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Vicksburg National Cemetery

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Address: Vicksburg, MS
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Description: Established by the U.S. Congress in 1865 as a military burial ground, the...
Established by the U.S. Congress in 1865 as a military burial ground, the 116-acre cemetery is the final resting place of more than 17,000 Union Soldiers.
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History lovers!

We really enjoyed how the roads had several pullover places that allowed us to stop and look as we searched through the headstones. They were amazing! If you do not joy history... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We really enjoyed how the roads had several pullover places that allowed us to stop and look as we searched through the headstones. They were amazing! If you do not joy history to some degree then this may not be for you!

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Gainesville, Ga
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23 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful country with loads and loads of history. A peaceful and haunting look back at some of our nation's history. Nicely done and maintained with the max of respect.

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This drive through added to the history of the sacrifices that were made by our soldiers in the Civil War. Something we won't forget.

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york, pa
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28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

A lot of men are buried here. Very sobering to see how many and how they buried them just about anywhere they could find room.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

It was a solace drive, most of the graves were all Union soldiers. The Confederates were elsewhere. Over 20,000 graves, 13,000 of which had no names, incredible, and it is part of the overall Vicksburg tour.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A solemn reminder of the Civil War and how many Americans from both sides died. Let's hope our differences never lead us to this again.

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Okc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you are going to the battlefield, you will be seeing this. It is amazing how many "unknown" headstones there are. Worth parking the car for a few minutes and taking a look around.

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Cadillac, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

To see the graves of thousands of mostly young men is heartbreaking, but it is our history, like it or not.

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Starkville, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

So much bigger than I expected. You can really see the history, trenches are preserved in amazing detail. Expect to need 8 hours or more to see everything. $8 per private carload and pass is valid for 7 days.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

what can you say about a cemetery with so many graves marked "unknown" or with just a number. I walked the length and thought about the useless slaughter, so many lives lost, so many futures ruined. and unless you have no heart it does bring a tear or two to your eye. worth the seeing, worth the thinking.

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