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After visiting what there is to see of the rail yard, my husband and I came upon this National Cemetery. This historic site contains the remains of the first Union soldier shot and killed by a Confederate soldier. The cemetery is very well kept. It...More
I found the National Cemetery to be a place to reflect and give thanks to all who have served and or given their lives for me self and family. The grounds are immaculately kept. The entrance has a visitor stop with a restroom if needed....More
My wife and I went here on the return from Blackwater Falls and upon seeing all of the gravesites for the veterans that served to protect America, my sense of American pride and freedom continued to grow. I felt honored to be able to see...More
Upon entering Grafton and Prunytown, it is very apparent that these two little towns admire and honor US veterans. When you enter through the gates of each cemetery, you can't help but be humbled by the visual numbers of the lives who have served this...More
Come see the Memorial Day Parade...many school children have dressed in white, marched in the parade, then decorated the graves in the National Cemetery. This is an annual event and a big celebration in Grafton. Of course, Grafton has many veterans and patriotic citizens who...More
Traveled through the cemetery close to sunset and the views were amazing. The white headstones were a sad reminder of what sacrifices our soldiers make daily for us to enjoy such peaceful surroundings.
The Civil War may have started with shots fired at Fort Sumter SC, but the first land battle and first casualty were in West Virginia, just south of Grafton. Union private T. Bailey Brown and another soldier were confronted by confederate scouts and ordered to...More