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Pvt Isham Green Hankins
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This monument was erected to commemorate Isham Hankins and thousands of his Confederate brothers-at-arms. Hollywood's 90-foot high granite pyramid was built four years after the fall of the South, in 1869, as a memorial to the more than 18,000 enlisted men of the Confederate Army buried all around it in this cemetery. Near the fall of Richmond, casualties were brought to Richmond by train and cart. Burials were hasty and marked not by name but by numbered wooden boards which each represent a row of burials, later replaced with granite blocks. The only markers that name these individual soldiers, and exist today, are markers that were placed at a later date by descendants.
Added by: Rich Dohm
4/30/2011
 
 
 
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