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Vicksburg National Cemetery

Vicksburg, MS
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Ranked #3 of 26 Attractions in Vicksburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Olathe, Kansas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

When one realizes that everyone of the short block headstones is a father or a brother or a son that did not return home and was not identified, the horrors of the Civil War are REALLY driven home. I'm so glad that a portion of this cemetery is available through the Park Tour.

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Evansville, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I was amazed that only Union soldiers were buried here. Confederate soldiers were buried outside the park.

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Wales, United Kingdom
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51 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The cemetery is contained within the National Military Park. It is a peaceful area and having seen the video inside before doing the tour, you cannot but visualise the terror and fear that they young men would have gone through in appalling conditions. Many of the headstones are just markers with no names. Those that have names are a sober... More

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Sebastian, Florida
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421 reviews 421 reviews
157 attraction reviews
329 helpful votes 329 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This national cemetery is one of the most beautiful I've been in. The entire area is immaculate. You can spend as much or as little time here as you want. Whenever I tour a battlefield cemetery, I like to simply walk around and look at the names/numbers on the grave markers. I usually end up sitting for awhile several times... More

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Oklahoma City
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74 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is the national battlefield of the Civil War. It was very informative and so impressing with its statutes, cannons, and monuments honoring our fallen soldiers. We walked the grounds, toured the monuments, and simply enjoyed the surroundings knowing the past history that happened at this place. It was not only educational; it was humbling.

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Driving though the cemetary, actually seeing the thousands of markers gave a visual that really brought home how much blood was spilled during the battle at Vicksburg. I know it's been stated many times in history classes, etc., but SEEING it was overwhelming.

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Herndon, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The national cemeteries are always so well-manicured and serene. This one is no exception; it's right in the shadow of the USS Cairo, and it overlooks the bluffs on the Mississippi River. A very peaceful place, and, especially compared to the opulence of some of the monuments, very simple.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We needed to stop on the way to NC and decided to try Vicksburg. We enjoy learning about historical events, so we watched Ken Burn's Civil War series to get good background. The park was great. If you are a senior 65 or over, buy your senior pass which will get you into any National park forever! Only 10 dollars,... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

It's near the Cairo so worth the effort to go and see it, brings it all back, guess the powers that be never learn?

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Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Very quiet, very somber knowing that all the men laid to rest had fought and died in the battles in this area. It was good to visit and pay respects to those who passed away fighting for things they believed in. If you get a chance to visit, please do. It's well worth the time.

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