"Captain Jeff; Or Frontier Life In Texas With The Texas Rangers" by William J. Maltby is a first-hand, eyewitness recounting of Indian fighting in West Texas in the 1860s and 1870s.
Maltby, whose middle name is Jeff and by which he was familiarly known, published "Captain Jeff; Or Frontier Life In Texas With The Texas Rangers" in 1906 in which he narrates his experiences as a frontiersman, Texas Ranger, and Indian fighter. Texas Historian Rupert Richardson says of Maltby's memoirs that, although the author's account may be at times exaggerated and sometimes inaccurate, his observations are valuable for the unique perspective they give on early West Texas frontier life and times.
When the Frontier Battalion of the reorganized Texas Rangers was formed in 1874 under Major John B. Jones, Maltby was appointed commander of Company E. He served in this capacity from May 5 to December 13, 1874, and took part in the struggles between the Rangers and Indians and white desperadoes.
A true-life picture of what living and Indian fighting on the West Texas Frontier was really like, by a man that had "Been there, done that."
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