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1961 Press Photo POW Camp Ford Tyler Texas

AdID: 518844

Availability: In stock

Part Number: RRY61389

Source: Rogers


This is an original press photo. Camp Ford, a prisoner of war camp near Tyler, Texas.

Camp Ford was a prisoner of war camp near Tyler, Texas, during the American Civil War.It was the largest Confederate-run prison west of the Mississippi River. Established in the spring of 1862 as a training camp for new Confederate recruits, the camp was named for Col. John Salmon Ford, a Texas Ranger and the Superintendent of Conscripts for the State of Texas. The first Union prisoners to arrive at camp Ford in August of 1863 included officers captured in Brashear City Louisiana in June, and included naval personnel captured when the 'Queen Of The West' and the 'Diana' were seized by the Union Navy. Photo measures 10 x 8.25inches. Photo is dated 05-05-1961.