Battle of Gully Hole Creek

Battle of Gully Hole Creek (HM7I0)

Location: Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 Glynn County
Country: United States of America

N 31° 13.121', W 81° 23.054'

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During the late morning of July 7, 1742 Georgia Rangers guarding the military road approach to the town of Frederica sighted a force of over 100 Spanish soldiers and their Indian allies. James EdwardOglethorpe, founder of Georgia, quickly organized a force composed of the Highland Independent Company, Rangers and Indian friends and courageously led the assault on the Spanish at a place near this marker.The fighting was fierce and lasted almost an hour as Frederica's defenders routed the invaders. Spanish losses numbered more than one-third of their force. One Spanish captain was killed and another was captured in the intense fighting. Oglethorpe's losses were light. Although the battle was brief, it turned out to be the heaviest fighting on the St. Simons Island campaign. Oglethorpe`s victory settled the question over ownership of this disputed territory between Spain and Great Britain. It also signaled the end of Frederica`s existence since its regiment was disbanded in 1749.
HM NumberHM7I0
Series This marker is part of the Georgia: Georgia Historical Society/Commission series
Marker Number063-42
Year Placed1992
Placed ByGovernor Zell Miller
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Date Added Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 at 10:19am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 463402 N 3453901
Decimal Degrees31.21868333, -81.38423333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 13.121', W 81° 23.054'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 13' 7.26" N, 81° 23' 3.24" W
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Area Code(s)912
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6300 Frederica Rd, Saint Simons Island GA 31522, US
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