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Natchez National Cemetery, Natchez

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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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  • I was curious by the story of the Thunderstorm Grave that I had to see it for myself. As I googled more about this cementery I knew I needed to see the rest of the more famous graves. Well worth it!  more »
  • This is a moderate sized military cemetery. It is quite sobering to see all the rows of white markers - many of which are labeled "Unknown".  more »
  • We visited this National military cemetery because it is just up the road from the better known Natchez Cemetery. It was worth the extra time. Much like a small version of Arlington National Cemetery,...  more »
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  • what a tranquil location. historically vital as well. visit!
  • Very professional