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Woodlawn National Cemetery

1825 Davis St, Elmira, NY 14901-1061
+1 607-732-5411
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Located in Elmira after the civil war and the only place in the north where Southern Civil War dead... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
JohnandJaneS
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Elmira, New York
Worth the stop

Saw this in a tour book and was worth visiting. A well kept cemetery and was so amazing to see all... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
sha2839
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Troy, Ohio
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1825 Davis St, Elmira, NY 14901-1061
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+1 607-732-5411
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Located in Elmira after the civil war and the only place in the north where Southern Civil War dead are buried. The southerners left them here because they were buried so respectfully. Also a large (and unfortunately growing) national cemetery for all service men. Very...More

Thank JohnandJaneS
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Saw this in a tour book and was worth visiting. A well kept cemetery and was so amazing to see all the stones perfectly lined up. Also, visited the graves of Mark Twain and family.

Thank sha2839
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We as a family did the laying of the wreath's on the soldiers grave at Christmas. The cemetery is always well kept and the graves looked beautiful when we were done.

Thank Stacey H
Reviewed 17 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.

Thank bravefilius
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...More

Thank 770MCP
Reviewed 14 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.

Thank anagirl
Reviewed 7 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...More

1  Thank RonL40
Reviewed 28 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....More

Thank SunsetonSeneca
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.

1  Thank Johannaesk
Reviewed 4 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.

Thank LeVon K
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