Fredericksburg National Cemetery

Fredericksburg National Cemetery (HM5IS)

Location: Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Country: United States of America

N 38° 17.627', W 77° 28.117'

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— The Battle of Fredericksburg —

Approximately 20,000 soldiers died in this region during the Civil War, their remains scattered throughout the countryside in shallow, often unmarked, graves. In 1865 Congress established Fredericksburg National Cemetery as a final resting place for Union soldiers who died on area battlefields. Confederate soldiers were buried in cemeteries located at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania Court House.

Work on Fredericksburg National Cemetery commenced in 1866 and was completed in 1869. Veterans erected two major monuments here in the late 19th century, and the remains of 300 veterans of later wars were interred before 1945, when the cemetery closed to new burials. Of the 15,300 men buried here, the identities of fewer than 3,000 are known.
HM NumberHM5IS
Placed ByFredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park - National Park Service - U.S. Dept. of the Interior
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 1:14am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 284113 N 4241294
Decimal Degrees38.29378333, -77.46861667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 17.627', W 77° 28.117'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 17' 37.62" N, 77° 28' 7.02" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 500-706 Sunken Rd, Fredericksburg VA 22401, US
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