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Belle Isle Prison Camp Monument

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, March 31, 2013
1. Belle Isle Monument
Inscription. During the Civil War over 1,000 Union soldiers perished in the 6 acre prison site before you. Of those who survived, in bothe Northern and Southern camps, many were exchanged in such wretched condition that they were often unfit to return to duty.

In gratitude for the perseverance of these Union soldiers who sacrificed much to preserve the Union we dedicate this monument

Col. James D. Brady Camp #63
Petersburg, Virginia

Irish Brigade Camp #4
Fredericksburg, Virginia

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
 
Erected by Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War.
 
Location. 37° 31.878′ N, 77° 27.047′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Tredegar Street 0.3 miles west of South 5th Street. Touch for map. Located on Belle Isle which can be reached via a pedestrian bridge from the north bank of the river. Marker is at or near this postal address: 470 Tredegar Street, Richmond VA 23219, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War POW Camp (here, next to this marker); The Power of Moving Water (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Belle Isle
Belle Isle Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 31, 2013
2. Belle Isle Monument
(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Historic Belle Isle (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Dominion Iron & Steel Company (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Canons and Corpses (about 600 feet away); Cannon over the Camp (about 700 feet away); Ironworks Oil House (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Belle Isle Prison Camp Site image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 31, 2013
3. Belle Isle Prison Camp Site
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 31, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 470 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 31, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3. submitted on April 1, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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