Where Are The Gettysburg Battlefield Soldiers Buried?July 16, 2014
Are you curious, as many of our guests have been here at Gettysburg Battlefield Bus Tours, where the soldiers who fought in the Battle of Gettysburg are buried? Fortunately you won’t have to search any further, as today’s blog will tell you exactly where you can find both the Union and Confederate soldiers burial sites, and then all you’ll have to do is book a visit here to Gettysburg to see them!
Union Soldiers –
Most of the Union dead are buried in the Soldiers’ National Cemetery, which is located between Baltimore Street and Taneytown Road here in Gettysburg. It is right beside the local town cemetery and features the Soldiers National Monument in the center of it all. The Veteran’s Administration actually offers a database of burials that you can search by gravesite location, as well as name, date of birth, and date of death.
Confederate Soldiers –
The southern soldiers were actually removed from the battlefield roughly nine years after the battle and taken to southern cemeteries with specific locales set aside for the Gettysburg campaign casualties.
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