Lots of Border Wars in the folk lore of El Paso as I grew up --I never grew up!:-)
And who was Col. Red Reeder? Well, google is my friend:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_Reederhttp://www.nytimes.com/1998/03/01/us/russell-reeder-95-leader-in-invasion-on-d-day-dies.html (I love the 6 demerits in his first 2 hours as a cadet at West Point)http://www.nytimes.com/1999/01/03/magazine/the-lives-they-lived-russell-p-red-reeder-born-at-reveille.htmlAnd his books:http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=n%3A283155%2Cp_27%3AColonel%20Red%20ReederThis book is apparently non-fiction, btw.
He sounds like quite a guy!
For a good bio of Mackenzie, try Bad Hand: A Biography of General Ranald S. Mackenzie, by Charles M. Robinson III.
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