Battle at Fort New Richmond
John Sykes talked about the Revolutionary War battle of Fort New Richmond that was decided on September 21, 1779, when the British… read more
John Sykes talked about the Revolutionary War battle of Fort New Richmond that was decided on September 21, 1779, when the British surrendered to Spanish forces. He also talked about the Republic of West Florida that resulted. Mr. Sykes spoke at the site of the fort near the Pentagon Barracks on the Mississippi River.
C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2011 LCV Cities Tour” in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on November 27-December 2 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Cox Communications local cable affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on BookTV on C-SPAN2. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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- John C. Sykes Education Manager Louisiana State Museum, Baton Rouge
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