Belle Isle

Belle Isle (HMFZ7)

Location: Richmond, VA 23219
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 32.055', W 77° 26.671'

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During the winter of 1863-1864, the island visible from this spot held up to 8,000 Union army prisoners.

After the outbreak of the Civil War, prisoners poured into Richmond. Camps built only as transport stations soon became permanent. Over the course of the war, several thousand Belle Isle prisoners died, many during the harsh winter of 1863, when the entire city was overcrowded and undersupplied.
HM NumberHMFZ7
Placed ByRichmond Riverfront Canal Walk
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Date Added Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at 9:22am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 284010 N 4156949
Decimal Degrees37.53425000, -77.44451667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 32.055', W 77° 26.671'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 32' 3.30" N, 77° 26' 40.26" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 539 Tredegar St, Richmond VA 23219, US
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