Along with some general Texas Ranger history, the author recalls his first brush with Indians, the Mason County War, the Horrell-Higgins Feud, Sam Bass and his robber gang, the Salt Lake War, his first fight with Apaches, scouting in Mexico, some undesirable recruits in his own Ranger unit, and the last fight between the Rangers and Apaches. ...Read MoreAlong with some general Texas Ranger history, the author recalls his first brush with Indians, the Mason County War, the Horrell-Higgins Feud, Sam Bass and his robber gang, the Salt Lake War, his first fight with Apaches, scouting in Mexico, some undesirable recruits in his own Ranger unit, and the last fight between the Rangers and Apaches. Gillett eventually went on to serve as the captain of the armed guards on the Santa Fe Railroad, and later became the Marshall of El Paso. Chapters include: The Making of a Ranger; The Texas Rangers; I Join the Rangers; My First Brush with Indians; The Mason County War; Major Jones and His Escort; The Horrell-Higgins Feud; Service with Reynolds, the Intrepid; Sam Bass and His Train Robber Gang; A Winter of Quiet and a Transfer; The Salt Lake War and a Long Trek; Our First Fight with Apaches; Scouting in Mexico; Treacherous Braves, a Faithful Dog, and a Murder; Victorio Becomes a Good Indian; Some Undesirable Recruits; Last Fight between Rangers and Apaches; An International Episode; Last Scoutings; and, Fruits of Ranger Service. The index includes names, places, and historical events.Read Less
When James B. Gillett joined the newly created Texas Rangers in 1875, its duties were as varied and its members as unorthodox as its methods were irregular. First published in 1921, Gillett's now classic account of his six years of service depicts wi...
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