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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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A well maintained cemetery of too many soldiers

The size of the cemetery is unfortunate. So many soldiers gave their all. The road winds through the cemetery with many poems honoring the dead along the way. They take good care... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The size of the cemetery is unfortunate. So many soldiers gave their all. The road winds through the cemetery with many poems honoring the dead along the way. They take good care of the soldiers buried here.

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Glen Carbon, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove through the cemetery and saw all the unmarked graves. There is a place to stop and walk up a hill to a look out over the cemetery.

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Thank Ahme1987
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very historical and interesting to visit. Learn more and more everytime I come here. Makes me feel appreciative of the sacrifices people made for what they believed in. I was a little disappointed that it appears our government has cut funding for this National Treasure and a lot of the park was unmowed or hadn't been in quite awhile. It... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Treat this place with reverence. It is not a playground. So thought provoking to read the names and consider the lives lost here.

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Lindale, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It makes you really think about all of the people that lost their lives. They were against each other but they sleep eternally together,

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cemetery really puts a human face on the siege and battle. You are stunned at the number of union soldiers buried here and the cost of the war.

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Little Rock, AR
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 July 15, 2016

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 July 10, 2016

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 July 7, 2016

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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