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Vicksburg National Cemetery

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Address: Vicksburg, MS
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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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Driving through this cemetery and seeing all of the graves, and seeing how many gave their lives for this one battlefield.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Therressa H
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Driving through this cemetery and seeing all of the graves, and seeing how many gave their lives for this one battlefield.

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Thank Therressa H
Kansas City, MO
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The visitor's center offers a very helpful film about the seize of Vicksburg and ensuing battles. Throughout the park there numerous markers showing where different groups camped and battles occurred. All of the states who sent soldiers to the war have various monuments. For those who love architecture, seeing the Illinois main monument alone is worth the tour. It is... More 

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Cartersville, Georgia
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204 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

You can feel the special space as you walk about the monuments and grounds. Restrooms gift shop are at entrance. Easy to locate and good parking access. handicap access. Tour covers a lot of area. Driving with audio tour takes 1 1/2 hours. Amazing battle vista. Photo spots. Surprise was the iron clad Cairo museum and story of seven sisters... More 

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Aubrey, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was right next to the USS Cairo so we stopped in to pay our respects. We explained to our children who these graves were for and why they were buried there. It was a beautiful day so it was easy to walk around and reflect on all the lives that once lived.

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Thank EmKay823
Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

The thousands of grave markers are striking - the majority marked only with a number rather than a name. The loss of life marked before you as you drive through is overwhelming.

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Hannibal, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

The Vicksburg National Cemetery is a very sad place, for all the men who lost there lives fighting for what they believed in.

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Garland, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

I came with my parents at the age of 10. I've always wanted to return and finally made it at age 61. The site of 19,000 headstones is dumbfounding. Just imagine brother fighting brother, neighbor against neighbor. The battle lasted 45 days where the Union finally won after surrounding the city. More Union soldiers lost their lives than Confederates. It... More 

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Pierre Part, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

If you go into the park then please drive into the cemetery and see all the soldiers that fought for us. You don't even have to get out of your car.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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83 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

A drive through this cemetery shows only a small percent of people who fought and died for their beliefs. You can look up those who are buried here.

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Thank Becky H
Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Vicksburg National Cemetery is part of the Vicksburg National Cemetery Military Park. Around 18,000 burials are at Vicksburg. 18,000 are from the Civil War era. A little know fact is an estimate 40% of the burials here at Vicksburg are USCT (United States Colored Troops). Driving through and seeing the large number of graves is hallowed ground due to these... More 

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