From the Richmond Dispatch, 8/19/1864, p.1, c. 6
Brigadier-General Victor J. B. Girardey. – The funeral of this distinguished your General, who was killed on Tuesday while gallantly leading his brigade in a charge against the enemy near this city, which was advertised to take place yesterday morning at nine o’clock from the St. Charles Hotel did not come off. Everything was in preparation for the ceremonies, but a telegraphic dispatch was received a few hours before the time from his brother, in Augusta, Georgia, announcing that he was on his way to this city to take his body to that place for interment and directing that it should be enclosed in a metallic coffin and deposited in some place till his arrival. Accordingly, at twelve o’clock it was taken in charge by the State Guard and a number of friends, and preceded by the Armory Band, was carried to Hollywood Cemetery, where it was deposited in a private vault to await the arrival of General Girardey’s brother from Georgia.