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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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Monroe, CT
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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304 reviews 304 reviews
95 attraction reviews
161 helpful votes 161 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
58 helpful votes 58 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 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
60 reviews 60 reviews
20 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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Bangor
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10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

A somber walk over hallowed ground, the rows upon rows of markers will have an effect on you. Any battlefield visit should include a visit to the cemetery, it helps with the appreciation for what folks did there.

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Denver, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Will certainly recommend to visit. so much history .There was some interesting graves and also saw a section of the no name confederate soldies who gave their lives to the Civil war.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
35 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I have been here twice, it is a sobering experience looking out, over this cemetery, reflecting on the tragic cost of life.

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