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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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  • It is a great feeling being here. I drive through almost every time I visit Natchez, always seeing something different (as it sits on many acres). I have not done the Angels tour yet, but hear it is w...  more »
  • My boyfriend and I made the cemetery our first stop. We heard by all of the locals how much history was connected to it and how interesting the stories are. We like to move at our own pace so instead ...  more »
  • Really enjoyed seeing the elaborate tombstones and family plots. The roads are very narrow and some of the turns were quite a challenge for my husband to make with our full size pickup truck.  more »
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  • what a tranquil location. historically vital as well. visit!
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