Belle Isle Prison
Original Author: Charles R. Rees
Created: ca. 1863
Medium: Mounted photographic print
Publisher: Valentine Richmond History Center

Belle Isle Prison

A rare Confederate photograph taken in the field shows tents where Union prisoners of war were housed on Belle Isle, an open-air prison located on an island in the James River across from Richmond. The photographer, Charles R. Rees, took the image from a high point on the island; in the distance, at center left, is the Capitol.