Memories of Camp Cody Weblog

July 9, 2017

Horses in Wild Dash for Liberty Brought Back to Camp Cody Corrals

Filed under: Camp Cody Deming — Tags: — Michael Kromeke @ 2:32 pm

A round-up which included in its scope many miles of the country surrounding Deming and Camp Cody, took place Sunday when a mounted force from the remount depot went out to gather up approximately 150 head of horses that had made a wild dash for liberty early Sunday morning. Most of the animals have been found and returned to the remount depot, it was reported yesterday.

Shortly after making their escape the horses scattered into small bands and a number of them escaped from the camp limits, going in all directions. Others were stopped inside the camp and returned to the remount. One band of 25 or 30 animals, coming out of the camp at the main entrance, ran down Pine Street to Silver, and turned out Silver heading straight south.

The round up party, which passed through Deming about noon, created a good deal of curiosity, as many people thought it was a troop of cavalry and wondered to what outfit it belonged. – El Paso Herald Newspaper – Tuesday, May 14, 1918


The Reveille! – Camp Cody Newspaper – July 1918


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