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Address: Sharpsburg, MD
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Part of the National Cemetery System, this site is where more than 4,776...

Part of the National Cemetery System, this site is where more than 4,776 Union soldiers are buried from the historic battle of Antietam, Monocacy and other military actions in Maryland.

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Peaceful and powerful

This is a nicely laid out cemetery and if you follow the map is the end of the tour. It has a marker with all sections listed and a beautiful monument in the center, looks to be... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 April 2016
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Chatham, New York
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Chatham, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

This is a nicely laid out cemetery and if you follow the map is the end of the tour. It has a marker with all sections listed and a beautiful monument in the center, looks to be well maintained and if you are at the battlefield you should stop here too.

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Pittsburgh, Pa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

Our tour of the battlefield ended here. It was a very beautiful cemetery. Just seeing the areas where the battles took place as well as this final resting spot are very moving.

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Gettysburg
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141 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

Over 23,000 men were killed or wounded at Antietam, the bloodiest one day of a bloody war. Many of the Union soldiers are buried here in this quiet place. Walk around and appreciate what these men died for. A giant statue of a soldier known as "Old Simon" dominates the grounds, but it is the sacrifice of the men themselves... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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142 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2015

Several thousand of the union soldiers killed at the Antietam are buried here. The headstones are neatly laid out, and one cannot help but ponder the waste of human lives and the grief wars cause families.

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Thank Kevin032452
Staatsburg, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2015

The Battle of Antietam cost thousands of lives and turned Maryland's small village of Sharpsburg into a smoking field of ruin and death. After the battle in September of 1862 the dead were buried here at the cemetery. Today it is a profoundly moving experience to walk the fields and read the monuments. Admission is free and the park is... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

Last stop on the auto tour and please stop. The church was under construction. Seeing the union soldiers tombs is humbling.

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Thank burldist
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

There didn't seem to be much to see...not after Arlington National Cemetery. I was surprised that they did not allow Confederate soldiers to be buried there.

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Thank Teresa B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

It's a typical civil war era national cemetery. It is a very solemn place and very well kept. Easy to find.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

Spend a good hour here and walk among the headstones. This is a place that will tell you of a sacrifice that been made and will always be made. They will tell you not to forget. There is a sailor from the USS Cole buried there.

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Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

WE stopped here and at 1st thought we could not go in. The chapel at the entrance was being refurbished and there was tape and hard hat, with a sign saying no admittance - however, I realized it was for the chapel area only. WE walked around looking for the Maine headstones as the map directed us. I was sad... More 

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