Zachary Taylor Home Site
Situated just south of the Pentagon Barracks, this marker indicates the location of President Zachary Taylor's home in Baton Rouge. Known as "Old Rough and Ready" for his disheveled appearance and temperament, Taylor served as president for a short period from March 1849-July 1850, when he died suddenly of a stomach illness. He served for forty years in the Army, serving in the American frontier, commanded U.S. forces against Native Americans and during the Mexican-American War (1846-1848). His skill as a commander and victories during the war, notably at Monterrey and Buena Vista, earned him wide respect in the country.
Backstory and Context
"Zachary Taylor Home Site." The Historical Marker Database. Accessed December 26, 2016. http://www.hmdb.org/Marker.asp?Marker=87824.