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HOLLYWOOD CEMETERY
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA



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Hollywood Cemetery Map

The red letters mark the location of the photographs in this section.
 



 
Gen. Richard Garnett
General Richard Brooke Garnett

Confederate Brigadier General Richard Brooke Garnett is believed to be buried in Hollywood Cemetery. His cousin, Confederate Brigadier General Robert Selden Garnett, the first General killed in the Civil War, is not buried at Hollywood Cemetery.

[There is some confusion as to whether the photograph above is that of Richard Garnett or his cousin Robert. Click Here to read my logic for using the above photograph - Ed.]
 




Marker
 
The marker for CSA General Richard Brooke Garnett, in the Confederate Section of Hollywood Cemetery, reads:

"Among the Confederate Soldiers's Graves in this area is the probable resting place of Brigadier General Richard Brooke Garnett C.S.A. who was killed in action July 3, 1863, as he led his Brigade in the charge of Pickett's Division on the final day of the battle of Gettysburg. First buried on the battlefield, General Garnett's remains were likely removed to this area in 1872 along with other Confederate dead brought from Gettysburg by the Hollywood Memorial Association. Requiescat in Pace Richard Brooke Garnett 1817 - 1863."  (C)
 







George E. Pickett Gen. George E. Pickett60
Mrs. George E. Pickett

  The monuments of CSA General George E. Pickett (of Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg) and his wife, Lasalle Corbell Pickett. The lower right photograph provides a closer view of her marker.   (D)

Mrs. Pickett was relocated from an Arlington, Virginia mausoleum to Hollywood Cemetery in 1998. In announcing the move, the Richmond Times Dispatch said,
    "For the first time, a woman is to be buried in the soldier's section of Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond. The wife of Maj. Gen. George E. Pickett will be buried in an area known as Gettysburg Hill, since casualties from the Battle of Gettysburg are buried there. Gen. Pickett earned fame during the Civil War for "Pickett's Charge" at Gettysburg, Pa., a crucial battle in 1863 that helped turn the tide of war in the Union's favor. At his death in 1875, 10 years after the war's end, Gen. Pickett asked to be buried among his men in his native Richmond."
 




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