Vicksburg National Cemetery – by LGood
March 13, 2020
This is but a small portion of the Vicksburg National Cemetery in the Memorial Park at Vicksburg, MS. Recognizing the need to address the proper burial of Civil War dead, Congress passed legislation to establish the cemetery in 1866. Interments began the following year. More than 17,000 troops are buried here. Of these burials, the identity of almost 13,000 soldiers and sailors are unknown. This cemetery is not only the burial place from the Civil War battle that took place there; veterans from the Mexican-American War, Spanish-American War, the First & Second World Wars, and the Korean War. The National Cemetery was closed to burials in 1961. From NPS.gov
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