Bloody Marsh Unit

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In 1742, during the War of Jenkins' Ear, English and Spanish forces fought in an encounter later known as the "Battle of Bloody Marsh". The name came from old tales claiming the marsh "ran red with the blood of Spaniards". However, official Spanish records indicate that only seven grenadiers died during this battle.

Due to the efforts of Lt. Patrick Sutherland of the (old) 42nd Regiment of Foot and the Highlanders from Darien, the battle was a British victory, ending the Spanish claim to Georgia.

 
The Bloody Marsh Unit is located on St. Simon's Island, on 11806 Old Demere Road. It is open from
8:30 am to 4:00 pm, 7 days a week, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year's Day.


 
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Location Map for the Bloody Marsh Unit.  Click on map for larger version.

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Last updated: April 16, 2020

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Mailing Address:

Fort Frederica National Monument
6515 Frederica Rd.

St. Simons Island, GA 31522

Phone:

(912) 638-3639 x107

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