The converting project of our out-of-print books into e-books continues. Our latest are the two Georgia Marriages and Deaths from Extant Newspapers
volumes. These notices were printed in local Georgia newspapers from 1763 to 1820 (vol. 1), and 1820-1830 (vol. 2), which also includes notices found in the Cherokee Phoenix, issued at New Echota, Cherokee Nation, before the Cherokee removal.
The Men Who Saved Georgia, Oglethorpe's Regiment
is the newest e-book in the British Georgia series. These were the men to served with Gen. Oglethorpe in Georgia from 1738 to 1749, to protect the colony from attacks by land and sea. They fought with him in an abortive attack on St. Augustine and its Spanish garrison in 1740, then withstood Spain’s retaliation in 1742.
His little forts and garrisons from Amelia to St. Simon’s Island faced a flotilla of Spanish War Ships, and Galleys, loaded with more than 3,000 troops. With fewer than 500 men, and no help from the other colonies or the British Navy, the Regiment held on. Creek Indian neighbors came to help.
Gen. Oglethorpe was forced to abandon Fort St. Simon’s, and retreat to Fort Frederica. His only advantage was that the tiny road between the two forts was bordered by heavy woods or swamps. The Highlanders, and the Creeks, held off, then overcame the Spanish in battles at Gulley Hole Swamp, and Bloody Marsh. But the Spanish attack continued; learn how they tuned the tide.
Read the survivors’ letters, and reports, as Georgians with their Indian allies, continued to resist the Spanish attempts to take Georgia. When the Regiment was disbanded in 1739 half the men and their families decided to stay in Georgia and became settlers. You’ll be proud if your ancestor was among them!