Union Prisoners at Salisbury

Otto Boetticher (American, born about 1816), Printer Sarony, Major, and Knapp, New York

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik 0076


Image: 55.6 x 96.2 cm (21 7/8 x 37 7/8 in.) Sheet: 70.5 x 105.9 cm (27 3/4 x 41 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Lithograph with buff and blue tints on paper; hand-colored

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings



Drawn while Boetticher, a captain in the Civil War, was a prisoner of war at Salisbury. Shows union prisoners playing baseball with many looking on.


Printed below: L: Lith of Sarony, Major & Knapp 449 Broadway NYork; C: Entered according to the act of congress in the year 1863 etc; title/ drawn from nature by acting major Otto Boetticher/ other notes.


Accessioned February 14, 1962. M. & M. Karolik Collection. Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA June 8, 1964

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875