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

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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.

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1 picture : col. ; 28 x 41 cm.

Creation Information

Simmons, G. W. March 4, 1865.

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This artwork is part of the collection entitled: Star of the Republic Museum Objects and was provided by Star of the Republic Museum to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 300 times . More information about this work can be viewed below.

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Star of the Republic Museum

Located in Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site, the Museum's mission is to collect and preserve material culture of the Texas Republic.

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  • Main Title: [Harper's Weekly: Camp Ford, Texas Sketch]
  • Added Title: "Camp Ford, Texas"

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.

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1 picture : col. ; 28 x 41 cm.

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Star of the Republic Museum Objects

From the Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site, these items (dating from 1700s-1800s) include furniture, clothing, buttons, farm implements, china, trade tokens, arrowheads, cooking utensils, and looms.

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  • March 4, 1865

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  • Jan. 18, 2008, 4:58 a.m.

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  • March 21, 2013, 2:54 p.m.

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Simmons, G. W. [Harper's Weekly: Camp Ford, Texas Sketch], artwork, March 4, 1865; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth31188/: accessed December 14, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Star of the Republic Museum.