African American soldiers--Texas--Rio Grande City--History--19th century.
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Thomas E. Simmons research collection on Fort Ringgold 1899 incident
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Scope and Contents
Collection contains research material collected for Thomas E. Simmon's book: Who's shooting firecrackers? : the "riot" at Fort Ringgold, Texas. The book discusses an incident that occurred when Troop D, Ninth U. S. Cavalry Regiment (Colored) stationed at Fort Ringgold and townspeople in Rio Grande City exchanged shots on the night of November 20, 1899. Materials include photostatic copies from the National Archives, Texas State Archives, microfilm, and photographs.
Dates: 1895 - 1907; Majority of material found within 1899