Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Marcha de Galvez
Near this site in 1779, under the leadership of Governor Bernardo de Galvez and his aid Oliver Pollock, Spanish regulars, Americans and Louisiana militiamen marched from New Orleans to Baton Rouge to engage the British forces at Fort New Richmond. Their victory destroyed the British hopes of capturing New Orleans and controlling the Mississippi River.
These passages are incorporated into the sculpture:
"What mortal God comes here in His rage, to trouble the peace of my happy banks... To follow me, you left your fields, your loving children and faithful wives...Brave warriors, companions of my glory, it was with your hands, today, that I won my victory."
"The capture of the bluff at Baton Rouge by his Lordship Galvez,"
Julien Poydras, 1779
Speaking of the Battle of Baton Rouge, Bernardo de Galvez bids farewell to the people at the end of his term of office:
"It will always be an incontestable proof of your love for me and a public testimony of my good conduct towards you."
Bernardo de Galvez, 1783
The bronze relief is by Frank Hayden
Location. 30° 26.79′ N, 91° 11.313′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker can be reached from North Boulevard Touch for map. Located in Galvez Plaza park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge LA 70802, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Capture of Baton Rouge by Galvez, 1779 (a few steps from this marker); Old State Capitol (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Early Gunsmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of Baton Rouge (within shouting distance of this marker); Oliver Pollock (within shouting distance of this marker); Merci Train (within shouting distance of this marker); Repentance Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Baton Rouge Confederate Monument (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Forts, Castles • Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Revolutionary •
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