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Woodlawn National Cemetery

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Address: 1825 Davis St, Elmira, NY 14901-1061
Phone Number: +1 607-732-5411
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Beautiful Solemn Burial Ground

This cemetery is adjacent to the cemetery in which Mark Twain is interred. It is quite awesome to see how straight the lines of stones are here. It is similar to Arlington... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 August 2016
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fishkill, ny
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fishkill, ny
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

This cemetery is adjacent to the cemetery in which Mark Twain is interred. It is quite awesome to see how straight the lines of stones are here. It is similar to Arlington National Cemetery on a much smaller scale.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

It's right next door to Woodlawn Cemetery. It's worth visiting both. EVERYONE IN THIS COUNTRY SHOULD VISIT A NATIONAL CEMETERY ONCE. It reminds us of the price veterans and their families pay. Just as we respect them and pay homage to their sacrifice we should make sure the veterans still with us are taken care of. They are still suffering.... More 

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Elmira, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

we have family buried here. it is very pretty and has alot of history. they just put in a memorial wall which is very nice.

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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

A very interesting glimpse into the Civil War. At this National Cemetery, there are hundreds of graves of Confederate soldiers who died at Elmira Prison (and the remembrance of the African-American caretaker who dug the graves is very touching). And there are heroes here from WWi, WWII, Korea, Vietnam as well... real history to be remembered and memorialized.

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outside Watkins Glen, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

One of the smallest and earliest National Cemeteries, it is home to the remains of about 3,000 Confederate Soldiers who died in the Elmira Prison Camp, notoriously referred to as "Hellmira", among others. The Confederate Soldiers were buried, with all dignity, by a former slave. It is an immaculately kept facility, with all due respect given to all buried there.... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

There are sites from the Civil war here. It is neat how they have the cemetery laid out. They have soldiers gravestones facing in towards other soldiers gravestones protecting them.

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Elmira, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

On Memorial day it is beautiful to see all the flags on the graves. We were there before and after the holiday weekend. It's too bad the flags can't remain up longer but for mowing and trimming reasons it's not possible.

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Elmira, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2014

Some of the earliest graves in this upstate New York National Cemetary are Confederate soldiers who died in the infamous Elmira Prison Camp. The precise positioning of the headstones reflects the respect and care for the veterans buried here. Although this is probably one of the smaller National Cemetaries, it still carries the emotional impact of seeing the number of... More 

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Waverly, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2014

We recently took a tour of Elmira on the Trolley and went through the cemetery. It was very interesting and I look forward to returning. The cemetery is very well kept.

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Montecito, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

All these men died at the Elmira Prison during the Civil War; Hellmira as it was called. Anyway, we always learned about the Confederate atrocities at Andersonville, but nobody mentioned what the Yankee's did in Elmira.

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