Battle of Bloody Marsh set for November 3
Dating back more than 20 years, the tradition commemorates a significant day for Oglethorpe’s namesake. Founded deep in Georgia’s earliest history, the real Battle of Bloody Marsh occurred in July 1742. The battle took place during a Spanish invasion of present-day Georgia and St. Simons Island. General James Oglethorpe led the British troops to victory to control a road between two British forts on coastal St. Simons Island. The Province of Georgia later claimed the island.