AT1363 Chalmette Monument -- Chalmette Battlefield NHP, Chalmette LA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 29° 56.546 W 089° 59.648
16R E 210990 N 3316178
Quick Description: The top of the Memorial cenotaph at the Chalmette National Battlefield is an NGS benchmark
Location: Louisiana, United States
Date Posted: 2/13/2015 3:49:01 PM
Waymark Code: WMNCFC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
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Long Description:
Can't miss this one: it's the tallest thing on the battlefield.

The decisive Battle of New Orleans was fought here on 8 Jab 1815 by regular US Army, Navy, and Marine Corps forces, supplemented by various state volunteer militias and even a band of Choctaw militiamen. These forces were under the command of Gen. Andrew Jackson, who would later become President of the United States.

Gen. Jackson's troops defeated the British, saved New Orleans from capture, and scored the decisive victory of the war.

The cenotaph was built to recognize the service and sacrifice of all of those who fought and died at the Battle of New Orleans. It was monument it as an NGS benchmark in the 1870s.
Condition: Mark found in good condition

Designation: -blank-

Benchmark Agency: U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey

Monumentation type: other (not any of the below)

Monumentation type (if other): Monument

County: St Bernard Parish

USGS 7.5' Topographic Quadrangle Name: Chalmette

Find type: Coordinates and/or to-reach information from the NGS database (or Geocaching's copy of it) were used

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Benchmark Agency (if other): Not listed

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Visit Instructions:
  1. A closeup photo of the mark taken by you is required.
  2. A 'distant' photo including the mark in the view is highly recommended. Include the compass direction you faced when you took the picture.
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