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Vicksburg National Cemetery

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Address: Vicksburg, MS
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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 must see for everyone

All I can say is stop by during your visit to the National Military Park. Alot of grave site stones are unmarked so that tells you the price they paid - they fought and died... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All I can say is stop by during your visit to the National Military Park. Alot of grave site stones are unmarked so that tells you the price they paid - they fought and died anonymously. See first hand what this war costs us. Thank you to all our veterans for their sacrifice.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seeing this location and driving through was a blessing and a good reminder of the war that was waged for the future of our country and the freedom of all. Park was very clean. Many people were out enjoying the fair weather and it was a good experience.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Vicksburg National Cemetery is located within/next to Vicksburg NMP. It contains over 17,000 Civil War era burials-more than any other national cemetery in the country I believe. Of those 17,000+ Civil War burials, over 15,000 are unknown. That number is even more remarkable. The cemetery is closed to new burials unlike most other national cemeteries. I highly recommend a visit... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Vicksburg National Cemetery is found about halfway along the campaign trail road that goes through Vicksburg National Military Park. It is right across the street from the U.S.S. Cairo ship and museum. I didn't know before visiting that it contains more civil war soldiers than any other national cemetery or that all of them were on the Union side.... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an amazing place. I would recommend it to anyone as long as you aren't squimish about battle fields. It is easy to drive around with a number of monuments and marbel plaques with stories. There are 2 museums. There is a recovered iron clad battle ship which is very interesting. I highly recommend this site.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is always sobering to visit a National Cemetery and see the rows of white makers representing the grave of someone who fought and died for our country. The Civil War is particularly sobering since it was a time in our nation's history when we fought each other. Definitely worth a visit and the time to remember those who fought... More 

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Catania, Italy
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bring a picnic lunch, drive through the grounds, enjoy the monuments. There are some beautiful views of the area.

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Pecatonica, Illinois
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a stop on the National Battlefield. When you see all the headstones where they do not know the name of the person buried, it really brings home the reality of war.

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Saint Joseph, Missouri
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sadness, The gravestones bring reality to the sacrifices made by young men during a time when mass casualties was a norm of battle. Sadness for young men who did not have the opportunity to live and grow old. Gratefulness for them making the sacrifice so maybe, just maybe we as a country will not have to endure such sadness again

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit for anyone interested in American history- Civil War period. But note, there aren't any Confederate Soldiers buried on the National Cemetery. They are re-interred at Cedar Hills Cemetery, which is still used today by the citizens of Vicksburg. If your from the South, which I am, I was much more interested in the Cedar Hills Cemetary! It's... More 

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