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Baton Rouge

Baton-Rouge, a town in the State of Louisiana, U.S.A., on the left bank of the Mississippi, 120 miles above New Orleans. It was one of the earliest French settlements, and has only within recent years given place to New Orleans for a time (1862-1880) as capital of the State. It possesses a university and many public buildings. Captured by the Federals in the Civil war, it was defended by Williams against the Confederates under Breckenridge in 1862.