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

Civil War Battle of Baton Rouge


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By Cliff Lemoine, June 3, 2011
1. Civil War Battle of Baton Rouge Marker
Inscription.  On August 5, 1862, Confederate Divisions of Generals Charles C. Clark and Donald Ruggles under General John C. Breckinridge attacked Federal forces of General Thomas Williams among the tent camps of the 21st Indiana and 7th Vermont Regiments. Williams was killed near here. His troops fell back to positions nearer the Mississippi River reinforced by Federal gunboats.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 30° 27.058′ N, 91° 10.266′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Laurel Street and North 17th Street, on the right when traveling west on Laurel Street. Located two blocks west of the entrance to Magnolia Cemetery. 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. Magnolia Cemetery (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery (about 800 feet away); The First Cemetery In Baton Rouge (approx. 0.2 miles away); National Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Genl. Philemon Thomas
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Massachusetts Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Yellow Fever Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Baton Rouge National Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2011, by Cliff Lemoine of Bryant, Arkansas. This page has been viewed 1,715 times since then and 9 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 3, 2011, by Cliff Lemoine of Bryant, Arkansas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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Feb. 27, 2021