I Am Busy Drawing Pictures: The Civil War Art
and Letters of Private John Jacob Omenhausser


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I Am Busy Drawing Pictures: The Civil War Art and Letters of Private John Jacob Omenhausser

By: Ross M. Kimmel & Michael P. Musick

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A rare glimpse into the everyday life of a Civil War soldier, especially while at Point Lookout. Using beautiful, high-resolution images of Omenhausser's drawings, as well as texts of his letters, many to his beloved "Annie," the book is a window into the life and soul of an ordinary soldier caught up in a terrible conflict. Omenhausser's drawings in the book are drawn from institutions around the nation and from private collections. About 90 per cent of them illustrate life at Point Lookout, where Omenhausser was a prisoner-of-war for over a year.

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