Battle of the Blankets historical marker

Collection:
Georgia Historical Markers
Title:
Battle of the Blankets historical marker
Creator:
Seibert, David
Date of Original:
1996/2014
Subject:
Historical markers--Georgia--Worth County
Indians of North America--Wars--1600-1750
Location:
United States, Georgia, Worth County, 31.55151, -83.85088
Medium:
photographs
Type:
StillImage
Format:
image/jpeg
Description:
Location: east side of Ga. 300, north of Oakfield
Text of marker: "Battle of the Blankets. 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. 2004.3 Erected by the Georgia Historical Society and the Worth County Historical Society 159.1"
Metadata URL:
https://dlg.usg.edu/record/dlg_ghm_battle-of-the-blankets
Digital Object URL:
http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/do:dlg_ghm_battle-of-the-blankets
Rights Holder:
Please contact markers@davidseibert.com about commercial reproduction and use
Holding Institution:
Digital Library of Georgia
Rights:

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