Gettysburg at Hollywood Cemetery – John Wesley Culp
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.
Most Gettysburg nerds have heard of Wesley Culp – the boy from Gettysburg who went south and fought for the Confederacy. The story is that he was killed on Culp’s Hill (owned by members of his family) during the battle some time between July 2nd and 3rd, 1863.
As you can imagine, since we aren’t really sure when he died, we aren’t really sure where he died either. So we don’t know for sure where his remains ended up. That being said, he has a marker here at Hollywood:
This marker is located among the multitudes on Gettysburg Hill:
I explain more about the controversy here (along with giving some more background on Private Culp) in the video below:
Video by George Skillman