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Fredericksburg National Cemetery

Fredericksburg, VA
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Type: Cemeteries
Description: Federal soldiers who died in the Civil War are buried here.
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Keyser, West Virginia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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Levels, wv
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Top Contributor
332 reviews 332 reviews
100 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
52 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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27 reviews 27 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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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

the cemetary being situated on top of Marye's heights is both historic, scenic and hallowed - short walk from the visitor center and well worth the small climb up the hill

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Unfortunately we visited Fredericksburg National Battlefield & Cemetery during reconstruction...I can only imagine how it will be when it is completed....Amazing to walk in the footsteps of Civil War history.

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Freehold, New Jersey
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78 reviews 78 reviews
30 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I honor the men who died, but unless I am an descendant of one of them I just don't get visiting a cemetery. But then I don't like ghost tours, either.

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