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Fredericksburg Confederate Cemetery

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Address: corner William Street and Washington Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA
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Peaceful cemetary

Very interesting to walk around ands see all the headstones and monuments. Quite a bit of history here. Sad to realize how young these boys were.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Very interesting to walk around ands see all the headstones and monuments. Quite a bit of history here. Sad to realize how young these boys were.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

What a peaceful and sad place. It is hard to wrap your mind around how many men lost their lives in the Civil War. Most of the men were barely men but merely boys. It is so sad to see all the lives lost North or South. If you like walking around cemeteries or being in a peaceful atmosphere, then... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

If you are into cemeteries, or the confederacy, or history in general, you will enjoy this place. Incredible amount of history, and a fantastic central monument. I personally like the history of cemeteries, as well as the sculptural beauty you can find in the stones. This did not disappoint. I was happy to see that this was a well-tended cemetery,... More 

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Keyser, West Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Very sad to walk though the cemetery knowing how many families were effected by the Civil War deaths. Reality is the cemetery is in need of repairs and maintenance. I think it should be part of the National Park Service

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Glenwood, Maryland, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

It is such a piece of US history; it shouldn't be missed. I think anyone will come away with a sense of the loss of the young soldiers - I lost count of how many 17 year olds were buried there.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

the war between the states was wholesale slaughter on both sides as dated tactics encountered modern weapons and many died uselessly, disease killed even more due to poor sanitary conditions and inadequate food supplies

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The annual tour of the Fredericksburg, Virginia Confederate Cemetery is the 24th of May from 1830 until 2000. There is no cost and the tour guide is very knowledgeable about the distinguished Americans who are buried here including Generals and many regular soldiers who fought against the invaders of the free, independent and peaceful nation of the Confederate States of... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I recently did a photo shoot in this cemetery. It was so tranquil and serene waking up with the music of the past. It was cold but as the sun came up and the beauty of the headstones you only felt respect and admiration for those who fought for us.

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Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

But as you leave Fredericksburg through the one way system, you drive right past it. Stop and look around, its very moving, as you wonder about the futility of the American Civil War.

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Kingston, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Confederate Cemetary shares space with the Fredericksburg Cemetary, with the Confederate Cemetary on one side. Its sad yet peaceful, well worth a quiet walk through the grounds

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