The 234th Anniversary of the
1779 American Revolutionary War's
Battle of Baton Rouge

British surrender of fortification along the Mississippi River at Baton Rouge, September 21, 1779
British surrender of fortification along the Mississippi River at Baton Rouge, September 21, 1779

12:30 p.m. Saturday Sept. 21
Capitol Park Museum and Capitol Park Welcome Center

The Louisiana Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, the Capitol Park Museum and the Capitol Park Welcome Center are hosting a commemorative program honoring the American Revolutionary War's Battle of Baton Rouge, which took place on September 21, 1779. The watershed battle expelled the British from Louisiana and the Mississippi River. Spanish Governor General Bernardo de Galvez, with an army of 1,427 combatants, including French and Spanish settlers, Indians and African-Americans, captured the British Fort in Baton Rouge in an early morning bombardment. This gave free passage of supplies on the Mississippi River to General George Washington.

Join us for a tour of the Louisiana at War gallery from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and then to the Fort San Carlos site for the program at 12:30 p.m.

The Fort San Carlos site is located between the Capitol Park Welcome Center and the Pentagon Barracks, Spanish Town Road at North 3rd St.

The Capitol Park Museum is located at 660 N. Fourth St.

For more information, call 225.342.5428 or email LSMBR.info@crt.la.gov.


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