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It is always sad to go to places that show how many people have fallen, especially during times of civil unrest. However this is one of the old beautiful places that have long lost stories to tell. Walking around this area during the snow made...More
Very nearby the Visitor’s Center, this cemetery is worth seeing. Be prepared to walk up a steep hill to get there. Most of the small graves have 3-5 unknown soldiers buried. The sense of over 10000 union soldiers misguided attack stays with you as you...More
Fredericksburg National Cemetery is located in the area of the Fredericksburg Civil War Battle field. Great place to learn about the Civil War and of those who died. It is a great place for people who have some connection. For others, worth the stop to...More
The resting place of the over 10,000 union troops who died in the struggle over the nearby ground nearly 150 years ago. Quiet and well-maintained by the National Park Service. Great views of the city. Parking is at the adjacent visitors center for Fredericksburg and...More
I came with my family to check this out. My husband really wanted to visit it, and we were very pleased that we did it. There is so much history behind each name, each date. The weather was so beautiful and I was able to...More
Suggest touring the nearby Fredericksburg Visitor Center first. A visit to the National Cemetery will then put the horrors of the Civil War and for that matter War in general in perspective. Quotes from soldiers and their officers, on both sides, posted in the Visitor...More
The soldiers died from major civil war battle between Washington D.C. and Richmond, Va. Of 15,243 troopers, only 2,472 have been identified. Graves are marked with two different headstones. Rounded stones mark the graves of identified, while smaller square stones are the unknown. The unknown...More