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

Marcha de Galvez

 
 
Marcha de Galvez Marker image. Click for full size.
November 26, 2010
1. Marcha de Galvez Marker
Inscription. Near this site in 1779, under the leadership of Governor Bernard de Galvez and his aid Oliver Pollock, Spanish regulars, Americans and Louisiana militiamen marched from New Orleans to Baton Rouge to engage the British forces at Fort New Richmond. Their victory destroyed the British hopes of capturing New Orleans and controlling the Mississippi River.

These passages are incorporated into the sculpture:

"What mortal God comes here in His rage, to trouble the peace of my happy banks... To follow me, you left your fields, your loving children and faithful wives...Brave warriors, companions of my glory, it was with your hands, today, that I won my victory."

"The capture of the bluff at Baton Rouge by his Lordship Galvez,"
Julien Poydras, 1779

Speaking of the Battle of Baton Rouge, Bernardo de Galvez bids farewell to the people at the end of his term of office:

"It will always be an incontestable proof of your love for me and a public testimony of my good conduct towards you."
Bernardo de Galvez, 1783

The bronze relief is by Frank Hayden
 
Location. 30° 26.79′ N, 91° 11.313′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker can be reached from North Boulevard west
Marcha de Galvez additional markers image. Click for full size.
November 26, 2010
2. Marcha de Galvez additional markers
The markers read:
Dedicated to the fourth Governor of Spanish Louisiana, 1776-1786, benefactor of the American Colonies during the American Revolution, Victor over the British in West Florida at the Battles of: Manchac, Pensacola, Mobile, Baton Rouge
Loved, respected and held in grateful memory

Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial 1803-2003, “A Patriotís Legacy”, Honoring the American Revolution patriots led by General Bernardo de Galvez, Governor of Louisiana, Presented by Louisiana Society Children of the American Revolution, Louisiana Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Louisiana Society Sons of the American Revolution
of St Louis Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Located in Galvez Plaza park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 North Boulevard, Baton Rouge LA 70802, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Capture Of Baton Rouge by Galvez, 1779 (a few steps from this marker); Site of Early Gunsmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Oliver Pollock (within shouting distance of this marker); Merci Train (within shouting distance of this marker); Repentance Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Baton Rouge Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Old State Capitol (within shouting distance of this marker); The Founding Of Baton Rouge (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marcha de Galvez Sculpture image. Click for full size.
November 26, 2010
3. Marcha de Galvez Sculpture
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2015. This page has been viewed 282 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 9, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
 
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