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

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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.

Physical Description

4 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.

Creation Information

May, William H. March 15, 1864.

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  • May, William H. Captain William H. May, 23rd Connecticut Volunteers, U. S. A.; editor, publisher, and printer

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  • Meigh, D. K. Author of "High-Bird; or, The League of Blood! A Tale of the Mysteries and Miseries of Ford City, Texas."

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  • Main Title: The Old Flag. (Tyler, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 3, Ed. 1
  • Serial Title: The Old Flag

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.

Physical Description

4 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.

Source

  • Robens, J. P. 1864. "The old flag." New York, [N.Y.], OCLC 11552117.

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Rare Book and Texana Collections

This extensive online collection of books and maps includes a 1633 map, *America Noviter Delineata*; H. K. Yoakum's *History of Texas: from its First Settlement in 1685 to its Annexation in 1846*, Vols. 1 & 2; and *Exploration of the Red River of Louisiana, in the year 1852* by Randolph B. Marcy.

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  • March 15, 1864

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Start & End Dates

  • August 22, 1863 - April 7, 1864

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  • May 30, 2013, 1:55 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Sept. 3, 2015, 8:58 a.m.

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May, William H. The Old Flag. (Tyler, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 3, Ed. 1, newspaper, March 15, 1864; Camp Ford, Tyler, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth312474/: accessed January 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.