cookieChoices = {};'

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Spanish Arms

Arms of Spain. 

During the time that the Spanish posed a threat to English settlers in the Colony of Georgia, Philip V sat on the throne until 1724 when he relinquished it to his son, but when the son died, Philip resumed his powers. The armada was sent to St. Augustine to occupy the fort there, called "the castle".  Today, when you visit St. Augustine, the stone walls of the castle still stand.  What General Oglethorpe did not understand when he put a seige on the castle was that it had been fortified in the late 1500s and was impossible to attack.  One might say that Oglethorpe's feeble attempts were a joke, albeit, his regiments suffered from fevers and dysentery and Oglethorpe had to be carried back to Ft. Frederica on a Liter.

Follow by Email
Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

Become a member of the Pioneer Families Community, and enjoy the benefits of a network of genealogy experts: including access to all eight websites, books written by renowned Georgia genealogist Jeannette Holland Austin, and personal help with your research for any family in GA, NC, SC, or VA. A full year of membership with all these benefits for less than $13 a month, compared with up to $45 a month at
  7. (Graduates database from ca 1830 to 1925)
  8. (Digitized Wills in counties of: Carter 1794-1830; Jefferson 1802-1810;Johnson 1839-1900;Unicoi 1878-1887; Washington 1779-1800)
SAVE MONEY! Click on Annual Membership button - $150.00 for one year.


No comments: