Hollywood Cemetery

Brooks Simpson is having some fun with what he has dubbed the 2013 Confederate Heritage Follies Countdown. Lord knows he's got plenty of material to work with. I suspect that the SCV and/or Virginia Flaggers will crack the top five. I've been known to have a good laugh at the expense of both organizations, but [...]

Virginia Flaggers welcome visitors to Richmond and honor the memory and sacrifice of Confederate soldiers with this flag. “Richmond needed a reminder of her Confederate heritage." -- Susan Hathaway Meanwhile, back in Richmond's Hollywood Cemetery. About 2,000 of Gettysburg’s unknown Confederate dead still rest in Hollywood Cemetery in a spot known as Gettysburg Hill. Many [...]

Today was the kind of day that I live for as a teacher.  My students and I had a wonderful time on our trip to Richmond. It was a bit cold, but we managed.  The highlight of the trip was the Lee statue along Monument Avenue.  We spent quite a bit of time looking at [...]

I've been browsing Hollywood Cemetery's website in preparation for tomorrow's class trip and I am struck by the reconciliationist tone used to describe the various sites.  Consider the following brief description of the Confederate pyramid memorial, which was designed by Charles Dimmock and dedicated in 1869: "Hollywood's ninety foot granite pyramid, completed in 1869, is [...]