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Civil War Battle of Baton Rouge

August 7, 2021

The Confederate Army was thwarted in its efforts to recapture Baton Rouge from Union forces during The Battle of Baton Rouge, which took place on August 5, 1862, on what is now the grounds of Historic Magnolia Cemetery. For over three decades, the dramatic events of that day have been commemorated in August. Educational displays including funeral memorabilia, civil war artifacts, model ships, period maps and photographs bring details of every day life in to enrich this historic event. 422 North 19th Street, from 9 am. Free. (225)-405-7607.

422 North 19th Street
Baton Rouge


August 7, 2021