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John Tyler was a member of the House of Representatives of the Confederate Congress and President of the United States of America. He is buried in Hollywood Cemetery. This view was painted in 1859 by George Peter Alexander Healy.

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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To see previous posts in this series:

Hollywood Cemetery with Pete Skillman: Davis, Seddon, and Anderson
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 John Tyler’s grave marker in Hollywood Cemetery.
The grave site of John Tyler at Hollywood Cemetery. This view was facing north at approximately 3:10 PM on Saturday, July 9, 2011, by John Dolan.

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

This view was facing southeast at approximately 3:10 PM on Saturday, July 9, 2011, by John Dolan.

In this video, Pete Skillman talks about the life of John Tyler. This video was taken facing west by George Skillman.
The red rectangle on this map shows the location of James Monroe’s grave marker in Hollywood Cemetery.
James Monroe was the fifth President of the United States of America. His body was originally interred in New York upon his death in 1831, but it was moved to the James Monroe Tomb in Hollywood Cemetery in 1858. This view was painted circa 1819 by Samuel Finley Breese Morse.

The James Monroe Tomb at Hollywood Cemetery. This view was facing east at approximately 3:05 PM on Saturday, July 9, 2011, by John Dolan.

In this video, Pete Skillman talks about the life of James Monroe. This video was taken facing east by George Skillman.


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