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“A real history lesson” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Salisbury National Cemetery

Salisbury National Cemetery
501 Statesville Boulevard, Salisbury, NC
704-636-2661
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Ranked #2 of 4 Attractions in Salisbury
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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STATESVILLE
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“A real history lesson”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

It is hard for me to pass through Salisbury without visiting the Cemetery. This place is such a history lesson. The 11700 Union prisoners that died and were buried in trenches are well marked with a marker at the end of each trench. The historic cemetery is located at 202 Government Rd and the Annex cemetery is at 501 Statesville Boulevard behind the VA Hospital. Both are well worth a visit but the historic cemetery is a must.

Visited April 2014
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Salisbury, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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“Respect the Veterans deserve”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

This past summer, my father in law was buried in the National Cemetary. I was very impressed with the service and the respect that was given to my loved one and to my grieving family. The grounds are kept immaculate. For Christmas, they have a wreath laying ceremony where the Veterans are remembered and each branch of service are recognized. Those who come can take a wreath provided by the cemetary for their loved one's grave. Even in the rain, they did not skimp on the ceremony.

Visited July 2013
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Salisbury, North Carolina
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“Historic Site”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

If you are a War Between the States or just a history buff, this is a must see. More unknown American soldiers buried here than at any other place in the world.

Visited August 2013
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“It can stop your heart...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Just off main street, this somewhat hidden cemetery can be an emotional stop for someone that understands what it represents. It is beautifully maintained, and since the mill next to it is no longer creating a cacophony of noise, it is always peaceful and quiet. Just looking over the hundreds of white headstones always makes me become emotional...but when you read the story of the thousands of Union soldiers buried in mass graves on the site...it can be almost too much to bear. Anyone with any appreciation of history, and of the sacrifices so many have made for this country, should spend some time walking among the headstones.

Visited October 2013
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“Impressive for the Civil War student”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Dedicated in 1874, this is the final resting place for veterans of all wars. Buried in 18 trench graves are 11,700 Union soldiers who died at the Salisbury Confederate Prison during the Civil War. Office open 8 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday. Grounds are never closed.This self-guided driving tour is a must for Civil War buffs. Although nothing remains of the Salisbury Prison, the tour poignantly provides insights into this period of our history. Three monuments erected by the State of Maine, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Government stand in the Salisbury National Cemetery as a tribute to the Union soldiers who died while at the prison.

Visited October 2013
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