Sep 11
Jefferson Davis was President of the Confederate States of America from 1861 to 1865. He is buried in Hollywood Cemetery. This view was taken circa the 1860s.

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.

To contact Pete, please click here to reveal his email address.

To see previous posts in this series:

Hollywood Cemetery with Pete Skillman: John W. Culp and Richard B. Garnett
Hollywood Cemetery with Pete Skillman: John T. Ellis and Lewis B. Williams
Hollywood Cemetery with Pete Skillman: Major General George Pickett

The red rectangle on this map shows the location of Jefferson Davis’ grave marker in Hollywood Cemetery.

The grave site of Jefferson Davis at Hollywood Cemetery. This view was facing west at approximately 2:30 PM on Saturday, July 9, 2011, by John Dolan.

This view was facing southeast at approximately 2:30 PM on Saturday, July 9, 2011, by John Dolan.

This view was facing west at approximately 2:30 PM on Saturday, July 9, 2011, by John Dolan.

This view was facing northeast at approximately 2:30 PM on Saturday, July 9, 2011, by John Dolan.

In this video, Pete Skillman talks about the life of Jefferson Davis. After being released from custody, Jefferson Davis also wrote several books about the history of the Confederacy. You can read these books for free by clicking on the following links to Google Books: The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Part 1 | The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Part 2 | A Short History of the Confederate States of America. This video was taken facing northwest by George Skillman.
The red rectangle on this map shows the location of James A. Seddon’s grave marker in Hollywood Cemetery.
James A. Seddon was Secretary of War for the Confederacy during the Battle of Gettysburg. He is buried in Hollywood Cemetery. This view was taken circa the 1860s.
The grave site of James A. Seddon at Hollywood Cemetery. This view was facing southeast at approximately 3:40 PM on Saturday, July 9, 2011, by John Dolan.

A closer detail of Seddon’s monument. This view was facing southeast at approximately 3:40 PM on Saturday, July 9, 2011, by John Dolan.

In this video, Pete Skillman discusses the life of James A. Seddon. This video was taken facing southeast by George Skillman.
The red rectangle on this map shows the location of Joseph Reid Anderson’s grave marker in Hollywood Cemetery.
Joseph Reid Anderson was a Brigadier General for the Confederate States of America. He is buried in Hollywood Cemetery. This view was taken circa the 1860s.
The grave site of Joseph Reid Anderson at Hollywood Cemetery. This view was facing northwest at approximately 3:10 PM on Saturday, July 9, 2011, by John Dolan.

A closer detail of Anderson’s monument. This view was facing northwest at approximately 3:10 PM on Saturday, July 9, 2011, by John Dolan.

In this video, Pete Skillman provides a background on the life of Joseph Reid Anderson. This video was taken facing northwest by George Skillman.


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