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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.
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Presidential Proclamation

Description: Proclamation issued by Lincoln concerning designation of areas in rebellion and emancipation in those areas.
Date: January 2, 1863
Creator: Lincoln, Abraham
Item Type: Text
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Libby Prison During the War.

Description: Poster depicting a large, red-brick building and ranks of soldiers in the background and white tents in the foreground. Text under the image reads, "Compliments of J. Thompson Brown & Co., Real Estate Agents and Auctioneers, 113 Main St., Richmond, Va."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Poster
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Autograph book

Description: Book containing signatures of confederate generals
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Brass button

Description: Small brass buttonwith "C.S.A." on front; has raised edge
Date: unknown
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

[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.
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Confederate Veterans

Description: Confederate veterans reunion with tents assembled. A sign is posted that reads "Just Old Confederates, Fort Worth, Texas". By one of the tents it says "State Headquarters". Three flags are flying.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Tarrant County College NE, Heritage Room

[John H. Reagan Monument]

Description: Photo of Mrs. McReynolds and two other women standing at the Reagan Monument at Reagan Park in Palestine.
Date: April 1969
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Anderson County Historical Commission

[Confederate Monument]

Description: Photograph of a monument to the Confederate Army, with a statue of a soldier holding a gun mounted on the base. The text on the base reads: "Erected by Dick Taylor, Camp U. C. V. Lest we forget. In memory of our dead 1861-1865". A brick building is visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

Legacies: A History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas, Volume 22, Number 02, Fall 2010

Description: Biannual publication "devoted to the rich history of Dallas and North Central Texas" as a way to "examine the many historical legacies--social, ethnic, cultural, political--which have shaped the modern city of Dallas and the region around it." This issue focuses on "More Forgotten Stories."
Date: 2010
Creator: Dallas Historical Society
Partner: Dallas Historical Society

The American conflict: a history of the great rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-'64: its causes, incidents, and results: intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases, with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the war for the Union. Volume 1.

Description: Volume one of a two-volume set gives a historical overview of slavery and the abolition movement in the U.S., records events leading to secession, and details political and military action early in the Civil War. Chapter XII (pp. 147-177) discusses the annexation of Texas to the United States. Analytical index begins on p. 633.
Date: 1864
Creator: Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries

The American conflict: a history of the great rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-'64: its causes, incidents, and results: intended to exhibit especially its moral and political phases, with the drift and progress of American opinion respecting human slavery from 1776 to the close of the war for the Union. Volume 2.

Description: Volume two of a two-volume set details political and military action in the Civil War. Chapter I (pp. 17-25) discusses activity in Texas and New Mexico in 1862. Analytical index begins on p. 765.
Date: 1866
Creator: Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries

Confederate Memorial, Kaufman County

Description: Photograph of a Confederate Memorial in Kaufman County, Texas. It is a tall monument, with a statue of a soldier carrying a rifle at the top of it. There is a carving of a pair of crossed rifles under the statue, and text around the base of the monument.
Date: October 26, 2005
Creator: Belden, Dreanna L.
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Confederate Memorial]

Description: Photograph of a Confederate war memorial outside the Caldwell County courthouse. It reads: "In Memory of Our Soldiers 1861-1865 Confederate".
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Monument in Hopkins County]

Description: Photograph of a monument to a Confederate general in Hopkins County, Texas. Cars and a tree are visible in the background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Memorial to Confederate Soldiers]

Description: Photograph of a memorial to Confederate soldiers by the Franklin County courthouse. It reads: "Erected to the memory of Confederate soldiers of Franklin County who fought in the war 1861-1865. Ben McCulloh Camp #300. 'That memories shall not perish.'"
Date: unknown
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Monument to Confederate Soldiers]

Description: Photograph of a stone monument to the Confederate soldiers who fought in the battle of Galveston, on the lawn of the Lavaca County courthouse in Hallettsville, Texas.
Date: October 14, 2010
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Monument to Confederate Soldiers]

Description: Photograph of a memorial pillar to fallen Confederate soldiers on the lawn in front of the Lavaca County courthouse in Hallettsville, Texas.
Date: October 14, 2010
Creator: Bell, Jim
Item Type: Photograph
Location Info:
Partner: Private Collection of Jim Bell

[Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara, May 19, 1864]

Description: Letter from David Fentress to his wife Clara in which he recounts his participation in a battle that took place before May 19, 1864. He writes about the successes and set backs. He writes of the soldiers killed, wounded and missing. He says that some of the soldiers who died were accused of smelling of Louisiana rum. He ends the letter with news of his health and the health of friends.
Date: May 19, 1864
Creator: Fentress, David
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Letter from the 1850]

Description: Letter written by an unidentified author. The letter is extremely faded. It appears that the author is concerned about the fate of the Confederacy; Clara's involvement in church and school; and family news and expressions of affection.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Letter
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections