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.
Another of Pickett’s officers that was involved on July 3, 1863 was Lt. Colonel John T. Ellis of the 19th VA Infantry. He didn’t participate in the attack itself though, because he was killed shortly before Pickett’s division set out across the field.
Ellis is buried at Hollywood Cemetery in the Gettysburg Hill section, just a short way down the hill from General Pickett himself.
In the video below, I give a very brief biography of Lt. Col. Ellis and explain how he was killed.
Video by George Skillman
Next time, we’ll talk about another high-ranking officer in Pickett’s division who is likely to be buried here among his men.