Jean Lafitte NHP&P is seeking volunteers to help with our on-going cemetery restoration efforts. Preservation Nation realignment volunteers will learn how to properly use a hoist specifically for the realignment of headstones in the Chalmette National Cemetery. This work will be supervised by a member of the resource management division at all times.
-February 1 - February 8
-April 7- April 20
About Chalmette National 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 15,000 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.