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Fredericksburg National Cemetery

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Address: Fredericksburg, VA
Phone Number: 5406545121
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Federal soldiers who died in the Civil War are buried here.

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Time to reflect on what those young men gave up

It is very sobering to see all those graves. even worse most of the graves have no names and have up 6 people buried in the same plot. The rangers do very good job. it is a steep... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
matjaz2002
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Gainesville, Virginia
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Gainesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is very sobering to see all those graves. even worse most of the graves have no names and have up 6 people buried in the same plot. The rangers do very good job. it is a steep walk up. take your time and it is must see.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

The cemetery has a history not to be believed. The National Park rangers & employees provide a moving narration as you walk thru in the evening. Once night has fallen & each grave is lit with candles, you will be holding your breath. We live here & go every year & you will take this visit with you for many... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

It is absolutely sobering to see the sheer number of graves in the cemetery and know that there are still so many more graves around town (we visited Chatham and found the three that they have marked earlier in the day). The national cemeteries are always a must see when I visit a battlefield because there is where you realize... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This cemetery is on a steep hill that is terraced. Walking up you are taken by the number of graves. Many have no name because they don't know who they were. The most emotional time is visiting on Memorial Day when Boy Scouts place flags and a luminary on each site. When these are lit and darkness falls, you can't... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

My 11 year old nephew gave me a tour of this National Cemetary and Sunken Road, he had recently taken this tour with his class, I must say he did an excellent job and I learned a LOT! After the cemetary do the walk along the pea gravel road of Sunken Road, there is a house that was part of... More 

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Bowling Green, Va
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

Between the 15 minute historical overview, tour of the battle ground, and solemn walk among the dead, one discovers what Sherman wrote, "War is...it's all Hell." God bless the North and the South. What madness, thank God for peace. And God bless Abe and US Grant for realizing that the only path to victory was the war of attrition. From... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Came after visiting information centre and movie helps put numbers into perspective makes you think about all the people who lost their lives.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

It's impossible to visit a military cemetery with 15,248 graves, 12,770 of them unmarked, and not be stirred. This one is truly moving, tucked into gently rolling hills, dotted with mature trees and beautifully kept. The autumn colors made it especially appealing, and if you get lucky like me you'll see and hear a drum and fife corps. The experience... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We lived in this area for many years and attended many events during that time. I always found the park rangers so informative and connected. Beautiful sacred grounds to walk around and ponder what actually took place there back in the civil war.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

This is a sorrowful place but in a remarkable setting. To view the small headstones with multiple soldiers buried gives cause for reflection of the sacrifices made at this place.

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