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

Fort San Carlos

 
 
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Inscription.  Boom, boom, boom! Cannon fired all day across these grounds on September 21st, 1779, until the British flag finally came down. The Spanish victor's troops included African-Americans, Native-Americans, and French-Acadian refugees, in this, the westernmost battle of the American Revolution. The plan above is of the actual fort that occupied the site. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Location. 30° 27.281′ N, 91° 11.371′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North 3rd Street and Spanish Town Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 900 N 3rd St, 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. A different marker also named Fort San Carlos (a few steps from this marker); The Mississippi River (within shouting distance of this marker); Pentagon Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Pentagon Buildings (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Zachary Taylor
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(about 400 feet away); Zachary Taylor Home Site (about 400 feet away); Ole War Skule (about 500 feet away); Battle Of Baton Rouge, 1862 (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
 
More about this marker. Marker is number 2 of 10 of a series of walking tour markers on the Louisiana State Capitol grounds.
 
Regarding Fort San Carlos. (1779-1794, 1810), Baton Rouge. The French built the first fort here to subdue the local Indians (name and date?), but the British took control in 1764 and built Fort Richmond (1764-1768). Patriot forces took the rebuilt fort in 1778 (Fort New Richmond), but were captured by the British. The fort had an 18-foot wide and nine-foot deep moat, with 13 guns. It was located near present-day Boyd Ave. (Spanish Town Road) and Lafayette Street. The Spanish took the town and fort in 1779, rebuilt it as a new six-pointed star-shaped 16-gun fort, and by 1781 controlled all of West Florida. The English and American settlers rebelled in 1810 and proclaimed the "West Florida Republic" (or "Baton Rouge Republic"). The US took possession one month later. Compiled by Pete Payette - ©2003 American Forts Network
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship,
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study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort New Richmond. Wikipedia (Submitted on August 23, 2015.) 

2. Eastern half of fort San Carlos in bricks with the point of the fort viewable. Google Map showing eastern half of fort San Carlos in bricks with the point of the fort viewable. Center of the fort shows a circle and may imply the dirt fort. (Submitted on October 26, 2018, by Kenneth Ramagost of Unknown, Louisiana.) 

3. Pentagon Barracks. Excavation of Pentagon Barracks and Fort San Carlos with artifacts. (Submitted on March 24, 2019, by Kenneth Ramagost of Unknown, Louisiana.) 

4. W. Florida Republic. History of Fort San Carlos and West Florida Republic (Submitted on March 26, 2019, by Kenneth Ramagost of Unknown, Louisiana.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansForts, CastlesNative AmericansWar, US Revolutionary
 
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By Kenneth Ramagost, September 29, 2018
4. Fort San Carlos Marker
Eastern point of Fort San Carlos. See Google Map link Item 2 for overhead view.
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By Kenneth Ramagost
5. Fort San Carlos Marker
Location of the dirt fort, The Fort of Baron Rouge with respect to Fort San Carlos. Note the dirt fort was located in the parking lot across the River Road from Fort San Carlos. 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. See Google Map link Item 2 for overhead view.
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By Kenneth Ramagost
6. Fort San Carlos Marker
My concept drawings of a side view of the dirt fort Bernardo De Galvez attacked in the Revolutionary War and concept drawing of the boat slips in the dirt fort.
The Fort of Baton Rouge referenced to in the inscription. image. Click for full size.
By Kenneth Ramagost, May 5, 2018
7. The Fort of Baton Rouge referenced to in the inscription.
Fort San Carlos refering "the Fort of Baton Rouge" location image. Click for full size.
By Kenneth Ramagost, March 29, 2018
8. Fort San Carlos refering "the Fort of Baton Rouge" location
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2015. This page has been viewed 785 times since then and 123 times this year. Last updated on March 21, 2019. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 22, 2015.   4. submitted on October 26, 2018, by Kenneth Ramagost of Unknown, Louisiana.   5, 6. submitted on March 21, 2019, by Kenneth Ramagost of Unknown, Louisiana.   7, 8. submitted on September 10, 2018, by Kenneth Ramagost of Unknown, Louisiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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