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Fredericksburg National Cemetery

Fredericksburg, VA
+1 540-654-5121
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Quick walk around a cemetery that overlooks Fredericksburg

Most of the markers are not identified. If you are short of time, you might consider skipping this... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ptajack
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Durham, North Carolina
Civil War Cemetery

The resting place of the over 10,000 union troops who died in the struggle over the nearby ground... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
DelMarVaJohn
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Dover, Delaware
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Federal soldiers who died in the Civil War are buried here.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Most of the markers are not identified. If you are short of time, you might consider skipping this site. Guided tours are offered. Check with the visors center to get the schedule

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

The resting place of the over 10,000 union troops who died in the struggle over the nearby ground nearly 150 years ago. Quiet and well-maintained by the National Park Service. Great views of the city. Parking is at the adjacent visitors center for Fredericksburg and...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

I came with my family to check this out. My husband really wanted to visit it, and we were very pleased that we did it. There is so much history behind each name, each date. The weather was so beautiful and I was able to...More

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Reviewed 6 December 2017

Suggest touring the nearby Fredericksburg Visitor Center first. A visit to the National Cemetery will then put the horrors of the Civil War and for that matter War in general in perspective. Quotes from soldiers and their officers, on both sides, posted in the Visitor...More

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

This cemetery is right beside the visitors center. Take a walk around and imagine. Worth the time, definitely.

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Reviewed 21 October 2017

The soldiers died from major civil war battle between Washington D.C. and Richmond, Va. Of 15,243 troopers, only 2,472 have been identified. Graves are marked with two different headstones. Rounded stones mark the graves of identified, while smaller square stones are the unknown. The unknown...More

Thank Jack L
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

Sad to see so many young men's graves and so many graves for unidentified soldiers. And some graves with mutltipe numbers of deceased. Cemerty well laid out and maintained.

Thank John Campbell H
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

We visited the cemetery and was surprised to see the unique layout. Its' terraced topography and how the soldiers were buried is very emotional. Thousand of men lie in a very beautiful place that was once a meat grinder of a battlefield. This is a...More

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Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

As others have noted, the cemetary is part of the Fredricksburg battlefield walking tour. You can just visit the cemetary if you like, but I recommend the whole walking tour because understanding the battle puts the cemetary in perspective. Very sobering. Highly recommended.

Thank John H
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

Go to the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center first and get a map for a self guided tour. With that, you can walk around and read what is at each tour stop. This is a beautiful cemetery and is a very profound, sobering place. To think...More

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