James Branch Cabell, pronounced /ˈkæbəl/ (April 14, 1879 – May 5, 1958) was an American author of fantasy fiction and belles lettres. Cabell was well regarded by his contemporaries, including H. L. Mencken and Sinclair Lewis. His works were considered escapist and fit well in the culture of the 1920s, when his works were most popular. For Cabell, veracity was "the one unpardonable sin, not merely against art, but against human welfare.
James Monroe (April 28, 1758 – July 4, 1831) was the 5th President of the United States, serving two terms from 1817 to 1825. His presidency was marked both by an "Era of Good Feelings" – a period of relatively little partisan strife – and later by the Panic of 1819 and a fierce national debate over the admission of the Missouri Territory.
Jefferson Finis Davis (June 3, 1808 – December 6, 1889) was an American military officer, statesman and leader of the Confederacy during the American Civil War, serving as the president of the Confederate States of America for its entire history, 1861 to 1865. A West Point graduate, Davis fought in the Mexican-American War as a colonel of a volunteer regiment, and was the United States secretary of war under Pres. Franklin Pierce.
George Edward Pickett (January 16, January 25, or January 28, 1825 – July 30, 1875) was a career United States Army officer who became a general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. He is best remembered for his participation in the futile and bloody assault at the Battle of Gettysburg that bears his name, Pickett's Charge.
William Alexander Smith (January 9, 1828 – May 16, 1888) was a U.S. Representative from the state of North Carolina. Smith was born in Warren County, North Carolina and attended the common schools. He engaged in agricultural pursuits and was a member of the State constitutional convention in 1865 following the American Civil War. He was a member of the North Carolina State Senate in 1870. He was president of the North Carolina Railroad in 1868 and of the Yadkin River Railroad.
Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow (April 22, 1873-November 21, 1945) was a Pulitzer Prize winning American novelist. Born in Richmond, VA, she published her first novel, The Descendant, in 1897, when she was 24 years old. With this novel, Glasgow began a literary career encompassing four and a half decades that comprised 20 novels, a collection of poems, short stories, and a book of literary criticism. Her autobiography, A Woman Within, appeared posthumously in 1954.
John Randolph (June 2, 1773 – May 24, 1833), known as John Randolph of Roanoke, was a Congressman from Virginia, serving in the House of Representatives (1799–1813, 1815–1817, 1819–1825, 1827–1829, 1833), the Senate (1825–1827), and also as Minister to Russia (1830). He was a leader of and spokesman for the "Old Republican" or "Quids" faction of the Democratic-Republican Party that wanted to restrict the role of the federal government.
Varina Banks Howell Davis (May 7, 1826 – October 16, 1906) was an American author who was best-known as the First Lady of the Confederate States of America, second wife of President Jefferson Davis. She was born at Natchez, Mississippi, the daughter of William Burr Howell and Margaret L. Kempe.
John Young Mason (April 18, 1799 – October 3, 1859) was an American politician and diplomat. John Y Mason was born in Greensville County, Virginia. He attended theUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was a member of Philanthropic Assembly. Mason graduated in 1816, and then studied law in Connecticut. In 1819 he was admitted to the Southampton County, Virginia, bar.
Charles Triplett "Trip" O'Ferrall (October 21, 1840 - September 22, 1905) was an American politician from Virginia who served as a U.S. Representative from 1883 to 1894 and the 42nd Governor of Virginia from 1894 to 1898.
Hollywood Cemetery may refer to: in the United States (by state) Hollywood Cemetery, Confederate Section, Hot Springs, AR, listed on the NRHP in Arkansas Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, CA Hollywood Cemetery (Los Angeles, California), listed on the NRHP in California Hollywood Cemetery (Jackson, Tennessee), listed on the NRHP in Tennessee Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond, Virginia), listed on the NRHP in Virginia
John Harvie (1742 – February 6, 1807) was an American lawyer and builder from Virginia. He was a delegate to the Continental Congress in 1777 and 1778, where he signed the Articles of Confederation. John was the eldest of five children born in Albemarle County to a farmer and Scottish immigrant. His father was also named John Harvie (1706–1767), and his mother was Martha Gaines Harvie (1719–1802).
Major Lewis Ginter (1824 - October 1, 1897) was a prominent businessman, army officer, and philanthropist in Richmond, Virginia Of Dutch ancestry, he was born Lewis Guenther in New York City, New York, and moved to Richmond, Virginia, in 1842. Ginter had a number of careers, arguably making and losing a fortune three times. Ginter amassed a great fortune in the tobacco industry via new technology for rolling cigarettes.
Joseph Reid Anderson (February 16, 1813 – September 7, 1892) was an American civil engineer, industrialist, and soldier. During the American Civil War he served as a Confederate general, and his Tredegar Iron Company was a major source of munitions and ordnance for the Confederate States Army.
Henry "Harry" Heth (December 16, 1825 – September 27, 1899) was a career United States Army officer and a Confederate general in the American Civil War. He is best-remembered for precipitating the Battle of Gettysburg, accomplished inadvertently while sending some of his troops of the Army of Northern Virginia to the small Pennsylvania village, according to his memoirs, seeking shoes.
Fitzhugh Lee (November 19, 1835 – April 18, 1905), nephew of Robert E. Lee, cousin of George Washington Custis Lee, was a Confederate cavalry general in the American Civil War, the 40th Governor of Virginia, diplomat, and United States Army general in the Spanish-American War.
John Daniel Imboden (February 16, 1823 – August 15, 1895) was a lawyer, teacher, Virginia state legislator. During the American Civil War, he was a Confederate cavalry general and partisan fighter. After the war he returned to practicing law, began writing, and also was active in developing natural resources.
Emma Hayden (née Gilham) Page (September 27, 1855 - February 14, 1933) was the youngest daughter of Major William Gilham, Commandant of Cadets at Virginia Military Institute (VMI) in Lexington, Virginia, where she was born 5 1/2 years before the beginning of the American Civil War. In 1882, Emma married William Nelson Page (1854-1932) a United States civil engineer, entrepreneur, capitalist, businessman, and industrialist.