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