Oct 30
William Watts Parker is buried in Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia. 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.

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To see previous posts in this series:

Hollywood Cemetery with Pete Skillman: Edward Johnson
Hollywood Cemetery with Pete Skillman: William R. Terry and Richard L. Maury
Hollywood Cemetery with Pete Skillman: James J. Archer
Hollywood Cemetery with Pete Skillman: John Tyler and James Monroe
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 William W. Parker’s grave site in Hollywood Cemetery.

The grave of William W. Parker at Hollywood Cemetery. This view was taken facing south at approximately 2:00 PM on Sunday, October 2, 2011, by George Skillman.

In this video, Pete Skillman gives us a brief bio of William W. Parker. This video was taken facing south by George Skillman.
The red rectangle on this map shows the location of John P. Bane’s grave site in Hollywood Cemetery.
The grave of John P. Bane at Hollywood Cemetery. This view was taken facing east at approximately 2:00 PM on Sunday, October 2, 2011, by George Skillman.

In this video, Pete Skillman discusses the life of Confederate officer John P. Bane. This video was taken facing east by George Skillman.


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