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

Battle of the Plains Store

1863

 
 
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March 25, 2016
1. Battle of the Plains Store Marker
Inscription.  On May 21, 1863, a two-story building near this site housing Young’s store and the Plains Masonic Lodge was the center of a battle between Colonel William R. Miles’ Legion comprised of Confederate troops from Louisiana and units of General C.C. Augur’s division of Union forces advancing on Port Hudson. Casualties: Union, 100; Confederate, 89.
 
Erected by City of Baton Rouge.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 30° 41.441′ N, 91° 12.342′ W. Marker is in Zachary, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Old Scenic Highway (State Highway 964) and Plains-Port Hudson Road, on the right when traveling north on Old Scenic Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Zachary LA 70791, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Bartram Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); The First West Florida Convention, 1810 (approx. 2.4 miles away); Port Hudson Siege (approx. 2.6 miles away); Linwood
Battle of the Plains Store Marker image. Click for full size.
March 25, 2016
2. Battle of the Plains Store Marker
(approx. 2.9 miles away); Siege of Port Hudson, 1863 (approx. 3.7 miles away); U.S. Navy 32 Pounder Gun (approx. 4 miles away); U.S. Navy 8 - Inch Shell Gun (approx. 4 miles away); Bank of Slaughter (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Zachary.
 
More about this marker. Located under a large oak tree. Was difficult to locate
 
Also see . . .  Battle of the Plains - Wikipedia. (Submitted on April 1, 2016.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 29, 2016. This page has been viewed 442 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on March 31, 2016. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 29, 2016. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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