Chalmette in St. 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
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 and 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. A significant historical date for this entry is January 8, 1868.
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 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 . . . Chalmette Battlefield - Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, Louisiana. National Park Service website entry (Submitted on June 19, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
Additional keywords. Battle of New Orleans, Chalmette Battlefield
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2008, by Bryan Olson of Syracuse, New York. This page has been viewed 4,348 times since then and 80 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.