Chalmette Unit of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park Historic District (NRIS 66000889)
6 mi. S of New Orleans,
Louisiana. County/parish: St. Bernard.
Park name: Jean Lafitte.
4 contributing buildings.
8 contributing sites.
2 contributing objects.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
October 15, 1966.
Also known as:
- Chalmette National Historical Park
- Chalmette National Cemetery
- Chalmette National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located within Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve in Chalmette, Louisiana. The cemetery is a 17.5-acre (7.1 ha) graveyard adjacent to the site that was once the battleground of the Battle of New Orleans, at the end of the War of 1812.
Though now closed to new interments, it is the final resting place of over 15,300 veterans and casualties of American military campaigns from the Civil War to the Vietnam War. There are only four graves of War of 1812 soldiers, one of whom was at the Battle of New Orleans.
Otherwise, this cemetery has only one British seaman of Royal Navy war dead burial in World War II. (read more...)
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/66000889