Battle of Bloody Marsh set for November 3

Coinciding with Food Truck Friday, The Battle of Bloody Marsh is a tradition pitting students versus faculty and staff in a tug-o-war match.

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.

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