This famed 90-foot pyramid stands as a monument to the 18,000 Confederate soldiers buried in Hollywood Cemetery. Made entirely from large blocks of James River granite, the pyramid was created through the efforts of the women of the Hollywood Memorial Association who tended the graves of the Confederate dead after the Civil War. They worked together to raise over $18,000 and commissioned the help of engineer Charles Henry Dimmock to design the pyramid.
It took a year to build the monument which stands overlooking the Soldiers' Section of the cemetery. The cornerstone was laid on December 3, 1868 and it was dedicated on November 8, 1869.