The Battle of Bloody Marsh

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Includes the battle and what led up to it.

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  • Robert Jenkins' ear was cut off by the Spanish after he was caught raiding their ships, and he showed it off to the lawmakers in the British Parliament.
  • Look what the Spanish have done!
  • This made the British Parliament very angry, making them want revenge against the Spanish- which eventually led to the Blood Marsh battle.
  • How DARE they!
  • In Georgia, James Oglethorpe was told by the British to attack the Spanish in Florida. However, he was having a hard time fighting against the Spaniards- as he had lots of failed attempts.
  • We keep losing!
  • Around midnight on July 7, 1742, the British encountered the Spanish once again, this time at St. Simon's Island. It would be an unbalanced battle, as the Spanish had just about 4,000 more people than the British.
  • Oglethorpe and his men (which included the Highland Scots, colonists, and Native Americans) performed a surprise attack on the Spanish, which helped them win the battle- despite having not as many men.
  • CHARGE!
  • That told the Spanish to stay away! Which indeed they did, as the Battle of the Bloody Marsh was the last major Spanish invasion to the Georgia colony recorded in history.
  • We've won!
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