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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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Brings the real cost of the Civil War home...

The cemetery is in the Vicksburg National Park. It is a fitting last stop on touring the park. After reading some of the history of the battle, and viewing the battlefield, the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 17, 2015
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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The cemetery is in the Vicksburg National Park. It is a fitting last stop on touring the park. After reading some of the history of the battle, and viewing the battlefield, the cemetery is breathtaking. I seem to recall 32,000 were buried here, and around 20,000 of them are marked as "Unknown US soldier". The hardships these soldiers endured is... More 

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Owen Sound, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is a large cemetery, which really shows the price paid by both sides, don't miss it as part of your battlefield tour.

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Waterloo, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The Vicksburg National Cemetery was within the Vicksburg National Military park. There is no admission once the admission is paid for the Military Park. As we drove through the cemetery we couldn't help but notice how many graves had markers only for unknown soldiers. Such a great sacrifice and loss. If you visit the Military Park then take the 10... More 

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O'Fallon, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This was one of the most interesting National Cemeteries I've visited. It's not like so many others with their perfect rows of identical white headstones. Vicksburg is older, the stones a bit rougher. There is a haunting beauty here that really moved me, especially with the massive battlefield next to it. The way the hills are almost terraced to accomidating... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Even you are not a Civil War buff, but you gotta love this place. Find a street in Vicksburg named "Lovers Lane." Drive up steep Lovers Lane until you reach the summit. You are now at the highest place below Memphis, Tennessee. From the summit there is a beautiful view of the Confluence of the Yazoo River and the Mississippi... More 

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Shelburne, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The sheer size is enough to chill you to the bone So many sons, husbands and dads lost to senselessness

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Great place to visit. Very beautiful park. A MUST SEE for everyone adults or children very educational

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Long Beach, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I highly recommend hiring a private guide for $40.00, hired through the visitor center. You hear very interesting details of the battle. Loved this site, and has the most beautiful monuments you could imagine. We are VERY glad we visited!!!

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Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Located within the Vicksburg National Military Park is this final resting place for thousands of Union soldiers. The rolling hills contain row upon row of upright headstones for known casualties, or small simple numbered markers for unknowns. A nice place to spend a few minutes in the middle of the battlefield tour remembering the high cost of war.

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Duck Hill, Mississippi, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a beautiful memorial to the thousands who lost their lives at Vicksburg. It was shocking to realize just how many died in that battle. The drive through was enhanced by the tour CD available at the visitors center.

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