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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.
Item Type: Newspaper
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.
Item Type: Newspaper
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.
Item Type: Newspaper
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.
Item Type: Newspaper
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections