“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Zachary Taylor

Zachary Taylor Marker image. Click for full size.
August 14, 2015
1. Zachary Taylor Marker
To honor
Zachary Taylor
U.S. Army General and twelfth President
of the United States
Known to Americans as
"Old Rough and Ready"
and who lived for a time some 200 yards
southwest of this spot

This marker placed in 1951 by
Camp Louisiana
Woodmen of the World

Erected 1951 by Louisiana Camp Woodmen of the World.
Location. 30° 27.284′ N, 91° 11.3′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is at the intersection of North 3rd Street and Spanish Town Road, on the left when traveling south on North 3rd Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70802, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pentagon Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Ole War Skule (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pentagon Buildings (about 300 feet away); Fort San Carlos (about 400 feet away); Battle Of Baton Rouge, 1862 (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Fort San Carlos (about 400 feet away); LSU Former Campus (about 400 feet away); Huey Long Grave (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Baton Rouge.
Categories. PoliticsWar of 1812War, Mexican-AmericanWars, US Indian
Zachary Taylor Marker image. Click for full size.
August 14, 2015
2. Zachary Taylor Marker
Zachary Taylor image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 9, 2015
3. Zachary Taylor
This 1848 portrait of Zachary Taylor by James Reid Lambdin hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“Throughout his career as a professional soldier Zachary Taylor took no more than a passing, interest in politics. But his victories at the battles of Palo Alto, Monterrey, and Buena Vista during the Mexican War changed all of that. In their wake, this ‘rough and ready’ general became eminently ripe for elective office. Even if Taylor had wanted to, he perhaps could not have stopped the groundswell of determination within the Whig Party to elect him president in 1848.

Upon entering the White House, Taylor declared his intention to bring harmony to the Union. Yet his refusal to placate the South by allowing slavery in some of the new territories acquired during the Mexican war did quite the opposite. Within a year of Taylor's coming to office, the country seemed to be moving toward civil war. Only after his unexpected death in July 1850 did compromise on this divisive issue become possible.” — National Portrait Gallery
Credits. This page originally submitted on . This page has been viewed 247 times since then and 103 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on .   3. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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