Six Years with the Texas Rangers, 1875 to 1881

James B. Gillett (1856 - 1937)

James Gillet recounts his adventures with the Texas Rangers 1856-1937. In a very entertaining style he recounts personal stories of wars, feuds, battles with the Apache nation and pursuing robbers and murderers. From these stories, and others like them, arose the many legends of courage and daring among the Texas Rangers. “The Texas Rangers, as an organization, dates from the spring of 1836. When the Alamo had fallen before the onslaught of the Mexican troops and the frightful massacre had occurred, General Sam Houston organized among the Texan settlers in the territory a troop of 1600 mounted riflemen. This company, formed for the defense of the Texan borders, was the original Texas Ranger unit. . .” from chapter 2 - Summary by Larry Wilson

Genre(s): War & Military Fiction, Biography & Autobiography, Modern (19th C)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Foreward Larry Wilson
00:02:47
Play 01 The Making of a Ranger Stephen R Gagin
00:22:14
Play 02 The Texas Rangers Kevin Waters
00:19:19
Play 03 I Join the Rangers PQuesoLoco
00:17:34
Play 04 My First Brush With the Indians Jay Randolph
00:24:08
Play 05 The Mason County War Wayne Cooke
00:12:10
Play 06 Major Jones and His Escort PQuesoLoco
00:28:04
Play 07 The Horrell-Higgins Feud Jay Randolph
00:21:58
Play 08 Service With Reynolds, the Intrepid Part 1 andrewframe
00:24:20
Play 09 Service With Reynolds, the Intrepid Part 2 andrewframe
00:22:24
Play 10 Sam Bass and His Train Robber Gang Part 1 Stephen R Gagin
00:17:39
Play 11 Sam Bass and His Train Robber Gang Part 2 Stephen R Gagin
00:16:34
Play 12 A Winter of Quiet and a Transfer Wayne Cooke
00:12:42
Play 13 The Salt Lake War and a Long Trek Tony Posante
00:25:42
Play 14 Our First Fight With Apaches jkatula
00:16:24
Play 15 Scouting in Mexico PQuesoLoco
00:19:15
Play 16 Treacherous Braves, a Faithful Dog, and a Murder Alan Dove
00:17:51
Play 17 Victorio Becomes a Good Indian Leo David
00:17:54
Play 18 Some Undesirable Recruits Kevin Waters
00:20:09
Play 19 Last Fight Between Rangers and Apaches Jay Randolph
00:21:35
Play 20 An International Episode Tony Posante
00:20:03
Play 21 Last Scoutings Granville Penn
00:16:18
Play 22 Fruits of Ranger Service John
00:17:35