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Vicksburg National Cemetery

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Vicksburg, MS
+1 601-636-0583
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The cemetery is part of the park and it is where you will find several Union soldiers buried. If... read more

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Gia S
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Laporte, Texas
It's intended to be a place of national reconciliation and unity

I believe it's an 18 mile drive, but if that's too long (restless kids, weak bladder, etc) there... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Posh1609
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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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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  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed today

The cemetery is part of the park and it is where you will find several Union soldiers buried. If you are interested in the Confederate burials than you will need to go to the Cedar Grove city cemetery. There is a section called "Soldier's Rest"...More

Thank Gia S
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I believe it's an 18 mile drive, but if that's too long (restless kids, weak bladder, etc) there are plenty of exits. If you enter through the main gate, there's a visitors center and museum, which I found interesting. If you have an ancestor who...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove through the cemetery while visiting the battlefield. It is sad to see how devastating war can be.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I say the American Civil War Reflection but there are burials there up through the Korean Conflict. Mainly though I believe of those victims of the American Civil War. This was a somber drive for me as I reflected on what had happened at Vicksburg,...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited multiple times. Thoroughly enjoyed the cannon firing demonstration. Very authentic and informative. Confederate section of the driving tour was mostly closed due to construction. Still enjoyed the drive on a beautiful June morning.

Thank Patricia W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Graves scattered throughout cemetery. Not like Arlington Cemetery. Ground was hilly so burials were wherever flat ground was present. May have a dozen headstones at one area and a hundred at another location. Stones are weathered and hard to read. If you are looking for...More

Thank Vegas-RichardF
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Reviewed June 11, 2018

We had no plans to go here but after our tour of a nearby mansion we decided we had to take a few minutes to drive through. The incredible old headstones were so interesting. We only drove though in about 30 minutes because we had...More

Thank ginnabloom
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Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

Drove through. Stopped a few times for photos. Snippets of poetry quotations are on signs along the road. Very nice. We weren't looking for a particular grave, but the rangers at the visitors center can help with that.

Thank LorPasco
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Reviewed June 7, 2018

This national cemetery is a fitting resting place for the many soldiers who gave their lives. It is a peaceful place.

Thank Donnagay A
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Reviewed June 3, 2018

National Cemeteries are always exciting to see, but during a weekend like Memorial day, even more so...Each and every grave had an American Flag placed. So touching. God Bless America!

Thank JeanieHoustonTexas
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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
June 23, 2015|
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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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