Battle of the Blankets

Battle of the Blankets (HM5PP)

Location: Oakfield, GA 31772 Worth County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 47.863', W 83° 57.447'

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In 1702 a decisive battle took place along the nearby Flint River. Nine hundred Apalachees, in league with the Spanish, fought here against English traders and five hundred of their Creek allies. Forewarned of an impending attack, the Creeks arranged empty sleeping blankets by their campfires and hid in the surrounding woods. The Spanish Apalachees attacked at dawn, firing into the blankets, but before they could reload their muskets, were themselves attacked by the Creeks. The Battle of the Blankets diminished Spanish influence in North America and served as a prelude to Queen Anne's War.
HM NumberHM5PP
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number159-1
Year Placed2004
Placed ByGeorgia Historical Society and the Worth County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 6:58pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 219985 N 3521824
Decimal Degrees31.79771667, -83.95745000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 47.863', W 83° 57.447'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 47' 51.78" N, 83° 57' 26.82" W
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Area Code(s)229
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5000 GA-300, Oakfield GA 31772, US
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