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At its zenith in spring of 1864, Camp Ford stockade interned some 6,000 Union troops--largest prisoner of war compound west of the Mississippi. A historical marker in rest area on U.S. 271 two miles NE provides details.

Location: U.S. 271, Tyler Texas

Other History nearby:
(Jefferson) Alley-McKay House
(Jefferson) Beard House
(Tyler) Camp Ford
(Tyler) Carnegie History Center
(Grand Saline) Depot Library/Civic Center
(Kilgore) East Texas Oil Museum

06/16 Coming to The Tyler area
Texas Shakespeare Festival Kilgore TX June27-July28 The Texas Shakespeare Festival employs high caliber actors, designers, and directors from throughout the nation.
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