Here in Belle Isle's Dreary Prison

Title

Here in Belle Isle's Dreary Prison

Subject

Broadsides
Songs and music
American Civil War (1861-1865)
Soldiers
Prisons
Prisoners of war

Description

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.

Creator

 Dix, John Ross

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1864

Contributor

Magnus, Charles

Rights

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum holds all rights and permissions.

Format

pdf

Language

eng

Identifier

301245
37540000517955

Coverage

New York

Original Format

1
21 cm

Citation

Dix, John Ross, “Here in Belle Isle's Dreary Prison,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed November 17, 2019, http://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/22772.