Item: Sketches of Confederate Prisons

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Record Number: 4268
Reproduction restrictions: None
Artist: Sneden, Robert Knox
Date of Original: 1863 - 1864
Original Format: Drawings
Image description: This collection consists of eight mounted wash and ink drawings of Confederate prisons by Robert Knox Sneden during his service with the 40th New York volunteers during the Civil War. Each is captioned, identifying the prison, describing the site, listing the number of prisoners, noting how many deaths occurred there, along with the date when he was imprisoned there. The watercolors are copies of original sketches done by Sneden while in the service.