From the Richmond Dispatch, 8/4/1864, p.1, c 5

Graveyard Depredators. – The practice of pulling flowers and shrubbery from the graves in Hollywood and Shockoe Hill Cemeteries has become to be a great annoyance, and rigid steps will be resorted to unless it is stopped. Instances are of frequent occurrence where graves which have been strewed with bouquets and wreaths of flowers by affectionate friends and relatives were stripped of their ornaments before the parties who placed them there had fairly gotten out of sight, and a few days since a magnificent parian vase, at the foot of an infant’s grave in Hollywood, was carried off.

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