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Fredericksburg Confederate Cemetery

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Address: corner William Street and Washington Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA
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Memorial Day

We visited the Confederate Cemetery in Fredericksburg on Memorial Day to see the pageantry and the reverence that the reenactors and citizens of this southern city bring on that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2016
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Flint, Michigan
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Flint, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

We visited the Confederate Cemetery in Fredericksburg on Memorial Day to see the pageantry and the reverence that the reenactors and citizens of this southern city bring on that day. It was wonderful. The marchers in Confederate uniforms and the ladies in their long skirts and parasols took us back in time. The graves are each marked with a stars... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

It was very interesting to see all the graves. The oldest one we found died in 1801. The confederate graves were old, unreadable and/or breaking apart. Looks like the caretakers are trying to repair and/or fix those.

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

Here are the graves of many Confederate soldiers. It is an old cemetery with many interesting tombstones.

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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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