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[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.
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[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.
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[U.S. Soldiers on Lookout]

Description: Photograph of four U.S. Soldiers standing atop of a hill over looking the desert valley below them. The second soldier from the left is scanning the valley below them with binoculars.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Aultman, Otis A.
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[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.
Partner: El Paso Public Library