The Texas Rangers are a security corps currently dependent on the Texas Department of Public Safety. They were created in 1835, on the eve of the Texas Revolution to protect the inhabitants of the territory from attacks by the Apaches and Comanches. Although they existed since 1823 unofficially. From 1835 they were organized in three companies of 100 men. And his armament was composed mainly of the revolver, rifle, bows and knives of curved leaf.
After the civil war, their number increased considerably and they fought in the frontier wars of 1870, facing Indians, Mexican outlaws and bandits.
In 1874, its force consisted of six companies of 75 men each.