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Richmond's Hollywood Cemetery sponsors a day to decorate the graves of thousands of C.S.A. veterans buried there.


On this day, citizens of Richmond, Virginia and the surrounding counties visited the Hollywood Cemetery on the banks of the James River outside the city to decorate the graves of the Confederate Army dead buried there.  The Hollywood Memorial Association sponsored the event at the twenty year-old, fifty-four acre cemetery, which then held a reported thirteen thousand graves, more than half of them containing fallen Confederate veterans, including General J.E.B. Stuart. Harpers Magazine published an engraving of the scene in its August 17, 1867 issue, drawn by William L. Sheppard, a veteran of Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. (By John Osborne)  

Source Citation: 

"Hollywood Cemetery at Richmond," Harper's Weekly Magazine, August 17, 1867, p. 526.