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Fredericksburg National Cemetery

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Address: Fredericksburg, VA
Description: Federal soldiers who died in the Civil War are buried here.

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History on Marye's Heights

The final resting place for thousands of American Civil War soldiers. Massive terraces on Marye's Heights contain their well-tended graves. The hill was defended by the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The final resting place for thousands of American Civil War soldiers. Massive terraces on Marye's Heights contain their well-tended graves. The hill was defended by the Confederates at Fredericksburg in 1862, and some 13,000 Federal soldiers died in the attempts to seize the hill from General Longstreet. Poignant reminder of war's costs and a fitting and beautiful setting.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The National Cemetery and Battlefield are great for learning about the local Civil War history. As well, the self-guided walking tour of the cemetery and battlefield is very enjoyable and offers good exercise at a non-strenuous pace. My wife and I visit here about once every 6 months and enjoy it every time. We often take out of town guests... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

What a well done cemetery and hidden in plain site. It is a slight climb up a hill but the view is very nice when you are up top. This site is by the Sunken Road and Visitor Center, which are a must. The visitor center has a nice movie. For all you history buffs the battle may have only... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The Illuminati is an incredible event to experience. A bugler played Taps and the crowd came to a silence pause. Very impressive.

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

easy access and very nicely kept. the tour was both informative and accurate! Parking was a breeze. will return next year to explore further.

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Orange, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Some great history as regards the Civil War battles fought in the Fredericksburg area. Strongly suggest you take time to see.

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Just too many number of graves due to the great number of dead soldiers in the Union as in the Confederated side.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The welcome center/museum provides you with info & knowledgeable rangers. If you are a history buff, the walking tour provides just enough information to ensure you walk & appreciate the entire tour. The lower walking portion is a mix of small gravel & the upper portion (Marye Heights) is paved/covered walking surface. Wide enough, safe & gradual enough for all... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is part of the self-guided walking tour at the Fredericksburg Battlefield visitor center. Very somber to see the number of dead buried here, so far from theur homes.

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virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Near the entrance to the cemetery is signage that explains the cemetery and nearby is a visitor center that explains the Civil War history of Fredericksburg. This area was ravaged by battles. Civilians as well as soldiers died.

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Address: Fredericksburg, VA
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fredericksburg

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