Keiser, Braden 1969-07-09
Braden Keiser discusses his service in the U. S. Cavalry, focusing on the 1916 Punitive Expedition into Mexico in pursuit of Pancho Villa, his life on the Mexican border during the 1920s and other interesting events.
General Interview Information
Interviewee Name: Braden Keiser
Additional Parties Recorded: None
Date: July 9, 1969
Location: Marshall, Texas
Interviewer: Paul Patterson
Length: 1 hour, 15 minutes
Tape 1, Side 1: Recalls cavalry expedition to Mexico to combat raids of Pancho Villa (1916),
Description of two Arabian horses seen,
Problem of horses dying from drinking too much water,
Number of men and types of unites who went,
Describes horses taken on the expedition,
Reasons for joining the cavalry enumerated,
Experiences in the cavalry,
Assignment to 5th Cavalry.
Tape 1, Side 2: Blank
Tape 2, Side 1: Trading with Mexicans at Lajitas, Texas,
Raising and selling game chickens,
Story of boy who drowned in the Rio Grande,
Buried near Keiser’s chicken coop,
Incidents concerning the grave which occurred while various persons stood guard at night,
Raising game chickens (again),
Incident of soldiers killed at Boquillas, Mexico,
Service in the cavalry discussed,
Anecdote of being thrown by a horse.
Tape 2, Side 2: Cavalry service (again),
Experiences homesteading in New Mexico (1923),
Incident involving ex-prisoner.
Range Dates: 1916-1923
Bulk Dates: 1916-1923
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