Confederate prison camp operated from 1863 to 1865; it housed 6,000 POWs and is said to be the largest Confederate prison camp west of the Mississippi. It is now the site of a historical park.

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All Things Historical: Camp Ford, Union Prisoner of War Camp in East Texas.
Newspaper column by Archie McDonald of the East Texas Historical Society.
Camp Ford Historical Association
Camp history and information about the independent group's plans to build a historical center across from the Camp Ford site.
Handbook of Texas: Camp Ford
Brief history of the camp with bibliography.
Life in a Texas Prison Pen: The 48th Ohio at Camp Ford
Prisoners' accounts of their experiences, maps and pictures of the camp, and a list of prisoners from the 48th Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry.
Texas Beyond History: Camp Ford
Information on the camp's history and archaeological research, a timeline and pictures from the Texas Archeological Research Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin.
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