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Fredericksburg National Cemetery

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Address: Fredericksburg, VA
Phone Number: 5406545121
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Federal soldiers who died in the Civil War are buried here.

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Do You Want to Get and Appreciation of Imminent Death?

Between the 15 minute historical overview, tour of the battle ground, and solemn walk among the dead, one discovers what Sherman wrote, "War is...it's all Hell." God bless the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Dean P
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Bowling Green, Va
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Bowling Green, Va
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Between the 15 minute historical overview, tour of the battle ground, and solemn walk among the dead, one discovers what Sherman wrote, "War is...it's all Hell." God bless the North and the South. What madness, thank God for peace. And God bless Abe and US Grant for realizing that the only path to victory was the war of attrition. From... More 

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Thank Dean P
Melbourne, Australia
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142 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Came after visiting information centre and movie helps put numbers into perspective makes you think about all the people who lost their lives.

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Thank Mark D
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

It's impossible to visit a military cemetery with 15,248 graves, 12,770 of them unmarked, and not be stirred. This one is truly moving, tucked into gently rolling hills, dotted with mature trees and beautifully kept. The autumn colors made it especially appealing, and if you get lucky like me you'll see and hear a drum and fife corps. The experience... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We lived in this area for many years and attended many events during that time. I always found the park rangers so informative and connected. Beautiful sacred grounds to walk around and ponder what actually took place there back in the civil war.

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Thank Scubachickemt
Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

This is a sorrowful place but in a remarkable setting. To view the small headstones with multiple soldiers buried gives cause for reflection of the sacrifices made at this place.

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Thank Ashley P
Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

It is sobbering to realize the huge price in lives that was paid by both sides of the Civil War around Fredericksburg. And to think that over 15,000 graves, only a little over 2,400 are known by name. Imagine their loves back home never knowing what happened to them and where they died.

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1 Thank elyswede
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Everyone should experience the Fredericksburg National Cemetery on the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend. Area Boy Scouts place luminaries on each grave markers across the entire cemetery. It is an extremely moving scene to behold once you realize how many lives were lost and buried at this cemetery alone.

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Thank Amanda L
Benedict, Maryland, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Amazing place and well worth the visit if you are a graveyard hound like myself. Many Confederate burials as well as the families of Fredericksburg. Ancient as well as modern burials so some interesting gravestones.

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Thank Frank R
Woodinville, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is next to the visitor center and walking tour of Marye's Heights/Sunken Road. A great perspective from the height of the cemetery, placement of the Confederate cannons with the command of the Union Army in front and the town behind. It is quite a walk up, but the last stop on the walking tour that will take you about... More 

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Thank akittynamedtabitha
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

a reverent, well maintained, dignified proud resting place for loyalists of our countries' saddest days.

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