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Fredericksburg National Cemetery

Address: Fredericksburg, VA
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Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Federal soldiers who died in the Civil War are buried here.
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Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Federal soldiers who died in the Civil War are buried here.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Stopped by the cemetery at the end of sunken road walking tour. Interesting to see all the unlabeled graves. My son stated "it hurts my heart to see all these graves". If you hope to get a view of town, no luck. Too many trees. Chantham has the view.

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Jacksonville, Illinois, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The area is a quiet park with a small museum, history about the battlefield, and the cemetery on a hill. I like to take long quiet walks there, just thinking and meditating.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I have spent a lot of time here because I am a volunteer for the Find a Grave webs site in taking pictures of markers. It is absolutely beautiful especially on military holidays when they have the flags on each marker. The Park Service personnel are very helpful in telling you not only about this cemetery but the surrounding ones... More 

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Keyser, West Virginia
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28 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Sad and speechless walking through the graves and realizing that only 3,00 of the 35,000 buried there are identified. Civil War robed a lot of families of their sons, brothers, neighbors and husbands.

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Keyser, West Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Heartbreaking to know that so many union soldiers lost their lives in December 1863. Also, to walk through the cemetery and see so many unmarked graves, only 15% of the men buried there have been identified.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A perfect resting place for a National Cemetery. The initial walk is a bit steep, but after that the serene atmosphere invites a quiet stroll through the stones. An awe inspiring luminary is created by the Boy Scouts and Park Service every Memorial Day weekend. It begins at sundown, taps are played every hour and tours through the cemetery tell... More 

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Monroe, CT
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50 reviews 50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The visitor's center at the Fredericksburg National Cemetary gives a great overview of the battle along with a short movie. Even if you knew nothing about the battle the information provided here in thirty minutes or less will give you a good knowledge and let you better appreciate what you are looking at while touring. The self-guided walking tour of... More 

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Florida
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213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Hubby and I are both interested in Civil War history, so this battle site was a must see. Nearing the hill, you can almost feel the enormity of the events that occurred 150 years ago. I was astonished to learn that more than 20,000 are buried here, but that the identities are known for only 3000 of those who died.... More 

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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52 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This was my second visit to Fredericksburg National Cemetery, along the Sunken Road, and I can't imagine not visiting this significant location. It takes little imagination to ponder the souls of the interred here and like all of old town Fredericksburg, the knowledge of walking in the steps of the past is prevalent throughout. I did note that from my... More 

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Ashtabula, Ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The cemetery is part of the self-guided walking tour of the Sunken Road. The story of the Sunken Road is interesting and shows the ineptitude of Gen. Burnside. Walking through the Cemetery gives a good perspective on the Confederate position during the battle. My excellent rating reflects the visit to the Battlefield Visitor Center & the tour of the Sunken... More 

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