VNMP Tour Stop 8
Vicksburg National Cemetery

USS Cairo
Fort Hill

Bivouac of the Dead
Confederate Graves in the National Cemetery

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New Interpretive Marker

(3-2011) Enlarge NPS Tour Guide: Of the nearly 17,000 Union soldiers buried here, about 13,000 are unknown. Established in 1866, the cemetery is also the final resting place for veterans of the Spanish-American War, World Wars I and II, and the Korean Conflict. It was closed to burials in 1961. Many Confederates who died during the siege are buried in Vicksburg's Cedar Hill Cemetery

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Bill Bechmann photo

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(3-92)   (3-92) On Fame's Eternal Camping-Ground. Their Silent Tents Are Spread. And Glory Guards With Solemn Round The Bivouac Of The Dead

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