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Battle Of Baton Rouge 1862

N. 3rd. Street, Baton Rouge, LA, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 30° 27' 21.2724", -91° 11' 18.5676"
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.

Last updated: 4/10/2016 15:22:03
Related Themes: C.S.A., Confederate States of America, Confederacy
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