Chalmette in Saint Bernard Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
This monument was erected by the State of Louisiana and the United States to commemorate the memorable victory won here by General Andrew Jackson and the men under his command in the Battle of New Orleans, January 8, 1815. The cornerstone was laid on January 8, 1840. Construction of the monument began in 1855 and was carried to a height of 55 feet with funds provided by the State of Louisiana. In 1908 the monument was completed with funds provided by Congress.
In 1894 the state placed the monument and grounds under the custody of the United States Daughters of 1776-1812, who cared for the area until 1929 when the War Department assumed responsibility. The United States Daughters of 1776-1812, thus had continuous custody of the monument and grounds for 35 years, encompassing periods of both state and federal ownership, the state having ceded title to the United States in 1907.
In 1939 the monument and grounds were transferred to the Department of the Interior, and on August 10, 1939, Chalmette National Historical Park was established.
This monument honoring the American victory at Chalmette was proposed by Andrew Jackson in 1840. Work began on a 200 foot obelisk in 1856, but soon halted due to lack of money. Construction began again in 1894 when
A reduced height was necessary for stability, and the 100 foot, 2½ inch monument was completed by the Daughters in 1908 with financial help from the Federal Government.
Erected 1947 by Chalmette Chapter United States Daughters of 1812.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Battlefield Trails - War of 1812, and the United States Daughters of 1812 marker series.
Location. 29° 56.549′ N, 89° 59.651′ W. Marker is in Chalmette, Louisiana, in Saint Bernard Parish. Marker is on Battlefield Road. Click for map. Monument is located inside Chalmette Battlefield. Marker is in this post office area: Chalmette LA 70043, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Chalmette Monument (a few steps from this marker); Battery 4 (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery Four (within shouting distance of this marker); Rodriguez Plantation and Macarty House (within shouting distance of this marker); Rodriguez Canal (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct Redoubt and Battery 1 (about 500 feet away); Chalmet Plantation (about 500 feet away); Batteries Two and Three (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Chalmette.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The Chalmette Battlefield by Markers
Also see . . . National Park Service - Chalmette Battlefield. (Submitted on June 19, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. Battle of New Orleans, Chalmette Battlefield
Categories. • War of 1812 •
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