Historic Markers Across Georgia



A Clash Of Cultures



Marker ID:  
Location: In the Bloody Marsh unit of the Ft. Fredericka National Monument on Demere Rd, Saint Simons Island, GA
County: Glynn
Coordinates: N 31° 09.391    W 081° 22.778
  31.15651666    -81.37963333
Style: Interpretative Sign **
Waymark: WMGP63
A Clash Of Cultures Marker  



Text:

The skirmish at Bloody Marsh was more than a battle. It was a clash of cultures - each vying for control of what is now the southeastern United States.

Soldiers from Hispanic colonies in the New World fought under the Spanish banner, with the help of Indians and emancipated blacks from Florida. British defenders included English and Scottish immigrants and friendly Southeastern Indians. The British coalition fought effectively, and defeated the invading Spanish army of St. Simon Island.

Erected by Fort Frederica National Monument.



 

A Clash Of Cultures

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More information:
New Georgia Encyclopedia: Battle of Bloody Marsh
NPS: Bloody Marsh Unit

 

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