This booklet, published by the Smith County Historical Society, contains the most up-to-date information available on Camp Ford. The content covers everything from Camp Ford’s beginnings as a training camp through its final days. Included throughout are photographs, drawings, lithographs, maps and tables.detailing the largest Confederate prison camp west of the Mississippi
Author Randal Gilbert is a native of Tyler and a graduate of Tyler public schools. He holds degrees in history and law from the University of Texas. He is a Tyler attorney long active in local historic preservation efforts, and a member of the Society.
Nearly all of the information contained in this out of print publication is also contained in this issue of the Chronicles of Smith County, Texas, Volume 28 Issue 2.