Battle of Baton Rouge (1862)

Battle Of Baton Rouge (1862)

Coordinates: 30°27′04″N 91°10′03″W / 30.4510°N 91.1676°W / 30.4510; -91.1676

Battle of Baton Rouge
Part of the American Civil War

A line engraving of the battle published in Harper's Weekly, 1862
Date August 5, 1862 (1862-08-05)
Location Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Result Union victory
Belligerents
United States (Union) CSA (Confederacy)
Commanders and leaders
Thomas Williams†
Thomas W. Cahill
John C. Breckinridge
Charles W. Read
Strength
2,500 2,600
Casualties and losses
371 killed, wounded and missing 478 killed, wounded and missing
Lower Seaboard Theater
  • Fort Sumter
  • USS St. Lawrence
  • Head of Passes
  • Santa Rosa Island
  • Port Royal
  • Fort Pulaski
  • Forts Jackson and St. Philip
  • New Orleans
  • Secessionville
  • Simmon's Bluff
  • Tampa
  • Baton Rouge
  • 1st Donaldsonville
  • St. John's Bluff
  • Georgia Landing
  • 1st Fort McAllister
  • Fort Bisland
  • Irish Bend
  • Vermillion Bayou
  • 1st Charleston Harbor
  • Wassaw Sound
  • 1st Fort Wagner
  • Grimball's Landing
  • 2nd Fort Wagner
  • 2nd Charleston Harbor
  • 2nd Fort Sumter
  • Plains Store
  • Port Hudson
  • LaFourche Crossing
  • 2nd Donaldsonville
  • Kock's Plantation
  • Stirling's Plantation
  • USS New Ironsides
  • Fort Brooke
  • Gainesville
  • Olustee
  • USS Housatonic
  • Natural Bridge
Operations Against Baton Rouge
  • Baton Rouge
  • 1st Donaldsonville

The Battle of Baton Rouge was a ground and naval battle in the American Civil War fought in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, on August 5, 1862. The Union victory halted Confederate attempts to recapture the capital city of Louisiana.

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