Aug 21
General George E. Pickett is buried in Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia. This view was taken circa the 1860s and is courtesy of the Brady-Handy Collection at the Library of Congress.

Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia, is the home of many notable Confederate internments with a connection to Gettysburg. Gettysburg Daily reader Pete Skillman traveled to the cemetery and provided the content for this series.

Pete Skillman works in the IT department of a school system in Maryland. In his free time, he loves to read and discuss U.S. history. He became interested in Gettysburg when he visited a few times with his family as a child, and spent several hours searching out flank markers with his dad. Pete loves spending time with family and friends in Gettysburg whenever he can. He lives in Catonsville, MD with his wife, Ruth and his dog, Charlie.

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Amateur historian and Gettysburg Daily reader Pete Skillman introduces us to the Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia. This video was taken facing northeast by George Skillman.
The red rectangle on this map shows the location of Pickett’s grave site in the northernmost section of Hollywood Cemetery.
The grave site and monument to George Edward Pickett at Hollywood Cemetery. This view was taken facing north at approximately 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 9, 2011, by John Dolan.

A detail of Pickett’s name on the monument. This view was taken facing north at approximately 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 9, 2011, by John Dolan.

In this video, Pete Skillman gives us a background on George Pickett. This video was taken facing north by George Skillman.
There is quite a bit of text on General Pickett’s monument. We’ll take a look at each of the panels in detail. This view was taken facing north at approximately 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 9, 2011, by John Dolan.
This view was facing northeast at approximately 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 9, 2011, by John Dolan.
This view was facing northwest at approximately 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 9, 2011, by John Dolan.
This view was facing south at approximately 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 9, 2011, by John Dolan.
This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 9, 2011, by John Dolan.
This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 2:00 PM on Saturday, July 9, 2011, by John Dolan.
A detailed view of Pickett’s portrait from the beginning of this post. We will be bringing you more of this reader-submitted series next Sunday.


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