Register of the Confederate dead, interred in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Va
Hollywood is a privately owned cemetery and the final resting place of over 18,000 Confederate soldiers from all Southern States. It has the largest number of Confederate generals (23) interred anywhere in the world. In addition to the slain from battles around Richmond such as Seven Pines, Gaines Mill, Malvern Hill, and Cold Harbor, the Confederate dead exhumed from Gettysburg in the 1870s, were reinterred here on what became known as Gettysburg Hill.
The Hollywood Cemetery Registry of Confederate Dead, printed in 1869, contains about 10,500 names of the 18,000 soldiers that rest here. The remaining names (unless they were unknown at the time of burial) and locations were destroyed in a fire at the cemetery office shortly after the war. Markers to the men whose burial location is unknown, such as General Garnett of "Pickett's Charge" fame, exist in certain locations.
For the identification of sections and graves, granite blocks of deeply cut letters have been erected at the corners and along the sides of each section, and every grave has been marked by a locust or heart cedar stake, of good size, bearing a tinned-copper number plate. The sections have been leveled, and are well set in grass. Carriage ways and footpaths have been graded, graveled and well rolled; while granite gutters laid along their sides protect them from washing. A large number of ornamental trees, shrubs and flowers have been planted. The 31st of May, or as near that day as possible, has been dedicated, since the organization of the Association, to the distribution of floral offerings upon the graves of the Confederate dead within the bounds of Hollywood cemetery.
A partial list of the names is available at Interment.net. We have added additional names from our own research, and names provided by other researchers.
This book is also included on our "Gravesites of Confederate Soldiers CD."