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Vicksburg National Cemetery

Address: Vicksburg, MS
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Ranked #3 of 28 Attractions in Vicksburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Established by the U.S. Congress in 1865 as a military burial ground, the 116-acre cemetery is the...
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Type: Cemeteries, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.
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Antwerp
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77 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The National Cemetary lies on a slope next to USS-Cairo museum, and consist of rows of mostly unmarked gravestones, but serves as a reminder on the many lives that were lost during the Civil war.

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Acworth, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

All National Cemeteries are, but this one was more so when you also consider the History. It was late by the time we drove through, but the sun was setting and it was lovely.

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Bedford, Texas
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66 reviews 66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

17,000 dead lay here with 75% unknown .. second to Arlington's cemetery in size .. lotta history lays here .. within the Vicksburg battlefield tour .. quick easy drive tour

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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80 reviews 80 reviews
32 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

If at the park or Cairo Museum, one should walk at least part of the cemetery lest we forget the loss of life and suffering of the Civil War, both Union and Confederate.

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Livingston, Texas
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The cemetery is accessed via the battlefield tour. It is a very moving and touching experience. The setting is beautiful and so serene. It is so hard to imagine that out of the 17,000 Union soldiers buried here, more than 13,000 are unknown...someone's father, brother, husband...very touching. Be sure to take the time to drive through while on the battlefield... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

What a reverent tribute to all those affected by the Civil War Soldiers and ordinary citizens. The 16 mile drive through the battlefields and markers and monuments brought ..real meaning to the visit..

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Olathe, Kansas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

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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171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
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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172 attraction reviews
359 helpful votes 359 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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