Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Federal soldiers killed in the Battle of Baton Rouge, August 5, 1862, were buried on this site which became a National Cemetery in 1867. Among soldiers buried here is General Philemon Thomas, remembered for his attack on the Spanish fort at Baton Rouge in 1810, which established the West Florida Republic.
Erected by City of Baton Rouge.
Location. 30° 26.959′ N, 91° 10.152′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is on North 19th Street north of Convention Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 220 N 19th St, Baton Rouge LA 70806, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Massachusetts Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Yellow Fever Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Magnolia Cemetery (about 600 feet away); Civil War Battle of Baton Rouge (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); The First Cemetery In Baton Rouge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Civil War Battle (approx. 0.4 miles away); Baton Rouge High School (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
Also see . . . Baton Rouge National Cemetery. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Submitted on August 16, 2015.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2015. This page has been viewed 242 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 15, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.