Battle of Baton Rouge re-enactment set for Aug. 2 - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Battle of Baton Rouge re-enactment set for Aug. 2

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Battle of Baton Rouge Re-enactment will take place on Aug. 2 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. under the oaks at the historic Magnolia Cemetery, 422 North 19th Street, in Baton Rouge. 

"This event provides a powerful lesson from history, reliving the 1862 Battle of Baton Rouge on the very grounds on which it was fought," said Trustees Chair Chip Landry.

The program recalls the 1862 Battle of Baton Rouge and honors those who perished, both Union and Confederate. The Foundation for Historical Louisiana, Historic Magnolia Cemetery Board of Trustees, BREC, and Rabenhorst will sponsor the event. 

It will feature a color guard, canon firings, wreath laying, “Taps,” a vocalist and civil war enthusiasts in period dress. Special guest speaker and Civil War historian Robert Seal of Bogalusa will give a short lecture.  

The event is free and open to the public. A tent, chairs, and bottled water will be provided.

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