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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  • My wife and I visited the national cemetery one Sunday in October. The maturing trees were breathtaking in their fall splendor, and the tombstones were very well maintained and surrounded by beautiful...  more »
  • This is a very nice stop just outside of town. The roads are narrow and can be a little confusing with lots of sharp turns, so take it very slow. It's easy to end up going the wrong way on a one-way p...  more »
  • Beautiful cemetary but special with a knowledgeable tour guide. She pointed out special interest points and ecplained  more »
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