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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.
Partner: Pearce Museum at Navarro College

[Letter from J. L. Halbert to Fanny Halbert - June 17, 1862]

Description: Letter from Captain J. L. Halbert to his wife, Fanny Halbert, dated July 29, 1862, sent from Camp Daniel near Tyler, Texas. The letter describes the landscape of Camp Daniel, including a spring nearby, and gives some rumors regarding the happenings of the war (Civil War). Included with the original letter is a typed transcript.
Date: July 29, 1862
Creator: Halbert, J. L.
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

[Transcript of Letter from J. L. Halbert to Fanny Halbert - June 17, 1862]

Description: Transcript of letter from Captain J. L. Halbert to his wife, Fanny Halbert, dated July 29, 1862, sent from Camp Daniel near Tyler, Texas. The letter describes the landscape of Camp Daniel, including a spring nearby, and gives some rumors regarding the happenings of the war (Civil War).
Date: August 2008
Creator: Albritton, Helen
Partner: Pearce Museum at Navarro College