Hand Drawn Picture of Johnson’s Island Military Prison Done By Confederate Topographical Engineer, Captain James T. Hogane
This 9 ½ x 12 ½ inch pen and ink drawing was actually done while Captain Hogane was a prisoner on Johnson’s Island. James T. Hogane was on the staff of Confederate General M. Jeff Thompson when captured. Using his drawing skills he apparently would execute an exquisite, finely labeled drawing of Johnson’s Island and perhaps do this for a fee. We know of at least 4 or 5 examples that he drew for fellow inmates. Each one was personalized with the Officer’s name in the left top corner. Our example was drawn for 1st Lieut. J. W. Parker, Co. H, 50th Regt. Tenn. Vol.
Our example has been archivally strengthened and deacidified. It looks fantastic and is presented in a period frame. What is truly amazing is the fine detail that Hogane uses. How can anyone print so small? We will try to show enlargements of his great detail. A truly historic piece of history for the advanced collector or museum. A number of years ago we offered a similar example for $8,000. This piece coming from an estate is very reasonably priced.
#A526 – Price $4,995