(Lesson) Plans

Prison Pens was edited with the classroom in mind. Check out our lessons plans in the dropdown menu.

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, 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, Washington, D.C.

Alfred A. Waud, Provost Marshal–and police of Alexandria searching and examining a prisoner of war, 1861, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Morris Island, South Carolina, stockade, 1865, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.

Bird’s eye view drawing of Point Lookout, Maryland, Library of Congress

A map of Virginia in 1861, showing Jefferson and Hanover counties, important rail lines, and Point Lookout, Maryland. “New Map of Virginia, compiled from the latest Maps. 1861” by J.W. Randolph.

Henry S. Graham and Edwin Hergesheimer, “Map of Virginia: showing the distribution of its slave population from the census of 1860,” 1861, Library of Congress