Natchez National Cemetery, Natchez
Categories: Cemeteries, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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.Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Natchez National Cemetery by using our Natchez trip itinerary planner.
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So many grave markers of those who served our country, or their spouses! So very many unknown soldiers buried there that it breaks your heart. It's really a lovely place and will remind you of the sac... read more »
Good place for history buffs to go. Lots of Confederate stones, older family plots and iron fenced family plots.
This was impressive and lovely. It won't take that long to go through (although on both sides of a street), unless you want to walk through and look specifically for a grave. There is a grave locating... read more »
what a tranquil location. historically vital as well. visit!
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