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[Thomas Green Bays]

[Thomas Green Bays]

Date: December 5, 1987
Creator: Cherokee County Historical Society
Description: Copy negative of Thomas Green Bays, an early Jacksonville resident, sitting in a chair and holding a cane.
Contributing Partner: Cherokee County Historical Commission
[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
Presidential Proclamation

Presidential Proclamation

Date: January 2, 1863
Creator: Lincoln, Abraham
Description: Proclamation issued by Lincoln concerning designation of areas in rebellion and emancipation in those areas.
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
Libby Prison During the War.

Libby Prison During the War.

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Poster depicting a large, red-brick building and ranks of soldiers in the background and white tents in the foreground. Text under the image reads, "Compliments of J. Thompson Brown & Co., Real Estate Agents and Auctioneers, 113 Main St., Richmond, Va."
Contributing Partner: Star of the Republic Museum
The Junior Historian, Volume 25, Number 2, November 1964

The Junior Historian, Volume 25, Number 2, November 1964

Date: November 1964
Creator: Texas State Historical Association
Description: Journal published by the Texas State Historical Association containing articles written by members of the Junior Historians about various aspects of Texas history.
Contributing Partner: Texas State Historical Association
The Texas Historian, Volume 51, Number 1, September 1990

The Texas Historian, Volume 51, Number 1, September 1990

Date: September 1990
Creator: Texas State Historical Association
Description: Journal published by the Texas State Historical Association containing articles written by members of the Junior Historians about various aspects of Texas history.
Contributing Partner: Texas State Historical Association
Journal of the Reconstruction Convention, Which Met at Austin, Texas, Dec. 7, A. D. 1868, Vol. 2

Journal of the Reconstruction Convention, Which Met at Austin, Texas, Dec. 7, A. D. 1868, Vol. 2

Date: 1870
Creator: Texas. Constitutional Convention, (1868-1869).
Description: Minutes of the Reconstruction Convention including text of Resolutions and Declarations made during the session. Index begins on page 539.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
The Junior Historian, Volume 3, Number 6, May 1943

The Junior Historian, Volume 3, Number 6, May 1943

Date: May 1943
Creator: Texas State Historical Association
Description: Journal published by the Texas State Historical Association containing articles written by members of the Junior Historians about various aspects of Texas history.
Contributing Partner: Texas State Historical Association
The Texas Historian, Volume 36, Number 3, January 1976

The Texas Historian, Volume 36, Number 3, January 1976

Date: January 1976
Creator: Texas State Historical Association
Description: Journal published by the Texas State Historical Association containing articles written by members of the Junior Historians about various aspects of Texas history.
Contributing Partner: Texas State Historical Association
The Confederate soldier; and Ten years in South America

The Confederate soldier; and Ten years in South America

Date: 1910
Creator: Polk, J. M.
Description: A biography by J.M. Polk about his life, and years with Hood's Texas Brigade.
Contributing Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library
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