The Old Flag. (Tyler, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 1, Ed. 1

Description:

Lithograph of an original newspaper manuscript first published by Captain William H. May and Union soldiers while imprisoned at Camp Ford, Tyler, Smith County, Texas. The paper was published for the purpose of "enlivening the monotonous, at times almost unbearably eventless life of Camp Ford" (J. P. Robbins, Preface to The Old Flag). Included are humorous articles, jokes, poems, and advertisements, along with a list of prisoners. The manuscript was originally hand lettered and illustrated on unruled letter paper.

Creator(s): May, William H.
Location(s): United States - Texas - Smith County - Tyler
Creation Date: February 17, 1864
Partner(s):
UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections
Collection(s):
Rare Book and Texana Collections
Texas Digital Newspaper Program
Usage:
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Creator (Editor):
May, William H.

Captain William H. May, 23rd Connecticut Volunteers, U. S. A.; editor, publisher, and printer

Publisher Info:
Publisher Name: William H. May
Place of Publication: Camp Ford, Tyler, Texas
Date(s):
  • Creation: February 17, 1864
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Smith County - Tyler
Era
Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1876
From February 10, 1864 to February 22, 1864
Description:

Lithograph of an original newspaper manuscript first published by Captain William H. May and Union soldiers while imprisoned at Camp Ford, Tyler, Smith County, Texas. The paper was published for the purpose of "enlivening the monotonous, at times almost unbearably eventless life of Camp Ford" (J. P. Robbins, Preface to The Old Flag). Included are humorous articles, jokes, poems, and advertisements, along with a list of prisoners. The manuscript was originally hand lettered and illustrated on unruled letter paper.

Physical Description:

4 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): Camp Ford | humor
Source: Robens, J. P. 1864. "The old flag." New York, [N.Y.], OCLC 11552117.
Serial Title: The Old Flag
Partner:
UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections
Collection:
Rare Book and Texana Collections
Collection:
Texas Digital Newspaper Program
Relation (Is Part Of): The Old Flag.
Identifier:
  • LCCN: sn86079005
  • OCLC: 12986856 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth312472
Resource Type: Newspaper
Format: Text