Monthly Archives: August 2018

The Red Raid, 1875

Last week, Captain Leander H. McNelly spoke to you through his own words of 143 years ago.  McNelly’s official report of the Palo Alto Prairie War wasn’t the only rendition of what happened that day. Texas Ranger Private William Crump Callicott was … Continue reading

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South Texas, 1875

As my readers may have already discerned, I enjoy recounting stories about the American west.  Some would say, the Old American West.  It may not have been so long ago, but make no mistake, it was a much different time.  … Continue reading

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Cap Arrington

George Washington Arrington was born in 1844 in Greensboro, Alabama as John Cromwell Orrick, Jr., the son of John Cromwell and Mariah Arrington Orrick.  After John Sr., died in 1848, Mariah married William Larkin Williams, who lost his life in … Continue reading

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Ira Aten, Texas Ranger

Ira Aten joined the Texas Rangers in 1883, serving as a member of Captain L. P. Seiker’s Company D.  He later served as a Sergeant under Captain Frank Jones.  Over all, Aten served as an active duty Texas Ranger for … Continue reading

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