Chalmette National Cemetery - Chalmette LA
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N 29° 56.662 W 089° 59.190
16R E 211732 N 3316373
Quick Description: The Chalmette National Cemetery is located near the Chalmette Battlefield, where the Battle of New Orleans raged in January, 1815.
Location: Louisiana, United States
Date Posted: 2/13/2015 11:30:21 AM
Waymark Code: WMNCEB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
Chalmette national Cemetery is located within the boundary of the Sean Lafitte National Historic Park, part of the US National Park Service.

Over 15,000 veterans and eligible spouses are buried here. Although close to new burials, this cemetery holds the remains of veterans from the War of 1812 to the Vietnam War.

One medal of honor recipient is buried here. A large memorial to the Grand Army of the Republic dominates the southern section of this beautiful and historic cemetery.

From the National Park Service website: (visit link)

"Established in May 1864 as a final resting place for Union soldiers who died in Louisiana during the Civil War, the 15,000 headstones in the cemetery mark the gravesites of veterans of the Spanish-American War, World Wars I and II, and the Vietnam War. Four Americans who fought in the War of 1812 are buried here, though only one of them took part in the Battle of New Orleans. The national cemetery is located on the site of the Battle of New Orleans in 1815, next to Chalmette Battlefield."
Date cemetery was established: May, 1864

Visiting hours:
Dawn to dusk daily

Website pertaining to the cemetery: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
Please submit a photo(s) taken by you of your visit to the location (non-copyrighted photos only). GPS photos are also accepted with the location in the background, and old vacation photos are accepted. If you are not able to provide a photo, then please describe your visit or give a story about the visit.

We would also like to hear about any of your deceased family members who may be laid to rest in the cemetery.
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