I Am Busy Drawing Pictures
The Civil War Art & Letters of Private John Jacob Omenhausser, CSA
This wonderfully illustrated book provides rare insight into life in a Civil War prisoner-of-war camp. A treat for both Civil War and folk art fans, it features high-quality images and descriptive text by two prominent Civil War historians. John Jacob Omenhausser's work presents in detail the period of his captivity in the Union army's prisoner-of-war camp at Point Lookout in St. Mary's County, Maryland. Born and reared in Baltimore, his surviving work includes scenes from his teenage years, pre-captivity scenes from the Confederate Army, and his time in Point Lookout as a prisoner-of-war.
2014, Ross M. Kimmel & Michael P. Musick. 177 pp. Paperback