John Jacob Omenhausser’s approach was to paint watercolors. Private Omenhausser described life as a prisoner-of-war not in a diary, but through pictures. Dozens of his drawings, paintings, and letters have been collected into a book called: ‘I Am Busy Drawing Pictures’: The Civil War Art and Letters of Private John Jacob Omenhausser. With me to talk about it is Ross Kimmel, co-author of the book and retired chief historian for the Maryland Park Service.
Sketches Of A Confederate P.O.W.
By Sheilah Kast & Matt Purdy • Jul 28, 2014