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“Very Moving” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fort Donelson National Cemetery

Fort Donelson National Cemetery
Dover, TN
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Dover
Type: Cemeteries, Cultural
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Owner description: Thousands of Civil War soldiers were buried at this site.
Bristol, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
35 attraction reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Very Moving”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Poignant, moving and a sharp reminder of the real cost of war. So very well presented and maintained. It is a wonderful location for quiet contemplation after visiting the battlefield.

Visited July 2013
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Canmer
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83 reviews 83 reviews
33 attraction reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“A humble experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

Many people of our country forget that our veterans have written a blank check to our country. All gave some and some gave ALL, which is evident by many of the veterans who sleep here in the beautiful and quiet cemetery. It is a humbling place to visit.

Visited May 2014
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South Bend, Indiana
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3 attraction reviews
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“A somber reminder”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Again,I liked that this area hasn't been made into a tourist trap. It is well maintained . Wish I could have spoken with the director; there was no one around. . My great great grandfather helped establish the cemetery in 1867. Would like to know if they had any records from that time.

Visited April 2014
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Owensboro, Kentucky, United States
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20 attraction reviews
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“Worth the stop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

This was one of the stops on the Fort Donelson civil war battlefield driving tour. It contains the graves of civil war veterans and veterans of later wars and their wives. It was very well maintained and we enjoyed the stop. If you go here go to the Fort Donelson visitor center to get a map and do the whole driving tour. I think there were 11 stops.

Visited September 2012
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Dover, Tennessee
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“Full of history”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

If you love history youll enjoy seeing this. It was very quiet and I enjoy reading all of the information.

Visited July 2012
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