Includes a PDF file with a list of headstones. The national cemetery is located on the site of the Battle of New Orleans in 1815, next to Chalmette Battlefield in Louisiana. Established in May 1864 as a final resting place for Union soldiers who died in Louisiana during the Civil War, the 15,000 headstones in the cemetery mark the gravesites of veterans of the Spanish-American War, World Wars I and II, and the Vietnam War.
This blog was created to promote the historical importance of cemeteries, grave markers, and the family history to be learned from a study of burial customs, burying grounds, and tombstones of Central Florida. This blog is a member of the Association of Graveyard Rabbits.