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Fredericksburg National Cemetery

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Address: Fredericksburg, VA
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+1 540-654-5121
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Federal soldiers who died in the Civil War are buried here.

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Beautiful Grounds

The cemetery is located right next to the battlefield. It is a large cemetery on a hill, with sweeping views of the city. The cemetery itself is interesting with some unique... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
DiabloDeb
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cemetery is located right next to the battlefield. It is a large cemetery on a hill, with sweeping views of the city. The cemetery itself is interesting with some unique signs, headstones and statues.

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Fredericksburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

Real close to other sites. Near Mary Washington University. Very old cemetery kept in very good condition.

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Given our time (and physical) limitations, we weren't able to walk the areas that figured into the December 1862 battle, but we were impressed with the wealth of information available in the Visitor Center. And the docents were impressively knowledgeable, including a question I had about Union colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain. As a student of the Civil War, I would've... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

This national cemetery is adjacent to the Fredericksburg Battlefield. It contains thousands of graves of Union soldiers who died in battles fought throughout the region, most of whom are unidentified. It's very sobering and an impressive monument to those who fought and died.

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Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

As you know what kind of bloody battles have taken place here the serene silence has taken over. To see all those gravestones without names it makes you respect these men even more. The whole cemetery looks very beautiful and if you can you should visit this place.

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Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

The cemetery is next to the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center. The grounds are beautiful and well kept. There is a self guided tour - brochures are available at the visitor center. There are many monuments and Confederate artillery among the graves.

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Clinton, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

I did the walking tour from the battlefield visitor's center, which finished up in the cemetery. I saw and heard many birds in the trees and I saw a bold woodchuck strolling the grounds too. I also got to see a park ranger raise the flag at the battle park visitor's center.

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Gainesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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