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

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. ; 27 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 240 times , with 7 in the last month . More information about this work can be viewed below.

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Star of the Republic Museum

The Star of the Republic Museum is located in Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site, and its mission is to collect and preserve material culture of the Texas Republic. The Star of the Republic Museum's digital collections include books, letters, manuscripts, portraits, maps, photographs, and an impressive variety of artifacts that includes furniture, clothing, buttons, farm implements, china, trade tokens, arrowheads, and looms.

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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. ; 27 x 41 cm.

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Star of the Republic Museum Objects

The Star of the Republic Museum Objects Collection is presented by the Star of the Republic Museum and is comprised of thousands of museum artifacts. The museum, which is located in Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site, has an impressive variety of items that 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, 2:58 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/metapth31191/: accessed December 9, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Star of the Republic Museum.