Marcha De Galvez

Marcha De Galvez (HM1LOF)

Location: Baton Rouge, LA 70801 East Baton Rouge Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 26.79', W 91° 11.313'

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Near this site in 1779, under the leadership of Governor Bernard de Galvez and his aid Oliver Pollock, Spanish regulars, Americans and Louisiana militiamen marched from New Orleans to Baton Rouge to engage the British forces at Fort New Richmond. Their victory destroyed the British hopes of capturing New Orleans and controlling the Mississippi River.

These passages are incorporated into the sculpture:

"What mortal God comes here in His rage, to trouble the peace of my happy banks... To follow me, you left your fields, your loving children and faithful wives...Brave warriors, companions of my glory, it was with your hands, today, that I won my victory."

"The capture of the bluff at Baton Rouge by his Lordship Galvez,"
Julien Poydras, 1779

Speaking of the Battle of Baton Rouge, Bernardo deGalvez bids farewell to the people at the end of his term of office:

"It will always be an incontestable proof of your love for me and a public testimony of my good conduct towards you."
Bernardo de Galvez, 1783

The bronze relief is by Frank Hayden
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Date Added Friday, July 10th, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 673936 N 3369656
Decimal Degrees30.44650000, -91.18855000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 26.79', W 91° 11.313'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 26' 47.4" N, 91° 11' 18.78" W
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Area Code(s)225, 337
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 North Blvd, Baton Rouge LA 70801, US
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