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 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.