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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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Reverent

Walking through the cemetery and understanding the impact of the battle that accounts for the bodies here, along with the magnitude of the gravestones, leads one to be reverent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 4, 2015
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Walking through the cemetery and understanding the impact of the battle that accounts for the bodies here, along with the magnitude of the gravestones, leads one to be reverent, reflective, and humbled by anyone that fought for the country that we live in today!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Arrived at this cemetery at the end of the Sunken Road walking tour. It is beautiful and peaceful here. However, it is overwhelming to realize how many unidentified soldiers are buried here, sometimes as many as 5 per plot. We spent time walking and reading the different markers.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
35 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
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
24 helpful votes 24 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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451 reviews 451 reviews
137 attraction reviews
240 helpful votes 240 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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