The Fredericksburg National Cemetery interred over 15,000 soldiers. Construction on the cemetery was completed in 1866 and the final body from the era was buried in 1869. The Cemetery was the first burial grounds used after the Battle of Fredericksburg, a conflict that left more than 100,000 dead. The Cemetery was open for burial until after World War II. The Fredericksburg National Cemetery is one of 14 national cemeteries in the United States. The grounds of the cemetery is where some of the Confederate camps and the main artillery line were located during the battle. Many cannons are in place to show where they were located at that time. The cemetery is also full of monuments to both Union and Confederate armies. The cemetery is combined, under the NPS, with the nearby Spotsylvania National Cemetery.