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[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~

[Army Chow Time]

Description: Photograph of soldiers waiting in line outside of a mess tent. The soldiers are wearing hats and military uniforms.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.

[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.

[Burning Bodies]

Description: Photograph of a dead body burning in a desert field in Columbus, New Mexico.
Date: 1916~

[Citizens Guard Their Homes]

Description: Photograph of sixteen men standing outside a building guarding their homes from raids. The men are wearing suits and casual clothes while holding rifles.
Date: 191u

[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~

[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~

[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.

[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~

[Dead Body]

Description: Photograph of a dead man in a New Mexico desert. This unidentified man is laying next to a dead cow on the desert floor. There are two men on horse back looking down on the remains of the man.
Date: 191u

[Field Artillery]

Description: Photograph of field artillery cannons. These artillery pieces were brought in to protect the town of Columbus, New Mexico after the raids by Mexican rebels. These small but effective cannons were ideal for combat in the desert because of their mobility. In the background a "mule train" carries additional supplies. Beyond the pack animals and on top of the mesa, U.S. Soldiers can be seen using signal flags to contact a distant signaling post.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Oits A.

[Funeral Service]

Description: Copy negative of U.S. Army officers. There are soldiers standing near coffins in a line and there is an officer standing in front of them.
Date: unknown

[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.

[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.

[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~

[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

[Military Officers Talking Strategy]

Description: Photograph of a group of unidentified military officers looking at a map. A group of five military officers can be seen strategically planning their next military move while looking over a map. Three unidentified gentleman can bee seen looking over the shoulders of the officers.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.

[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~

[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~

[Riderless Horse Ceremony]

Description: Photograph of a Riderless Horse Ceremony in Columbus, New Mexico. Leading the ceremony on this day was the U.S. Army Marching Band. Towards the middle of the photo is a lone, riderless horse.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.

[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.

[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.

[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.

[Soldiers on Patrol]

Description: Photograph of cavalry soldiers going out on patrol.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.