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Richmond Cemeteries (Images of America (Arcadia Publishing))

Richmond Cemeteries (Images of America)

Current price: $21.99
Publication Date: September 29th, 2014
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing (SC)
ISBN:
9781467122047
Pages:
128
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Description

Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederacy and once one of the most prosperous cities in the United States, is home to a range of cemeteries that tell the story of American trends in honoring the dead. African slaves were interred in Shockoe Bottom's so-called burial ground for negroes, US presidents James Monroe and John Tyler were buried in Hollywood Cemetery, and Civil War soldiers were commemorated throughout the metropolis; indeed, the River City has laid blacks and whites to rest in flood zones and on rolling hills alike. During and shortly after the Civil War, Richmond worked to accommodate thousands of new graves. Today, Richmonders work to preserve and celebrate the past while making way for the future.