is a wooden building in the background. According to accompanying information, the clock shows the time that the Colombus raids began.
Date: March 9, 1916
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Dead Body]

Description: Photograph of a dead body in Columbus, New Mexico. In the image, an unidentified man is lying face down in the grass with his boots missing. Accompanying information states that: "Upon close inspection of the body, the man has suffered a possible cannon blast to the right part of his upper back."
Date: 1916~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Burial Coffins]

Description: Photograph of burial coffins. In the photograph, four U.S. Service member coffins rest atop carrying caskets.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[U.S. Army Supply Train]

Description: Photograph of an Army supply train. These wagons contained part of the supplies for the 3rd Cavalry Field Hospital.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Soldiers Carrying Caskets]

Description: Photograph of soldiers carrying burial caskets. This section of an even larger funeral detail is seen carrying four caskets in Columbus, New Mexico.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Honoring the Dead]

Description: Photograph of a Military Funeral Detail. In this photograph, full Military Funeral Honors are being presented to some of the Soldiers that were struck down during the March 9, 1916 raid on Columbus, New Mexico. These coffins are being prepared for transportation by railroad car.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Soldiers Loading Burial Caskets]

Description: Photograph of burial caskets being loaded onto a waiting train car. A large group of people has assembled nearby. Honor Guards load the caskets onto the waiting train card.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Soldiers Loading the Wounded]

Description: Photograph of soldiers loading a wounded man into a field ambulance. Two soldiers flanking both sides of the field stretcher are being assisted by the driver of the ambulance with the wounded man. The driver of the ambulance is wearing the hat and has goggles strapped around the dome of his hat. An officer stands and observes.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Soldiers Unloading Horses]

Description: Photograph of soldiers unloading their horses in Columbus, New Mexico. The troops are part of the 8th Cavalry regiment sent from Fort Bliss, Texas to Columbus after the Mexican rebel raids.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Soldiers on Patrol]

Description: Photograph of cavalry soldiers going out on patrol.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Columbus, New Mexico Refugees]

Description: Photograph of Columbus Refugees. The Raid on Columbus, New Mexico was conducted by Pancho Villa and his band of insurrectos in March of 1916. To the east and north of Columbus is the Florida Mountain range; to the west and north is the Tres Hermanas Range; south, into Mexico, is the Sierra de los Palomas, and to the north is Cooke's Range. The accompanying information on the back of this photograph reads as follows: "Refugees from Columbus, New Mexico evacuated following raid?"
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Guarding the Dead]

Description: Photograph of a soldier guarding burial caskets. There are at least three coffins and three transportation caskets clearly visible in this photograph. The darker coffins are resting on top of their respective unsealed white transportation caskets. In the background a train awaits.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: El Paso Public Library