[Harper's Weekly: Camp Ford, Texas Sketch]

[Harper's Weekly: Camp Ford, Texas Sketch]

Date: March 4, 1865
Creator: Simmons, G. W.
Description: Hand-colored print of the Civil War camp, Camp Ford taken from an 1865 issue of Harper's Weekly, page 132. Camp Ford, located near Tyler, Texas was established in 1863 as a Confederate prison camp during the Civil War. Over the course of two years, the camp held about 6,000 prisoners and was one of the largest Confederate prison camps west of the Mississippi River.
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 66, July 1962 - April, 1963

The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 66, July 1962 - April, 1963

Date: 1963
Creator: Texas State Historical Association
Description: The Texas State Historical Association Quarterly Report includes "Papers read at the meetings of the Association, and such other contributions as may be accepted by the Committee" (volume 1, number 1). These include historical sketches, biographical material, personal accounts, and other research. Index is located at the end of the volume starting on page 615.
Contributing Partner: Texas State Historical Association
Heritage, Volume 14, Number 3, Summer 1996

Heritage, Volume 14, Number 3, Summer 1996

Date: Summer 1996
Creator: Texas Historical Foundation
Description: Quarterly publication containing articles related to the preservation of historic artifacts and sites in Texas. Feature articles discuss various aspects of Texas history and heritage, often highlighting museums and collections within the state. Also included are book reviews, current preservation news, and a listing of historical museums in Texas.
Contributing Partner: Texas Historical Foundation
The Old Flag (Tyler, Tex.), Volume 1, Number 3, March 15th, 1864

The Old Flag (Tyler, Tex.), Volume 1, Number 3, March 15th, 1864

Date: March 15, 1864
Creator: May, William H.
Description: Newspaper manuscript first published by Captain William H. May and Union soldiers while imprisoned at Camp Ford, in 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 is a work of fiction by D. K. Meigh entitled "High-Bird, or, The League of Blood! A Tale of the Mysteries and Miseries of Ford City, Texas," an obituary, and other various news and advertisements.
Contributing Partner: Pearce Museum at Navarro College
[Diary of Henry J. Durgin]

[Diary of Henry J. Durgin]

Date: 1864
Creator: Durgin, Henry J.
Description: Diary of Henry J. Durgin, Chief Bugler of the 1st N. H. Cavalry from Franklin, Louisiana, a leather-bound book with small paragraphs written under a typed heading for each day of 1864. Durgin served in the Civil War at Camp Ford.
Contributing Partner: Pearce Museum at Navarro College
The Old Flag. (Tyler, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 1, Ed. 1

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

Date: February 17, 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 humorous articles, jokes, poems, and advertisements, along with a list of prisoners. The manuscript was originally hand lettered and illustrated on unruled letter paper.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
The Old Flag. (Tyler, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 2, Ed. 1

The Old Flag. (Tyler, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 2, Ed. 1

Date: March 1, 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, local, state, and national news articles; poems; advertisements; and a map of "Ford-Borrough." The manuscript was originally hand lettered and illustrated on unruled letter paper.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
The Old Flag. (Tyler, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 3, Ed. 1

The Old Flag. (Tyler, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 3, Ed. 1

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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections