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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. Located in 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
1779 Battle Of Baton Rouge Memorial image. Click for full size.
August 14, 2015
2. 1779 Battle Of Baton Rouge Memorial
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ceremonial Indian Mound (here, next to this marker); In Honor of George Washington (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) Bernardo 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.) 

3. The American Revolutionary War 1779 and Louisiana's Militia.
1779 Battle Of Baton Rouge Memorial image. Click for full size.
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3. 1779 Battle Of Baton Rouge Memorial
Write up on the newly discovered drawing in 2018 of the Fort of Baton Rouge, AKA Fort New Richmond. Louisiana archaeologist approving the discovery is included in the write up. Second Title: Spain was the exclusive Empire in this War and a Militia of Cajuns, Islenos, Indians and Free Blacks were commanded by Faithful American Helper Bernardo De Galvez. Spain's Commander, Chief and Marshall Galvez's March was ignited in present day White Castle/Iberville Parish locations. (Submitted on September 29, 2019, by Kenneth Ramagost of Unknown, Louisiana.) 
 
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
American Civil War fought in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, on August 5, 1862 image. Click for full size.
By Kenneth Ramagost, April 22, 2018
5. American Civil War fought in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, on August 5, 1862
Left Cannon Serial Number
American Civil War fought in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, on August 5, 1862 image. Click for full size.
By Kenneth Ramagost, April 22, 2018
6. American Civil War fought in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, on August 5, 1862
Right Cannon Serial Number
Battle Of Baton Rouge (1779) Mississippi River view of the dirt fort image. Click for full size.
By Kenneth Ramagost
7. Battle Of Baton Rouge (1779) Mississippi River view of the dirt fort
An example of an Historical marker for the Fort of Baton Rouge which was a dirt fort and is in the parking lot across the Mississippi River Road from Fort San Carlos, drawings of the dirt fort were newly discovered in 2018. See link in write up for references.
America's Shield of Protection by Spain image. Click for full size.
By Kenneth Ramagost
8. America's Shield of Protection by Spain
1779 Battle Of Baton Rouge Memorial image. Click for full size.
August 14, 2015
9. 1779 Battle Of Baton Rouge Memorial
American Civil War fought in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, on August 5, 1862 image. Click for full size.
By Kenneth Ramagost, circa January 2011
10. American Civil War fought in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, on August 5, 1862
Battle Of Baton Rouge (1779) dirt fort image. Click for full size.
By Kenneth Ramagost
11. Battle Of Baton Rouge (1779) dirt fort
Location of the dirt fort, The Fort of Baron Rouge. Note the dirt fort was located in the parking lot across the River Road from Fort San Carlos and faced the Mississippi River. The dirt fort is overlaid on Fort San Carlos and the right walkways to the Mississippi River were matched in the blue square for magnitude scaling and location of both forts.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2015. This page has been viewed 765 times since then and 248 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, 8. submitted on September 29, 2019, by Kenneth Ramagost of Unknown, Louisiana.   9. submitted on August 20, 2015.   10. submitted on January 21, 2018, by Kenneth Ramagost of Unknown, Louisiana.   11. submitted on March 27, 2019, by Kenneth Ramagost of Unknown, Louisiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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