Here in Belle Isle's Dreary Prison
Songs and music
American Civil War (1861-1865)
Prisoners of war
Illustrated two verse song and chorus sung to the tune of "Just Before the Battle Mother.'" Lyrics depict captured Union soldier in a prisoner of war camp on Belle Isle, VA and his longing for freedom.
Dix, John Ross
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
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Dix, John Ross, “Here in Belle Isle's Dreary Prison,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed March 28, 2020, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/22772.