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Vicksburg National Cemetery

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Address: Vicksburg, MS
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Too many to count...over10000 resting places

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

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

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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SLIDELL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Unless you see the ridges, bush, and lay of the land, you never really understand how and why the battle took place. Although it was a lot like a graveyard, it was well done with a lot of effort to give honor to this historic sacred site. The boat exhibit is excellent and only one like it I have seen.

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Ozark, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We drove through as part of the driving tour as this is within the park. There may be another entrance, but I did not see one. This is located across from the Cairo exhibit in the park and can be walked instead of driven.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

People from all over the country and around the world come to Vicksburg just to visit this park. Vicksburg was significant and of strategic value in the civil war. Every state that fought in the war has placed a monument here commemorating that struggle.

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Alexandria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A fitting tribute to the Thousands who died on both sides. This is a well lauded out and well kept cemetery. Makes you think about the causes, costs, and aftermath of war. The sheer number of casualties and costs are staggering. This cemetery like my most other military cemeteries shows the real cost of war.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Incredible to see graves this old. We wandered through the cemetery by foot, but you can drive through as well.

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Additional Information about Vicksburg National Cemetery

Address: Vicksburg, MS
Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Vicksburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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