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Vicksburg National Cemetery

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Address: Vicksburg, MS
Phone Number: +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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nice drive

how many headstones is just overwhelming. well kept grounds. is part of the military park tour. right by the cairo ship

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Longview, Texas
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Longview, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

how many headstones is just overwhelming. well kept grounds. is part of the military park tour. right by the cairo ship

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drive slowly and take time to respect the lives lost here. The National Park Service and Vicksburg is due a a big thank you for the manner in which they have maintained this cemetery.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quick in and out because nothing to really keep interest. Found tombstone that honored a camel. Roadside America find!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well kept National Cemetery from the Civil War until the early sixties. We only drove the loop as we did not have time to get out and walk through the cemetery. It is part of Vicksburg Military Park and is worth driving through.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A sad reminder of the cost of war and the terrible price paid by members of the armed forces. The huge portion of the graves containing the remains of unknown soldiers was particularly sobering.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is very much a MUST SEE when visiting Vicksburg!! Rich with History! Stop and go into the Illinois Monument read the walls and find your ancestors from both sides of the war.

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Denton, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove all over the park, (large) and we were excited the whole time. The only civil war park (and grave yard) that came close was at Gettysburg, and they both make you very still and quiet, remembering all of those people who died. As a Texan, I did not like the way the southern troops were portrayed at Gattisburg,... More 

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Blue Ridge, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

just across from the U.S.S. Cairo Museum, and just a short drive through, is this nicely done national cemetery.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

There is something so sacred about walking among the graves of our fallen soldiers. Interesting that only those who were Union soldiers are buried here. None from the Confederacy. They are buried in a cemetery away from the park. There are veterans of the Spanish American War plus WWI and WWII and the Korean War buried here as well. No... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The whole battle field is a "cemetry" of sorts. Some marked graves but mostly monuments to the regiments of both sides of the war. There is a "Jewish" part that was part of a once thriving jewish community that will become part of the park. It has plaques showing where both sides of the Civil war were stationed - this... More 

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