“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Battle Of Baton Rouge, 1862

Battle Of Baton Rouge 1862 Marker image. Click for full size.
June 17, 2005
1. Battle Of Baton Rouge 1862 Marker
Inscription. On August 3, 1862, Confederate troops from Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana under General John C. Breckinridge attacked from the east in an unsuccessful attempt to dislodge Union forces holding the city. Casualties were heavy, and the Union commander, General Thomas Williams, was killed. Williams' forces, supported by Union gunboats, included men from Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, Maine, Michigan, Indiana, and Wisconsin.
Erected by City Of Baton Rouge.
Location. 30° 27.346′ N, 91° 11.307′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is on North 3rd Street south of State Capitol Drive, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70802, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Baton Rouge (within shouting distance of this marker); Ole War Skule (within shouting distance of this marker); Pentagon Buildings (within shouting distance of this marker); The State Capitol (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pentagon Barracks (about 300 feet away); First Air Mail Flight (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Pentagon Barracks (about 400 feet away); Zachary Taylor (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 18, 2015. This page has been viewed 315 times since then and 52 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 18, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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