In this second edition, historians Chuck Parsons and Donaly E. Brice present a complete picture of N. O. Reynolds (1846-1922), a Texas Ranger who brought a greater respect for the law in Central Texas. Reynolds began as a sergeant in famed Company D, Frontier Battalion in 1874. He served honorably during the Mason County ""Hoo Doo"" War and was chosen to be part of Major John B. Jones's escort, riding the frontier line. In 1877 he arrested the Horrells, who were feuding with their neighbors, the Higgins party, thus ending their Lampasas County feud. Shortly thereafter he was given command of the newly formed Company E of Texas Rangers. Also in 1877 the notorious John Wesley Hardin was captured; N.O. Reynolds was given the responsibility to deliver Hardin to trial in Comanche, return him to a safe jail during his appeal, and then escort him safely to the Huntsville penitentiary.
Chuck Parsons is the author of Captain John R. Hughes: Lone Star Ranger; The Sutton-Taylor Feud, John B. Armstrong: Texas Ranger, Pioneer Rancher; and coauthor of A Lawless Breed: John Wesley Hardin, Texas Reconstruction, and Violence in the Wild West. Donaly E. Brice is currently Senior Research Assistant of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission and is the author of The Great Comanche Raid and coauthor of The Governor's Hounds: The Texas State Police, 1870-1873.