Chalmette National AKA Monument Cemetery, Chalmette, St. Bernard, Louisiana, USA


Latitude: 29.9444752, Longitude: -89.9863815 | Click to get directions to Chalmette National AKA Monument Cemetery
Chalmette National AKA Monument Cemetery

Established in May 1864 as a final resting place for Union soldiers who died in Louisiana during the Civil War, Chalmette National Cemetery's more than 14,000 headstones mark the gravesites of veterans of the Spanish-American War, World Wars I and II, and the Vietnam War. Four Americans who fought in the War of 1812 are buried here, though only one of them took part in the Battle of New Orleans. The national cemetery is located on the site of the Battle of New Orleans in 1815, next to Chalmette Battlefield.

Chalmette National Cemetery is located at 8606 West St. Bernard Highway in Chalmette. Gates are open as follows: Tuesday-Saturday, Memorial Day, and Veterans Day 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. On all other federal holidays, gates are open 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Gates are closed on Mardi Gras. Days and hours of operation for the visitor center at Chalmette Battlefield next to the national cemetery can be found on their website. To reach the battlefield visitor center, call 504-281-0510. Links to useful information like maps, public transportation, pets, permits for special uses, etc., are available on their website.

Questions regarding interments at the national cemetery should be directed to the park superintendent's office at 504-589-3882 ext. 108.


 Thumb Description Status Location Name (Died/Buried)
Merrell Wentworth military marker
Merrell Wentworth military marker



Sec 11 Grv 1042

1. Latitude: 29.9416972, Longitude: -89.9878543 
WENTWORTH Merrill C. (d. 18 Jun 1862)
PVT George E. Needham military gravestone
PVT George E. Needham military gravestone



Sec 29, Grave 253

2. Latitude: 29.9444752, Longitude: -89.9863815 
HANNUM John Andrew (d. 25 Jan 1965)