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Fredericksburg Confederate Cemetery

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Address: corner William Street and Washington Avenue, Fredericksburg, VA
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A Glimpse of History

We spent a warm morning walking though the cemetery. We find old cemeteries to be a spiritual experience. We were most impressed with the history and the people who are honored... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 December 2016
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Richmond, Virginia

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We spent a warm morning walking though the cemetery. We find old cemeteries to be a spiritual experience. We were most impressed with the history and the people who are honored there in the well kept grounds. You must see this if you are in Fredericksburg.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

The cemetery brings the reality of the local battles into perspective. The Second Rebellion cost this area in devastation and loss lives. Entire families lost their homes and loved ones. My great great grandfather fought with the 14th GA. Volunteers in company A. He survived the war and surrendered at Appomattox in April of 1865. His brother Thomas W. Williams... More 

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Flint, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We visited the Confederate Cemetery in Fredericksburg on Memorial Day to see the pageantry and the reverence that the reenactors and citizens of this southern city bring on that day. It was wonderful. The marchers in Confederate uniforms and the ladies in their long skirts and parasols took us back in time. The graves are each marked with a stars... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

It was very interesting to see all the graves. The oldest one we found died in 1801. The confederate graves were old, unreadable and/or breaking apart. Looks like the caretakers are trying to repair and/or fix those.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Here are the graves of many Confederate soldiers. It is an old cemetery with many interesting tombstones.

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Butler, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

On the trolley tour you will hear about the cemetery. At Memorial Day, the town puts a Confederate flag of each grave. (Flag is not meant as a symbol of hate but a part of the history of the area).

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

No one should visit Fredericksburg without exploring and understanding its Civil War past. The famous battlefields are only part of a story which, for tens of thousands, ended in graves across the South. The Confederate Cemetery holds the remains of six generals and 3300 Confederate soldiers, over 2200 of whom are unidentified. This is a quiet place close to the... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Walking the Confederate Cemetery is a must for anyone planning a trip into Fredericksburg. Pay your respects and take in the beauty of the location. Fall is a wonderful time to visit and walk the surrounding area.

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Gloucester, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

This cemetery is so moving and sad. The many many men that lost their lives, the epitaphs were haunting and sad but told of these men's strengths and beliefs.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

If your are heading info Fredericksburg or passing by, the civil war cemetery is well worth a stop. The associated small museum has some interesting displays and staff are well-informed. Like all war cemeteries, it's a somber place and so many of the graves are mass ones.

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