What was the Battle of Gully Hole Creek (1742)?

Introduction The Battle of Gully Hole Creek was a battle that took place on 18 July 1742 (new style) between Spanish and British forces in the Province of Georgia, resulting in a victory for the British. Part of a much larger conflict, known as the War of Jenkins’ Ear (see also Invasion of Georgia), the… Read More

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What was the Battle of Bloody Marsh (1742)?

Introduction The Battle of Bloody Marsh took place on 07 July 1742 between Spanish and British forces on St. Simons Island, part of the Province of Georgia, resulting in a victory for the British. Part of the Invasion of Georgia (and the War of Jenkins’ Ear), the battle was for the British fortifications of Fort… Read More

What was the Invasion of Georgia (1742)?

Introduction The 1742 Invasion of Georgia was a military campaign by Spanish forces, based in Florida, which attempted to seize and occupy disputed territory held by the British colony of Georgia. The campaign was part of a larger conflict which became known as the War of Jenkins’ Ear. Local British forces under the command of… Read More