26 Replies Latest reply on Oct 23, 2020 9:26 AM by Christopher Faust

    Who was in charge of the Baton Rouge Arsenal in 1863?


      I know that the Union Troops had secured Baton Rouge late in 1862 but recently I discovered a Medal that was given to an officer by the Non- commissioned Officers and Privates of the Baton Rouge Arsenal. The Officer listed on the back of the medal did indeed serve as a member of the XIX Corp during this time. So he was there, he was a First Lt. But what I could not find out was why they gave him this medal. I have since sold the medal to a Interpretive Ranger in the Louisiana Area and it is now part of his collection but I am still interested in anything that anyone may have about the Arsenal and who might have been in charge at this time.