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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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Palm Coast.
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278 reviews 278 reviews
93 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
52 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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26 reviews 26 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

It's a solemn place to reflect and remember that war comes with a price. See the house with the bullet holes. Place your hands on the window panes and peek inside to see the damage.

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