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Meanwhile, on this page you’ll find all the public domain images used in Prison Pens. These can be used as visuals for handouts or presentations. John Jacob Omenhausser, Civil War sketchbook, Point Lookout, Maryland, 1864-1865, Maryland Manuscript #5213, Maryland Manuscripts Collection, Special Collections, University of Maryland, Baltimore.
Edwin Forbes, Rebel officers take[n] a[t] Petersburg, Va. – sketched on board a steamboat coming down the James River, June 30, 1864, Library of Congress.
A group of Union soliders interrogate a Confederate prisoner early in the conflict. Alfred A. Waud, Provost Marshal–and police of Alexandria searching and examining a prisoner of war, 1861 , Library of Congress, .
The empty stockade on Morris Island, site of Wash’s imprisonment in 1864, near Battery Wagner, where the
African American 54th Massachusetts fought the previous
year. Morris Island, South Carolina, stockade, 1865, Library of
A map of Virginia in 1861, showing Jefferson County, Hanover County,important rail lines, and Point Lookout, Maryland. J. W. Randolph, New Map of Virginia, compiled from the latest Maps. 1861. , Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division.
Virginia’s slave population based on the 1860 U.S. Census. Map created by Henry S. Graham, 1861. Library of Congress.