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

One of 4 issues in the title: The Old Flag available on this site.

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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.

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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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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.

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4 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.

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Incorrect date printed on the front page: March 13th, 1864. Place of publication on masthead is Ford City.

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Texas Digital Newspaper Program

The Texas Digital Newspaper Program (TDNP) partners with communities, publishers, and institutions to promote standards-based digitization of Texas newspapers and to make them freely accessible.

Pearce Civil War

Letters and documents pertaining to the history of Texas at the time of the Civil War. These resources illustrate the war and post-war era through first-hand accounts from Texas soldiers, as well as from wives and other civilians on the home front.

Rescuing Texas History, 2014

Rescuing Texas History collects photographs, newspaper articles, letters, postcards, and other historical materials from across the state and beyond to document and preserve the rich history of the state.

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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.

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The Old Flag. (Tyler, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 1, Ed. 1, ark:/67531/metapth312472

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  • March 15, 1864

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  • August 22, 1863 - April 7, 1864

Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • June 30, 2015, 1:48 p.m.

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  • May 23, 2017, 3:18 p.m.

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May, William H. The Old Flag (Tyler, Tex.), Volume 1, Number 3, March 15th, 1864, newspaper, March 15, 1864; Camp Ford, Tyler, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth619293/: accessed June 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Pearce Museum at Navarro College.