Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Historic Belle Isle
Belle Isle is now one of Richmondís most popular city
Erected by Richmond National Battlefield Park.
Location. 37° 31.866′ N, 77° 27.061′ 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. The Power of Moving Water (a few steps from this marker); Belle Isle Prison Camp Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War POW Camp (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 Canons and Corpses (about 500 feet away); Cannon over the Camp (about 600 feet away); Ironworks Oil House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
More about this marker. (caption)
Drawn to illustrate an 1864 map of Richmond and vicinity, this image shows Belle Isle with the prisoner-of-war camp to the front and left. An artillery emplacement still stands atop the hill on the right-hand end of the island. The Old Dominion Iron and Nail Works smokestacks are visible behind the camp, and Fort French can be seen on the bluff on the south side of the James River. From Hughes Military Map of Richmond and Petersburg, Va., showing the Rebel Fortifications Drawn on the Ground for the War Department, courtesy Library of Congress
Also see . . .
1. Richmond National Battlefield Park. (Submitted on April 1, 2013.)
2. The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar. (Submitted on April 1, 2013.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 1, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 382 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 1, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.