Date: March 15, 1864
Creator: May, William H.
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 camp news articles, fiction, poems, humorous articles, advertisements, and obituaries. The manuscript was originally hand lettered and illustrated on unruled letter paper.
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