Chalmette National Cemetery Virtual Tour

Image of Civil War Grand Army of the Republic monument at Chalmette National Cemetery with American flags around it
This monument at Chalmette National Cemetery was built by the Grand Army of the Republic, the best-known and largest of the association of former Union troops from the Civil War.

In 1882, the Grand Army of the Republic built a monument at Chalmette National Cemetery. Its inscription reads "Dum Tacent Clament"---Latin for "Though Silent, Still Let Them Be Heard." This virtual tour shares a few of the thousands of stories of the men and women buried at the national cemetery, giving a voice to those who can no longer speak.

To hear the tour, call 504-799-0803 (long distance or cell phone charges may apply). Enter the stop number for the stop you want to hear; for example, press 1 to hear stop 1. Press *0 to leave a comment.

  • Tour Stop 1: Charles A. Hamilton, Civil War
  • Tour Stop 2: Benjamin G. Ames, Civil War
  • Tour Stop 3: Henry Dunham, Civil War
  • Tour Stop 4: Lyons Wakeman (Sarah Rosetta Wakeman), Civil War
  • Tour Stop 5: unknown soldier from Tennessee, War of 1812 Battle of New Orleans

To see what you'd see at each tour stop, visit the Chalmette National Cemetery Virtual Tour Photo Gallery below (we are working on correcting the problem so the photo gallery only appears once). Follow the links for a pdf version of the audio tour handout and map and a transcript of the audio tour.

 
 

Last updated: September 9, 2015

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