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Chalmette in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Here We Honor Veterans Who Served Their Country

 
 
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By TeamOHE, December 24, 2018
1. Here We Honor Veterans Who Served Their Country Marker
Inscription.  The United States Congress established this site as a National Cemetery in 1864 for the re-interment of Union soldiers who died in Civil War hospitals and were buried in various nearby locations.
Over 15,000 veterans of American wars and their dependents are buried here. Of these, 6,773 are unknown. A variety of headstones and inscriptions mark the graves. Four veterans of the War of 1812 were re-interred here. Only the unknown veteran fought at the battle of New Orleans. He died on his way home to Tennessee after the war.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the National Cemeteries series list.
 
Location. 29° 56.583′ N, 89° 59.217′ W. Marker is in Chalmette, Louisiana, in St. Bernard Parish. Marker can be reached from Military Cemetery Road. Located in Chalmette National Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Battlefield Rd, Chalmette LA 70043, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Serving Those Who Saved Us (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chalmette National Cemetery
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By TeamOHE, December 24, 2018
2. Here We Honor Veterans Who Served Their Country Marker
(about 700 feet away); Chalmette Plantation (about 700 feet away); The Battle Ends (approx. 0.2 miles away); “Where Has Our Equipment Gone?” (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pakenham's Fall (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Main Attack (approx. 0.2 miles away); Roads and Ditches (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chalmette.
 
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By TeamOHE, December 24, 2018
3. Here We Honor Veterans Who Served Their Country Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 5, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 34 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 5, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.
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