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Vicksburg National Cemetery

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Address: Vicksburg, MS
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+1 601-636-0583
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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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No Confederate Soldiers Barrier Here

We found this to be a very humbling and touching experience to look at all of the graves of the Union Soldiers and to see so many unknown grave sites. Cemetery as well... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We found this to be a very humbling and touching experience to look at all of the graves of the Union Soldiers and to see so many unknown grave sites. Cemetery as well maintained. I found it strange that even though there are soldiers from many other Wars very there as well, there are no Confederate soldiers buried in the... More 

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best way to see this is to drive around, there are stopping places. It is vast and makes you think about how many soldiers died in the battles.

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Victoria,TX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

National Cemeteries are always so well kept, and beautifully laid out.... Our national Heroes are entitled to a wonderful resting place....and this is one!

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ypsilanti
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This incorporates about 16 mile drive including various battlefield sites. A civil war buff could easily spend many days here. Even the casual tourist will be moved by the scope of the battlefield and monuments.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rolling hills and trees throughout this cemetery where 13,000 of the 17,000 Union soldiers are unknown.

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Kirbyville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent two hours in this cemetery just walking and reading. So many unknown soldiers. Old graves are very interesting to read.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

Our group of two 30- something parents and 3 kids - 11, 10 and 6 found it very fascinating. Allow a half day. Definitely do the cell phone audio tour. Get out and walk the trenches where you can.

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

An interesting place if you are interested in the Civil War. We hired a guide to car tour the park with us and it was fun and informative.

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Ozark, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

Throughout the park relive the battles between the North and South. Both sides committed to causes they believed were right. Many lives were lost to bring us together in the end. Each grave represents the life of a son, husband, uncle, brother and sometimes grandfather. The National Park Service has done an amazing job keeping every grave site well-maintained in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

The national cemetery at the far end of the battlefield stands in contrast to the many memorials and monuments scattered throughout the park. Suddenly you see endless rows of gravesites and these are the men who actually fought and died.

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