1/9 General Montgomery and Staff - 1916

2/9 General Speaks, Commanding Officer - Fort Bliss, Texas - 1916

3/9 9th Battalion In Front Of El Paso High School - 1916

4/9 Mexican Officers - 1916

5/9 Mexican Border Service - 1916

6/9 General Speaks, Commanding Officer - Fort Bliss, Texas - 1916

7/9 9th Battalion - El Paso High School - 1916

8/9 2nd Ohio Brigade - 1917

9/9 General Montgomery With Staff - 1916

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General Montgomery and Staff - 1916 - Ft Bliss, El Paso, Texas.

Northeast / Ft. Bliss, (1910 - 1919), Military

  • General Montogomery
  • Fort Bliss
  • Mexican Revolution

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Seventh Brigade - Ohio Infantry, 4th Infantry, 5th Infantry, 8th Infantry - General Speaks, Commanding Officer. Photograph taken at Fort Bliss - El Paso, Texas.

Northeast / Ft. Bliss, (1910 - 1919), Conflict

  • General Speaks
  • ft bliss

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9th Battalion in front of El Paso High School - El Paso High School - 1916

Central / El Paso High, (1910 - 1919), Conflict

  • General Speaks

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Mexican Officers - 1916 - Names are unknown.

Out of Area / Out of Area, (1910 - 1919), Conflict

  • Officers
  • Mexican Revolution

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ON THE BORDER

For better or for worse, the National Guard was now alert and mobilized, all the while believing they were headed for a war. Ultimately, the war with Mexico never came about. Instead of fighting their way to Mexico City as their forefathers had in the 1850s, the National Guard units settled into a cycle of border guard duty and rigorous training. The desert proved a tough environment and, with the Soldiers adapting as best they could, most units were rounding into shape by December 1916.

In February 1917, when it was apparent to all that the Punitive Expedition had accomplished about all it was going to, Pershing was ordered to bring his command out of Mexico. The Guard units were likewise gradually withdrawn from the border and sent home.

It was just in time. President Wilson had reached the end of his patience with the Germans and was about to take his nation to war against them. Many of the Guard units returned home to find a new set of mobilization orders waiting for them to protect "key installations" from sabotage.

If the president was going to fight to make the world safe for democracy, the National Guard, now toughened after months of realistic training on the border in Texas, New Mexico, California, and Arizona, was going to be a key part of his force. It was no coincidence that three of the first five divisions sent to France were from the National Guard.

Central / Downtown, (1910 - 1919), Borders

  • Mexican Border Service

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Seventh Brigade - Ohio Infantry, 4th Infantry, 5th Infantry, 8th Infantry - General Speaks, Commanding Officer. Photograph taken at Fort Bliss - El Paso, Texas.

Northeast / Ft. Bliss, (1910 - 1919), Conflict

  • soldiers
  • Fort Bliss
  • Mexican Revolution
  • Fort Bliss
  • Mexican Revolution

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9th Battalion in front of El Paso High School in El Paso,Texas - 1916

Central / El Paso High, (1910 - 1919), Conflict

  • Mexican Revolution
  • General Speaks

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General John C. Speaks - commanded the 2nd Ohio Brigade in El Paso, Texas on the Mexican Border. Photograph of the brigade in front of El Paso High School, El Paso, Texas.

Central / El Paso High, (1910 - 1919), Military

  • General John C. Speaks
  • El Paso High School
  • El Paso High School

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General Montgomery with staff at Fort Bliss -- near El Paso, Texas.

Northeast / Ft. Bliss, (1910 - 1919), Military

  • General Montgomery
  • Fort Bliss
  • Fort Bliss

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