Saturday, March 7, 2009

Richmond, Virginia: Confederate Soldiers Gravesite

Hollywood Cemetery (named after the Holly trees) is only a few blocks from downtown Richmond, right along the James River. It's a classic old inner-city cemetery, filled with history and beautiful old trees.

One of the most interesting sections comes in a corner. A pyramid was constructed shortly after the Civil War to honor the Confederate soldiers who died. In fact, about 18,000 are buried near the pyramid.

Meanwhile, several of the soldiers in the area have the same week of death - early July, 1863. That's right -- they were shipped from Gettysburg. It's almost haunting to see the graves in a line.

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