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[Postcard Addressed to Birdie Walters in Dripping Springs, Texas]

Description: Postcard addressed to Birdie Walters with an image of the United States Arsenal Grounds in San Antonio, Texas; the image shows three cannons mounted on the open grounds with a small building in the trees. The note on the back of the card reads: "Please come quick as you can home because I cant go to Sinton if you don't."
Date: August 8, 1910
Partner: Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead

[Photograph of a Navy Officer Giving a Speech]

Description: Portrait of a United States Navy officer giving a speech aboard the U.S.S. Texas. The officer is standing under the large guns of the ship. More sailors are standing above the guns listening to the speech. The officer is wearing his white dress uniform while giving the speech.
Date: unknown
Partner: Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

[Photograph of Soldiers Aboard Ship]

Description: Copy print of a photograph of a group of soldiers wearing life jackets while aboard ship. The description on the back of the photo says that they were "aboard ship going overseas." The men are hanging around one of the ship's large guns.
Date: [1917..1919]
Partner: The University of Texas at Dallas

[5" Gun Crew Manning "E" Gun]

Description: Photograph of a 5" gun crew manning Gun 16 during S.B.B.P. in October 1929. This is one of the ship's long guns, and it takes a large crew to adequately manage it, there is even a stripe painted on the deck that the crew operates around; most of the men in this photo are standing and watching the crew.
Date: October 1929
Partner: Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

[Photograph of Six Cannons Firing a Salute]

Description: Photograph of six cannons, lined up facing left in a gravel or concrete lot in front of a two story building. One of the cannons in the middle has just fired, leaving a thick, light-colored cloud coming from the muzzle. To the right of the cannons, there are military members in uniform, standing with their backs to the cannons. There is a dark sedan parked to the left of the two-story building, and more cars are slightly visible past the cannons, parked in front of the building. There is handwritten text on the back of the photograph, signed by Jake Johnson.
Date: unknown
Creator: Cromeans, Ernie
Partner: University of Texas Permian Basin

[U.S. Army Artillery Cannon]

Description: Postcard depicting a 4 inch gun ready to fire. Several of the soldiers can be seen looking directly at the camera. At a distance and to the left another artillery team can be seen.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Mountain Howitzer in Action]

Description: Postcard of a Mountain Howitzer in action. This unidentified artillery team is preparing to fire the Howitzer. The man standing closest to the Howitzer is a non-commissioned officer. The soldiers ranking of Sergeant is noted by the three chevrons on the right upper arm sleeve of his uniform.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[First Regiment of Artillery, Company E]

Description: Aerial photograph of an artillery camp. The two crossed cannons signify that the flags belong to an artillery unit. There is a river in the background with a few people gathered at the river’s edge. There is also an unidentified settlement on the other side of this river.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Soldiers Ready for Action]

Description: Postcard of soldiers ready for action in the desert. A group of eight men in uniform are gathered around a cannon. Three of the men crouch in front of the cannon, which is pointed toward the camera. Cloth tents are visible in the background. Mountains are also visible in the background. To the left, a soldier stands by himself behind the group. Behind the men, the ground has been disturbed and contains debris. Two dark X's are marked at the top of the mountains.
Date: [1910..1920]
Creator: Horne, Walter H., 1883-1921
Partner: El Paso Public Library

[Brian Wind in Military Uniform]

Description: Photograph of a young adult, identified as Brian Wind, in a military uniform standing in the snow. His hands are placed firmly on his sides and he smiles at the camera. An extravagant two-story house is behind him. To his right, a pile of cannonballs have been stacked on the snow. Photograph most likely comes from World War I era.
Date: 1910/1950
Partner: Danish Heritage Preservation Society

[Mexia, Texas: Confederate Reunion Grounds and Comanche Chief Quanah Parker]

Description: This film is unedited television footage regarding events and sites in Mexia, Texas. The film covers: the the Confederate Reunion Grounds, now a Texas Historical Landmark; recreational activity on the Navasota River; and the legend of Quanah Parker. The first segment of video shows the Confederate Reunion Grounds, which were established in 1889. Tom Fisher, who is the Park Manager of the Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historical Park and the Park Manager of Fort Parker State Historical Park, explains the historical reenactments and mock Civil War battles that are held at the Reunion Grounds. The Historical Marker, cannon, pavilion, and Miss Mamie Kennedy's 1914 Confederate Flirtation Walk trail are shown. In the next segment of the video, people fish, use paddleboats, motorboats, and innertubes on the Navasota River. There are intermittent scenes of oil pumpjacks and barrel-racing horseback riders. The last section of the film shows Fort Parker, black and white photographs of the town of Mexia, and an interview with Jan Harrison, who explains the legend of Cynthia Ann Parker and the Comanche chief, Quanah Parker.
Date: unknown
Partner: UNT Media Library

[Letter from Josephus C. Moore, January 1, 1862]

Description: Letter from Josephus C. Moore discussing news of the war. He writes that it does not seem likely that there will be peace soon, that troops are constantly arriving from the South, and that the Chief Engineer has been testing the large cannon.
Date: January 1, 1862
Creator: Moore, Josephus C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Transcript of Chain of Correspondence between the Commissioners of Texas, 1836]

Description: Copy of transcript for a Chain of Correspondence between the Commissioners of Texas, in which the commissioners discuss a proposal to travel to purchase a steamboat for protection of the coastlines and to ensure safe transportation of troops, immigrants and supplies. Over the course of the correspondence, the commissioners agree on the total amount and terms of the loan that will pay for the vessel.
Date: January 21, 1836
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History