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Fredericksburg Confederate Cemetery

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Address: corner William Street and Washington Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA
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sad but interesting history

On the trolley tour you will hear about the cemetery. At Memorial Day, the town puts a Confederate flag of each grave. (Flag is not meant as a symbol of hate but a part of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2016
Mary Chris F
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Butler, Pennsylvania
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Butler, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

On the trolley tour you will hear about the cemetery. At Memorial Day, the town puts a Confederate flag of each grave. (Flag is not meant as a symbol of hate but a part of the history of the area).

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

No one should visit Fredericksburg without exploring and understanding its Civil War past. The famous battlefields are only part of a story which, for tens of thousands, ended in graves across the South. The Confederate Cemetery holds the remains of six generals and 3300 Confederate soldiers, over 2200 of whom are unidentified. This is a quiet place close to the... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Walking the Confederate Cemetery is a must for anyone planning a trip into Fredericksburg. Pay your respects and take in the beauty of the location. Fall is a wonderful time to visit and walk the surrounding area.

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Gloucester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

This cemetery is so moving and sad. The many many men that lost their lives, the epitaphs were haunting and sad but told of these men's strengths and beliefs.

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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

If your are heading info Fredericksburg or passing by, the civil war cemetery is well worth a stop. The associated small museum has some interesting displays and staff are well-informed. Like all war cemeteries, it's a somber place and so many of the graves are mass ones.

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Locust Grove, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

If you are in town visiting the battlefields then this is a must. There are over 3000 soldiers buried here (along with lots of locals) among them are 5 generals. All of the civil war soldiers that are here died in one of the four local battles. They were buried elsewhere and later brought here. There are many "unknowns" but... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We went on Saturday at sunset, and they were paying tribute to the fallen Confederate soldiers, whose graves were marked with small Confederate battle flags. There were re-enactors color guard and a 21 gun salute followed by "Taps", and they were lighting Lumineers. It's a very interesting cemetery and well worth a visit.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Visited over Memorial Day weekend and every Confederate soldier grave had a Confederate flag. Well maintained graveyard with a statue of a confederate soldier.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

In war often the armies move on and civilian farmers or townspeople are left behind to rebuild and bury the dead. Fredericksburg was heavily damaged in the battle fought in the town itself. The Confederate Cemetery was established and is maintained by the Ladies Memorial Association. The private group organized in 1866. The cemetery was dedicated in 1870 after fund... More 

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We walked thru it but there wasn't anything interesting to see. Nothing meaningful. I thought famous generals were buried there. There were no maps or anything to guide you to anything important.

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