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“Off the Road Just a Little Bit, But Interesting”

Ranked #2 of 6 things to do in Dover
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Owner description: Thousands of Civil War soldiers were buried at this site.
Reviewed 6 September 2014

This cemetery, as many Civil War Cemeteries in the South, are filled with Union Troops. It is quite a site to see how they were put into place with a perimeter, moving in towards a center. This is quite different from Stones River. While doing our Junior Ranger work, we found there were four colored troops who fought for the Union laid to rest here. More recent troops and their spouses are buried there as well.

There is still a keeper's house and other buildings on the property.

Overall, this cemetery is very moving.

Thank TNDisneynut
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Reviewed 25 June 2014

Poignant, moving and a sharp reminder of the real cost of war. So very well presented and maintained. It is a wonderful location for quiet contemplation after visiting the battlefield.

Thank neilajones
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Many people of our country forget that our veterans have written a blank check to our country. All gave some and some gave ALL, which is evident by many of the veterans who sleep here in the beautiful and quiet cemetery. It is a humbling place to visit.

Thank CaverQ
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

Again,I liked that this area hasn't been made into a tourist trap. It is well maintained . Wish I could have spoken with the director; there was no one around. . My great great grandfather helped establish the cemetery in 1867. Would like to know if they had any records from that time.

Thank Sharon G
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Reviewed 17 September 2012

This was one of the stops on the Fort Donelson civil war battlefield driving tour. It contains the graves of civil war veterans and veterans of later wars and their wives. It was very well maintained and we enjoyed the stop. If you go here go to the Fort Donelson visitor center to get a map and do the whole driving tour. I think there were 11 stops.

Thank DD42301
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