Site of Spanish Battery, 1779

Site of Spanish Battery, 1779 (HM1NFG)

Location: Baton Rouge, LA 70801 East Baton Rouge Parish
Country: United States of America

N 30° 26.84', W 91° 11.363'

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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.
Placed ByCity Of Baton Rouge
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Date Added Sunday, August 30th, 2015 at 9:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 673855 N 3369747
Decimal Degrees30.44733333, -91.18938333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 26.84', W 91° 11.363'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 26' 50.4" N, 91° 11' 21.78" W
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Area Code(s)225, 337
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-199 Lafayette St, Baton Rouge LA 70801, US
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