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Photos: Battle of Bloody Marsh commemorates Oglethorpe milestone

Battle of Bloody Marsh 2018

The annual “Battle of Bloody Marsh” is named for the famous 1742 battle in which General Oglethorpe’s forces defeated the Spanish troops in South Georgia.

Each fall, a team of students and a team of faculty and staff meet to do battle …via tug-of-war. Having lost the “battle” for the first time in ages last year, the faculty/staff team was again victorious in 2018. Afterward, the teams met in the Schmidt Recreation Center for a game of kickball, where the students rallied and then beat the faculty as well in a winner-take-all game of rock, paper, scissors.

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