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Vicksburg National Cemetery

Vicksburg, MS
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Ranked #3 of 25 Attractions in Vicksburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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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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Bedford, Texas
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65 reviews 65 reviews
12 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
60 helpful votes 60 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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196 reviews 196 reviews
51 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 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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440 reviews 440 reviews
167 attraction reviews
341 helpful votes 341 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
74 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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