The Battle of Gettysburg was a critical turning point in the American Civil War.
Grade Range: 8-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials
Duration: 5 minutes
Date Posted: 9/6/2013
In this post, readers will see what a Civil War-era lithograph reveals about life in a prisoner of war camp early in the Civil War. The significance of the piece, however, lies both in that insight and in the contrast between living conditions in the camp in 1862 and in the later war years. Written by Debbie Schaefer-Jones, associate curator in the Division of Home and Community Life and Curator of the division’s Harry T. Peters America on Stone Lithography Collection, this post is published on the Museum's "O Say Can You See?" blog.