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Vicksburg National Cemetery

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Address: Vicksburg, MS
Phone Number: 6016360583
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Established by the U.S. Congress in 1865 as a military burial ground, the...

Established by the U.S. Congress in 1865 as a military burial ground, the 116-acre cemetery is the final resting place of more than 17,000 Union Soldiers.

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So Serene

Another beautiful little side loop through the lovely black and gold gates off the National Military Park driving tour. This Cemetery is right across from the USS Cairo Museum... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Little Rock, AR
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Little Rock, AR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Another beautiful little side loop through the lovely black and gold gates off the National Military Park driving tour. This Cemetery is right across from the USS Cairo Museum (which has a restroom, if needed). The cemetery has the orderly rows of headstones of mostly Union soldiers, both marked and unknown. Also buried here are soldiers who fought in the... More 

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Red Oak, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shocking to see how many died at the battle. The cemetery is very well maintained and well worth the visit.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived early and enjoyed the experience of the drive through without so many people or cars in the way.

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Flowood, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I once had the privilege of seeing Arlington National Cemetery, and I was awed by the sight. This is the only other place that I have had that feeling. It's at places like this that you truly see the great sacrifice that these men made.

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Independence, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a beautiful, quiet cemetery that is very well taken care of. It's very sad our country lost so many men in this battle. As you tour the battlefields and read of the history it's amazing there weren't more graves.

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Malvern, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend for history of our nation. Different states involved in this extensive battle for the "key to the south" provided beautiful markers. The cemetery is humbling at the lives lost fighting fellow statesman.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We came to the Vicksburg National Cemetery to visit the grave site of my wife's 2nd Great Uncle who died at Vicksburg as the result of injuries received in action as a member of the 11th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. His brother, a member of the same Regiment, survived the war. The cemetery does have a special feeling, almost an aura... More 

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Sulligent, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

the Vicksburg national cemetery is a place every American of every age should visit. it is so touching and heartwrenching to see all the lives lost...and for what?

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful park. Very well arranged with rodes. Enjoyed our visit. Well preserved and proud of the attention to details.

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The Colony, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

History and sacrifice is evident here. The memorials bring honor and is a moving tribute to those who gave their lives for others freedom.

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