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The First Chalmette Monument was the Grand Army of the Republic monument. First Chalmette Monument Photo of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Monument, by George François Mugnier. Undated photo, likely from the 1880s. This monument stands in the Chalmette National Cemetery, on the end closest to the river. The Latin inscription translates to, "While they are silent, they shout." Locals referred to it as the "First Chalmette Monument." The 1907 obelisk claimed the title "Chalmette Monument" upon its completion. Chalmette National Cemetery New Orleanians buried Enslaved Americans, along with troops fighting on both sides of the Southern Rebellion,...
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