By Karen Tam, The Raleigh Public Record, Reprinted With Permission By The Raleigh Telegram
RALEIGH – The Holleman brothers died 150 years ago, within a month of each other. Both were Confederate soldiers and were buried in West Raleigh. Because the West Raleigh area is slated for development, on Saturday, April 14th, the Holleman brothers were reburied in Oakwood Cemetery with full Confederate and Masonic honors.
The two brothers were Joel, who worked in a confederate hospital and Joseph, who was with the famous 26 Regiment commanded by Zebulon Vance. They were accompanied to Oakwood Cemetery for reburial by Confederate re-enactors, mourning ladies in black, a three-gun salute and many Raleigh residents, who wanted to pay their respects to the brothers and to watch Raleigh history in action. ::
EDITOR’S NOTE: According to information from a commenter who said he is a family members, the brothers were initially buried on family property. “The present owner has no plans to sell nor develop the land but his concern about future development led him to begin exploring what could be done,” said a commenter identifying himself as a distant cousin to the Holleman brothers. “That was 3 years ago, it’s taken that long to accomplish and with lots of people involved, mainly the SCV, Masons, city, county and state, Oakwwod Cemetery.”
Article Posted: Monday, April 30th, 2012
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