This is a continuation of my series on famous burials in Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, VA. Other posts in the series can be viewed here.
We’re going to start out with one of the more famous figures buried at Hollywood Cemetery: Major General George E. Pickett.
His grave is located in the northern-most section of the cemetery near the area known as Gettysburg Hill.
In the video below, I give a short biography of Maj. Gen. Pickett, and talk about some of the particulars of his “headstone” at Hollywood Cemetery, which was originally designed to be a monument to his division at Gettysburg.
Video by George Skillman
Keeping with the Pickett theme, in the next few posts of the series, we’ll talk about a few officers who were killed in the famous attack that (rightly or wrongly) bears his name.