Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Canons and Corpses
Erected by St. Catherine's Middle School.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 37° 31.787′ N, 77° 27.076′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Belle Island can be reached by crossing a foot bridge over the James River, in Richomnd, VA. There is no vehicle access tot he public. A bypass for US Highway 1 301 now runs directly over the prison yard where the Federal prisoners were kept. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23224, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cannon over the Camp (within shouting distance of this marker); Ironworks Oil House (within shouting distance of this marker); Belle Isle Rolling Milling and Slitting Manufactory (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Belle IsleNative American Fishing (about 500 feet away); The Power of Moving Water (about 600 feet away); Belle Isle Prison Camp Monument (about 600 feet away); Civil War POW Camp (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
Also see . . .
1. Belle Isle Civil War Prison Camp. By 1863, 10,000 men were housed in an area intended for 3,000. (Submitted on December 1, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Belle Island Prison. Civil War Richmond page. Offers links to photos and other source material about the prison. (Submitted on December 1, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Additional keywords. Belle Island, POW, prisoner of war, Richmond.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2008, by Dale Nichols of Newport News, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,393 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 30, 2008, by Dale Nichols of Newport News, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.