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Vicksburg National Cemetery

Vicksburg, MS
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Ranked #3 of 26 attractions in Vicksburg
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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Vicksburg, Mississippi
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Holds the remains of 17,000 Civil War Union soldiers, a number unmatched by any other national cemetery. Also the largest interment of US Colored Troops. Visit on Memorial Day or Veterans Day when each grave has an American flag put out by volunteers and National Park staff.

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Springfield, Missouri
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92 reviews 92 reviews
30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This was a repeat visit for us to the cemetery. One can imagine what sacrifices these young men made for their country as you look at the headstones.

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Mount Dora
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We had a great experience and would recommend visiting this place. This was a great edition to all the other civil war attractions in the city.

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Greenville, Mississippi, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

My great grandfather and 2 great uncles we here in June 1863 and wanted to experence of what it must of been like. Great experence.

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Oelwein
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

I did not realize it but was told their are more soldiers buried here then in Arlington National Cemetery. Make sure to see the USS Cairo neat the cemetery entrance.

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Underwood, Iowa
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68 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Save this gem for the end of your Vicksburg National Military Park visit. The magnitude of the siege and battles is put into proper light at this memorial to a great loss of life.

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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We are not Civil War buffs, but decided to visit the Vicksburg Battlefield anyway in order to learn more about the importance of Vicksburg in the Civil War. The experience took us about 2 hours and caught us by surprise. It is a tribute to those who died here no matter which side you supported. The battlefield takes 2 hours... More

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Chillicothe, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Exceptional opportunity to pay your respects to some of the earliest veterans of our country. Beautiful views of the river are a plus when visiting this cemetery.

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Stephenville, Texas
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109 reviews 109 reviews
40 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

It was a bit chilly and damp, fog rolling up off the river and smoke from local mills drifting on the breeze. The departed lay quietly in their resting places, covered by a carpet of well manicured lawn and a winter quilt of fallen leaves. It made me pensive and respectful and ....proud of them. They believed, they fought, they... More

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

My wife ams I are civil war enthusiasts and as we ravel the country we are stopping at all the battlefields we can. For me this is#2 on the must see list. Right behind Gettysburg. The Iron clad is one of the highlights. Don't miss it. Also allow plenty of time. We were there for at least 7 hours. So... More

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