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

Old Arsenal

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August 14, 2015
1. Old Arsenal Marker
Inscription.  This 1835 building's 4½ foot thick walls were designed to protect gunpowder stored inside—and help contain the explosion if that protection failed. It was part of an army post that covered these grounds from 1810 to 1885. The Civil War photo above shows this area just after its recapture from Confederate forces, when many additional federal troops—quartered in tents—supplemented the normal garrison. (Marker Number 7.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1835.
Location. 30° 27.437′ N, 91° 11.101′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. It is in Downtown. Marker can be reached from the intersection of State Capitol Drive and Capitol Access Road, on the left when traveling east. Louisiana Veterans Memorial Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70802, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dedicated To You, A Free Citizen In A Free Land (a few steps from this marker); Louisiana Gold Star Families Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); In Honor of George Washington
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Louisiana National Guard Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Arsenal Museum (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ceremonial Indian Mound (about 400 feet away); Battle of Baton Rouge (1779) (about 400 feet away); Site of the Weiss House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
More about this marker. Marker is number 7 of 10 of a series of walking tour markers on the Louisiana State Capitol grounds.
Old Arsenal Marker image. Click for full size.
August 14, 2015
2. Old Arsenal Marker
Old Arsenal and Marker image. Click for full size.
August 14, 2015
3. Old Arsenal and Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on February 12, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 20, 2015. This page has been viewed 374 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on February 8, 2018, by Kenneth Ramagost of Unknown, Louisiana. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 20, 2015. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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