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[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.
Date: March 4, 1865
Creator: Simmons, G. W.
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 66, July 1962 - April, 1963

Description: The Texas State Historical Association Quarterly Report includes "Papers read at the meetings of the Association, and such other contributions as may be accepted by the Committee" (volume 1, number 1). These include historical sketches, biographical material, personal accounts, and other research. Index is located at the end of the volume starting on page 615.
Date: 1963
Creator: Texas State Historical Association
Partner: Texas State Historical Association

Heritage, Volume 14, Number 3, Summer 1996

Description: Quarterly publication containing articles related to the preservation of historic artifacts and sites in Texas. Feature articles discuss various aspects of Texas history and heritage, often highlighting museums and collections within the state. Also included are book reviews, current preservation news, and a listing of historical museums in Texas.
Date: Summer 1996
Creator: Texas Historical Foundation
Partner: Texas Historical Foundation

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

Description: 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.
Date: March 15, 1864
Creator: May, William H.
Partner: Pearce Museum at Navarro College

[Diary of Henry J. Durgin]

Description: Diary of Henry J. Durgin, Chief Bugler of the 1st N. H. Cavalry from Franklin, Louisiana, a leather-bound book with small paragraphs written under a typed heading for each day of 1864. Durgin served in the Civil War at Camp Ford.
Date: 1864
Creator: Durgin, Henry J.
Partner: Pearce Museum at Navarro College

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

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 humorous articles, jokes, poems, and advertisements, along with a list of prisoners. The manuscript was originally hand lettered and illustrated on unruled letter paper.
Date: February 17, 1864
Creator: May, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

The Old Flag. (Tyler, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 2, Ed. 1

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, local, state, and national news articles; poems; advertisements; and a map of "Ford-Borrough." The manuscript was originally hand lettered and illustrated on unruled letter paper.
Date: March 1, 1864
Creator: May, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

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

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.
Date: March 15, 1864
Creator: May, William H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections