Historic Markers Across Georgia



Battle of 1702



Marker ID: GHM 043-1
Location: Ga 97N just south of Ga 311 intersection in Bainbridge
County: Decatur
Coordinates: N 30° 54.746    W 084° 34.038
  30.912433    -84.5673
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM76XX
Battle of 1702 Marker
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Text:

In this vicinity was fought the Flint Battle of 1702 between the English under Capt. Antonio with Creek allies from Achito (near Columbus) and the Spaniards under Capt. Francisco Romo Uriza with 800 Indians from Bacuqua (north of Tallahassee). In a battle at daybreak by a ruse the English defeated the Spaniards, illing or capturing 600.

This battle was a prelude to Queen Anne´s War and the first blow for control of the Mississippi valley by the English. It ended the advance of the Spaniards up the Chattahoochee and Flint valleys and France´s ambitions in Alabama.

GHM 043-1 GEORGIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION 1953



 

 

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