Poplar Grove National Cemetery

Poplar Grove National Cemetery

Poplar Grove National Cemetery
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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4.5
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Richelle14
Hagerstown, Maryland13 contributions
Family
This cemetery may be very similar to other National Civil War Cemeteries, but its history and recent renovations reveal a very unique story. I am so proud to say that our government saw fit to restore dignity to the heroes buried here. There is a park ranger who pours her entire heart and soul into telling the stories of those buried in this sacred place. I have to admit, I am very bias, because, you see, after almost 135 years, my family found my great, great grandfather and he rests peacefully with his comrades here at Poplar Grove. Visit to remind yourself that freedom isn't free.
Written October 31, 2018
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Muldunespeaks
Dupont, WA92 contributions
Solo
This is not your average cemetery. The site is quite and covered in trees. The stones are filled with the names of dates of men who fell in the prime years of their lives from disease, combat, accidents, starvation and lack of medical attention. The list goes on and on. The other compelling piece is that it appears that over half of those resting here, are unknown. They were not identified and that means some family or loved one never had positive confirmation or any idea of where their loved ones lay. Think of that and put yourself in those shoes today. Would you write a letter of complaint to your Congressman? Not exactly an option back then. Would you have any evidence other then personal reports as to what occurred? Probably not. When you put it into these dimensions, one could sit by some of the nameless stones and really not only appreciate what they have, but thank those for allowing us to prosper and survive as a nation. Its an awesome contribution for those who would have never guessed so much meaning would be attached to their sacrifices, on both sides.

Do yourself a favor, pay it a visit, bring lunch and a pad to jot down some of your thoughts to stow away for those times where you feel your own issues are getting the better of you. They can still help you today.

Happy travels.
Written July 26, 2014
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RobertAHammond
Albany, NY95 contributions
Couples
Well kept with rows and rows of heroes. Free admission, public restrooms and parking. Stop and pay your respects.
Written May 13, 2017
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JRachel95
Knoxville, TN197 contributions
Family
While walking around this cemetery it is very clear that there were major casualties on both sides of the war. There are some graves filled with hundreds of bodies. It is just so sad. I strongly recommend this location because it is a moment when both sides can come together and recognize all the loss of the war. The graves are mostly divided by state, however there are graves where they didn't know so they just put men in the mass graves. So very sad yet definitely worth the stop.
Written October 31, 2014
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Travel Man USA
Black River Falls, WI348 contributions
Solo
This is a beautiful cemetery that is well managed. I dont know if I would go out of my way to see it but it was on the way to my next stop. It's about a 10 minute stop.
Written August 13, 2019
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Sherry F
Darien, CT216 contributions
Family
It was interesting after visiting the Civil was battle sites to go pay our respects to the soldiers who died there.
Written May 14, 2017
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MU S
Grand Rapids, MI102 contributions
Family
Stone gardens aren't considered the best places to visit, but I couldn't resist this one. A reconstruction project was underway and we intruded, but were treated very nicely by the project's managing engineer and given a short tour. We were shown the grave of my Great-Grandfather and it is beautiful. He has a new, clean stone that stands upright to mark his final resting place. I'm thankful he was one of those who were identified. We'll be going back after the work is completed. We thank all those involved in the project.
Written December 20, 2016
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ClarkWGrizwald
Penn Yan, NY29 contributions
Family
While this cemetery is in an area considerably off the beaten path, it is a location not to be missed by those wishing to visualize the impact of the Siege of Petersburg. Thousands of simple government gravestones lie flush with the ground, many identified and a sad number marked unknown.

Also of note: The location was the site of the camp of the 50th New York Engineers, which was one of the most elaborate camps of the war best known for its gothic log chapel. Although nothing remains of the camp, it is a site of significance for its place in the war.

Regarding the reviewer who claims that "there is nothing to see, not even headstones," the review does not represent this cemetery. While the cemetery is simple in its dignity, there are plenteous headstones to tell of the human toll of battle.
Written April 29, 2015
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Monica58860
Dousman, WI1,284 contributions
Couples
Do stop on your Petersburg tour at this historic site. Even if it is to see if you can find a soldier from your state that might be there. It is tranquil and lovely.
Written May 13, 2014
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VirginiaRedHatLady
Petersburg, VA66 contributions
Friends
This cemetery does not get a lot of visitors - many have never heard of it but there are thousands of casualties from the civil war buried here...mostly from the NORTH<<<. Allow about an hour to stroll about. If the ranger is there, she is very friendly and knowledgable!
Written October 14, 2013
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Poplar Grove National Cemetery, Petersburg

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