Fredericksburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Fredericksburg National Cemetery
The Battle of Fredericksburg
Work on Fredericksburg National Cemetery commenced in 1866 and was completed in 1869. Veterans erected two major monuments here in the late 19th century, and the remains of 300 veterans of later wars were interred before 1945, when the cemetery closed to new burials. Of the 15,300 men buried here, the identities of fewer than 3,000 are known.
Erected by Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Dept. of the Interior.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients marker series.
Location. 38° 17.627′ N, 77° 28.117′ W. Marker is in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Sunken Road 0.1 miles north of Lafayette Boulevard (Virginia Highway 1), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Located on the
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Willis Hill Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); 127th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Fredericksburg Battlefield (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fredericksburg Campaign (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Fredericksburg Campaign (about 300 feet away); The Willis Hill Buildings (about 300 feet away); Confederate Artillery (about 300 feet away); The Fifth Corps, Army of the Potomac (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fredericksburg.
More about this marker. The main photo on the marker's right side shows Fredericksburg National Cemetery as it appeared about 1900. On the lower left are examples of the gravestones found in the cemetery. Rounded granite headstones mark the graves of identified Union soldiers. The graves of unknown soldiers are marked by a small square stone bearing two numbers. The top number identifies the plot; the bottom number identifies the number of soldiers
This marker is duplicated at the south entrance to the cemetery.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil •
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