Hollywood Cemetery

I’m not much of a cemetery person, but I have to admit that Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond is pretty interesting. We took a self-guided tour using their interactive map and spent about an hour and a half wandering the grounds.

The photo above is the graves of the “Gettysburg Dead,” soldiers who were killed at Gettysburg and later sent to Richmond for burial.

Jefferson Davis, president of the confederacy, is buried here with his wife. (The shrouded woman next to him is more than a little creepy).

A couple of years ago, Ben and I visited the White House of the Confederacy, where Jefferson Davis lived, but I don’t remember much of it and would like to go back.

President James Monroe is also buried at Hollywood Cemetery. His tomb is nicknamed “the birdcage” because it’s a cast iron cage.


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