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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Colonial Days

Ft. Frederica
The remains of the old fort which General Oglethorpe built on St. Simon's Island is a tourist attraction. This is where he lodged his regiment from ca 1836 to 1844. The stories of how Oglethorpe won the War of Jenkin's Ear (the land war with Spain) unfold in the old ruins. England and Spain had an agreement not to trade on one another's soil. However, one trader, Mr. Jenkins, was caught trading in Spain and the result was that his ear was chopped off.  The man was returned to England as an example.  The result was war.  A Spanish settlement was south of Frederica, threatening from St. Augustine, Florida.  Nearby is the marker for the Battle of Bloody Marsh.  More details of this adventure are in "Colonial Georgians" by Jeannette Holland Austin. This book and the colonial records are on Georgia Pioneers

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