St. Simons Island in Glynn County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battle of Bloody Marsh
We are resolved not to suffer defeat - we will rather die like Leonidas and his Spartans - if we can but protect Georgia and Carolina and the rest of the Americans from desolation Oglethorpe
Erected on the battlefield of Bloody Marsh - by the Georgia Society of Colonial Dames of America and the Georgia Society of Colonial Wars in memory of the great victory won over the Spainiards on this spot July 7 - 1742
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Erected by Society of Colonial Dames of America, Georgia Society of Colonial Wars.
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Society of Colonial Dames of America marker series.
Location. 31° 9.387′ N, 81° 22.78′ W. Marker is in St. Simons Island, Georgia, in Glynn County. Marker is on Demere Rd. Touch for map. This marker is located in the Blood Marsh Unit of the Fort Fredericka National Monument. The unit is located on Demere Rd., south of Stewart St. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Simons Island GA 31522, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A Clash Of Cultures (within shouting distance of this marker); Demere Road S.S. Oklahoma and Esso Baton Rouge (approx. 0.8 miles away); Retreat Plantation (approx. 1.4 miles away); St. Simons Park (approx. 1˝ miles away); Fort Saint Simons (approx. 1˝ miles away); Delegal's Fort (approx. 1˝ miles away); Old Spanish Garden (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Simons Island.
Regarding Battle of Bloody Marsh. Occupying most of the southeast portion of the island was Kelvin Grove. Its over sixteen hundred acres included the site of Bloody Marsh battlefield, near which stood a beautiful three-story house with a widow's walk that looked out over the ocean. The tract was settled in the 1790s by Thomas Cater, and developed into a prominent estate by South Carolinian James Postell, who married into the Cater family.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The Battle of Gully Hole Creek which occurred earlier in the same day.
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Bloody Marsh (Submitted on October 24, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Wikipedia entry ; War of Jenkins Ear. The battle took place during the War of Jenkins’ Ear, which comes from an incident involving a Spanish officer cutting off one of Robert Jenkins’ ears. (Submitted on October 24, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Military •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 3,072 times since then. Last updated on March 23, 2013, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. 4, 5. submitted on March 23, 2013, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.