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

Chalmette Monument

 
 
Chalmette Monument Marker </b>(Main Marker) image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Olson, May 2007
1. Chalmette Monument Marker (Main Marker)
Inscription.  [Main Marker]:
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.

[Secondary Marker]:
This monument honoring
Chalmette Monument Marker </b>(Seconday Marker) image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Olson, May 2007
2. Chalmette Monument Marker (Seconday Marker)
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 the Louisiana Legislature gave control of the monument to the United States Daughters of 1776 and 1812.

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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker monument is listed in this topic list: War of 1812. In addition, it is included in the Battlefield Trails - War of 1812, the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson, and the United States Daughters of 1812, National Society series lists.
 
Location. 29° 56.549′ N, 89° 59.651′ W. Marker is in Chalmette, Louisiana, in St. Bernard Parish. Marker is on Battlefield Road. Monument is located inside Chalmette Battlefield. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. U.S. Navy (here, next to this marker); Louisiana Militia (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Chalmette Monument (a few steps from
The Chalmette Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Olson, May 2007
3. The Chalmette Monument
this marker); U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Mississippi Militia (within shouting distance of this marker); 7th U.S. Infantry - 44th U.S. Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Marines (within shouting distance of this marker); Kentucky Militia (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map 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
 
The battlefield, as seen from the steps of the monument image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Olson, May 2007
4. The battlefield, as seen from the steps of the monument
Chalmette Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pat Filippone, November 12, 2012
5. Chalmette Monument Marker
Chalmette Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Pat Filippone, November 12, 2012
6. Chalmette Monument Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2017. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2008, by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York. This page has been viewed 4,211 times since then and 30 times this year. Last updated on September 6, 2012, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 15, 2008, by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York.   5, 6. submitted on April 21, 2015, by Pat Filippone of Stockton, California. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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