Salisbury Prison was a military prison of the Confederate States of America in Rowan County, North Carolina. In May of 1861 the Confederacy sought the site for a military prison. An old cotton mill near the railroad line was selected as the location. In the early part of the war, prisoners were well cared for and even indulged in baseball as is recorded by Otto Boetticher. His drawing at Salisbury Confederate Prison is the first drawing ever of a baseball game in America.