Cruise of the U.S. Flag-Ship Hartford – From the Personal Journal of Wm. C. Holton

May 9th. Arrived at Baton Rouge in the afternoon, where we found the Brooklyn and Iroquois. This city is the capital of Louisiana, and a very pleasant place, with some four or five thousand inhabitants. The capitol is a beautiful building; also an asylum for the insane. There are also here the state prison and U. S. Arsenal. The city is elevated some twenty feet above the river, and the buildings roofed with slate.

Cruise of the U.S. Flag-Ship Hartford–Wm. C. Holton

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