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

Site of Spanish Battery, 1779

 
 
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August 14, 2015
1. Site of Spanish Battery, 1779 Marker
Inscription. Behind an orchard on a mound near this site artillerymen under Spanish Governor Bernardo Galvez placed a battery of six cannon and on September 21, 1779, after a three-hour bombardment, forced the surrender of the British fort located about one thousand yards north on the bank of the river.
 
Erected by City Of Baton Rouge.
 
Location. 30° 26.84′ N, 91° 11.363′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Lafayette Street and North Boulevard, on the right when traveling south on Lafayette Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Louisiana's Old State Capitol (a few steps from this marker); Slim Harpo (a few steps from this marker); Old State Capitol (within shouting distance of this marker); The Founding Of Baton Rouge (within shouting distance of this marker); Baton Rouge Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Merci Train (within shouting distance of this marker);
Site of Spanish Battery, 1779 Marker image. Click for full size.
August 14, 2015
2. Site of Spanish Battery, 1779 Marker
Site of Early Gunsmith Shop (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Marcha de Galvez (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2015. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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