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Vicksburg National Cemetery

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A Beautiful National Cemetery

Located up high, atop a rolling bluff, near the Mississippi River with many mature trees, Vicksburg... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Steve1362
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Avon, Ohio
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If you are in Vicksburg you must see the cemetery. It is just sad to see how many died at... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
lsj1214
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Conway, AR
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located up high, atop a rolling bluff, near the Mississippi River with many mature trees, Vicksburg National Cemetery is one of the more beautiful National Cemeteries. Take the time to drive through this peaceful, solemn place and reflect upon the sacrifices made for freedom. Open...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

If you are in Vicksburg you must see the cemetery. It is just sad to see how many died at Vicksburg. They will tell you that only American Citizens can be buried there, but there two Confederate Soldiers are buried there by mistake.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

Drive through park, takes a while to see everything. Amazing place for Civil War History, worth the time to see this place.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Janet R
Reviewed October 12, 2018

There are hundreds of unidentified burials at this national cemetery. .Haven't seen that before in others. It was explained that it is due to the burial practices of an Army on the move and wooden grave markers. Burials were moved here from the MS Gulf...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 61Dianne
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Very narrow roads and very little place to park. WIsh there was a map to navigate better. Do this as the last part of your tour of Vicksburg battlefield.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lagiant
Reviewed September 28, 2018

Silence is the most deafening sound on an old battlefield. Where once shot and shell and the screams of the wounded and dying filled the air, peace and tranquility reign supreme. Look at the names, remember and be thankful

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bridge324
Reviewed September 26, 2018

The National Cemeteries are well worth a visit, especially the ones with the very old sections. You can feel the calm and peaceful spots, beautifully maintained. Really makes you appreciate all those who have died for our nation.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank N P
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Row after row of the graves of the Northern soldiers that dies in battle (only two Confederate soldiers buried here by mistake). Interesting layout in the various tiers in the way the Cemetery is laid out. You have to go across town to see where...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Like all National Battlefield Cemeteries, this one has nothing but Union Soldiers. Shamefully, those that fought for the Confederate cause were thrown into mass graves or left to rot. Daughters of the Confederacy, and other benevolent Southern groups were left to collect their dead, and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank jacifus
Reviewed August 24, 2018

Our National Cemeteries are so special and this one brought tears to my eye as we drove through the rolling hills , .. God Bless America

Date of experience: August 2018
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Drue S
May 28, 2016|
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Response from codepat | Reviewed this property |
Yes, their are self directed as well as docent available fee tours and CDs for your car and iPhone narratives 👍
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evelynrh59
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Response from suelkk | Reviewed this property |
No........Sorry! And it is a lot of steps. This hillside is steep and not recommended. Wish you could do it though! Really amazing.
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