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Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Battle Of Baton Rouge (1779)

 
 
1779 Battle Of Baton Rouge Memorial image. Click for full size.
August 14, 2015
1. 1779 Battle Of Baton Rouge Memorial
Inscription.
To honor and commemorate
the men who fought in the Battle of Baton Rouge
in the War of the American Revolution
September 1779
Which was the only battle of this war
fought outside of the original Thirteen Colonies.

Placed by the Baton Rouge Chapter of the
Daughters of the American Revolution
1940
(second plaque)
The Stone supporting this plaque was taken from the original Arsenal Building.

Presented by the Baton Rouge Marble Works

 
Erected 1940 by Baton Rouge Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 30° 27.501′ N, 91° 11.095′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker can be reached from Capitol Lake Drive west of Capitol Access Road (Route 3045), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in Louisiana Veterans Memorial Park. 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. Ceremonial Indian Mound (here, next to this marker); In Honor of George Washington
1779 Battle Of Baton Rouge Memorial image. Click for full size.
August 14, 2015
2. 1779 Battle Of Baton Rouge Memorial
(within shouting distance of this marker); Dedicated To You, A Free Citizen In A Free Land (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Arsenal (about 400 feet away); Louisiana Gold Star Families Memorial (about 500 feet away); Arsenal Museum (about 600 feet away); Louisiana State Capitol (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of the Weiss House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Location of the dirt fort (The Fort of Baton Rouge) Bernatdo De Galvez attacked in 1799.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Baton Rouge 1779. Video reviewing the Battle of Baton Rouge (Submitted on January 22, 2018, by Kenneth Ramagost of Unknown, Louisiana.) 

2. Map. Google Map showing eastern half of Fort San Carlos recreated with bricks and the fort's eastern point viewable. Center of the fort shows a circle and may imply the dirt fort which was actually located at the present parking lot across the River Road from Fort San Carlos. (Submitted on March 16, 2019, by Kenneth Ramagost of Unknown, Louisiana.)
1779 Battle Of Baton Rouge Memorial image. Click for full size.
August 14, 2015
3. 1779 Battle Of Baton Rouge Memorial
 
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
1779 Battle Of Baton Rouge Memorial image. Click for full size.
August 14, 2015
4. 1779 Battle Of Baton Rouge Memorial
Battle Of Baton Rouge (1779) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kenneth Ramagost, April 22, 2018
5. Battle Of Baton Rouge (1779) Marker
Left Cannon Serial Number
Battle Of Baton Rouge (1779) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kenneth Ramagost, April 22, 2018
6. Battle Of Baton Rouge (1779) Marker
Right Cannon Serial Number
1779 Battle Of Baton Rouge Memorial image. Click for full size.
August 14, 2015
7. 1779 Battle Of Baton Rouge Memorial
1779 Battle Of Baton Rouge Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Kenneth Ramagost, circa January 2011
8. 1779 Battle Of Baton Rouge Memorial
Battle Of Baton Rouge (1779) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kenneth Ramagost
9. Battle Of Baton Rouge (1779) Marker
Drawing of the dirt fort (The Fort Of Baton Rouge) that Bernardo De Galvez attacked in 1779 and Fort San Carlos later built. The dirt fort was located on a bluff overlookig the Mississippi River and below the present Pentagon Barracks. It was at the present day parking lot across the River Road from Fort San Carlos. See Google Map link Item 3 for overhead view.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2015. This page has been viewed 563 times since then and 46 times this year. Last updated on March 16, 2019. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 20, 2015.   5, 6. submitted on May 7, 2018, by Kenneth Ramagost of Unknown, Louisiana.   7. submitted on August 20, 2015.   8. submitted on January 21, 2018, by Kenneth Ramagost of Unknown, Louisiana.   9. submitted on March 16, 2019, by Kenneth Ramagost of Unknown, Louisiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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