Natchez National Cemetery, Natchez

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#8 of 16 in Historic Sites in Natchez
Natchez National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in the city of Natchez overlooking the Mississippi River in Adams County, Mississippi. Administered by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, it encompasses 25.7acre, and as of the end of 2005, had 7,154 interments.HistoryThe original site of the cemetery was purchased from local residents in 1866, to inter Union soldiers who died in the Civil War. Remains from battlefield and post cemeteries from around the region were brought to the cemetery to be reinterred. In 1866 a large number of soldiers who were buried in the levees of the west bank of the Mississippi River were exhumed and transferred to the National Cemetery.Natchez National Cemetery was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.Notable interments Landsman Wilson Brown, Medal of Honor recipient for action aboard USS Hartford at the Battle of Mobile Bay during the Civil War.
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  • Many fallen soldiers buried here. Many grave stones just say “Soldier Unknown” Soldier from Civil war until modern times buried in this cemetery. ☹️  more »
  • From the Civil War to today, many of fallen soldiers and soldiers who have served are buried here. The grounds are sacred!  more »
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  • Beautiful, calm and serene. Well kept, and historic. Took a drive through and walked some. Always interesting to read some headstones. You see the various family names through history from the area, and sometimes short stories of their lives. Very interesting place.
  • We thoroughly enjoyed walking through this beautiful cemetery.

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