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The awakening of a cavalry packer. Picture

Description: Illustration of ten mules secured on a picket line and their cavalry packer in camp at 3:00 a.m.
Date: 1920
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)

[A cavalry roundup. Picture]

Description: Drawing depicting sergeant of a cavalry troop recovering stolen cattle on the Texas-Mexico border, 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)

Description of a Military Pack Train. Picture

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

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)

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)

Four stages of packing an army mule. Picture

Description: Detailed illustration of the diamond hitch pattern of ropes used to secure a load to an army mule before 1920.
Date: 1920
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)

Cavalry officers of the 1916-1921 period. Picture

Description: Drawings of officers in charge of activities on the U.S.-Mexico border between 1916 and 1921, indicating ranks and commands.
Date: 1920
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)

Army cooks on U. S. & Mexico border from 1916 to the twenties. Picture

Description: 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).
Date: unknown
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)

Field Artillery on the U. S. - Mexico border 1916-1921. Picture

Description: 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.
Date: 1961
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Item Type: Artwork
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)

The 4th Field (Mountain) Artillery before 1920. Picture

Description: Brief history of the 4th Field (Mountain) Artillery, pre-1920s to 1956; drawings of artillery loaded on mules.
Date: 1920
Creator: Smithers, W. D. (Wilfred Dudley), 1895-1981.
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library (Archives of the Big Bend)

Railroad map of Mexico.

Description: Map shows existing and proposed railroad lines, state boundaries, major cities and station stops; electric [power?] lines on inset. Inset: "Enlarged map, state of Mexico and surrounding country." Relief shown by hachures. Scale [ca. 1:2,800,000].
Date: 1916
Creator: United States. War Department. General Staff War College Division.
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Artillery Action #1

Description: Copy negative of several uniformed men riding running horses and pulling men on horse-drawn carts.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Soldiers with Artillery

Description: Copy negative of Mexican soldiers with artillery. There are at least twelve men in uniforms, surrounding two cannons and a wagon. Written across the bottom of the image is, "145 Federal Artillery".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Men by Building

Description: Copy negative of a group of men standing in front of a brick building; one man is identified as Pancho Villa. There are three men standing in a group facing each other to the left of the photograph, four men standing and facing each other in the center, and one man standing by himself looking away to the right.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Men in Street

Description: Copy negative of a group of men standing in a street; one man is identified as Pancho Villa. In the center of the photograph, there are men standing in a row beside a line on the ground. To the left and right, the men are standing in no order. In the background, buildings are visible.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Men by Building

Description: Copy negative of a group of unidentified men outside of a brick building with a ladder leaning against it. On man is leaning against the building; four men are sitting against it, and three of those men are posing with their guns aimed. Another man is sitting on the ladder.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Throwing Bodies into Common Grave

Description: Copy negative of four men throwing bodies into a mass grave. Several men in suits and sombreros stand on the sides observing. Written in the bottom left-hand side of the image is, "Throwing Bodies into a Grave in Mexico." Beneath that is, "805, W.M. Horne, El Paso, Tex."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Artillery Action #2

Description: Copy negative of several uniformed men riding running horses and pulling men on horse-drawn carts.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library