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James Edward Oglethorpe

Oglethorpe's Regiment of Foot was an infantry regiment of the British Army formed for service in North America during the War of Jenkins' Ear. It was commanded by James Oglethorpe, first Governor of Georgia.[1][2][3]


The raising of the regiment, ranked as the 42nd Regiment of Foot, was authorised in August 1737. The unit formed at Savannah in the following year.[1][3][4]

They took part in the Siege of St Augustine in June and July 1740 and the Battles of Bloody Marsh and Gully Hole Creek near Fort Frederica in July 1742.[1][2][3]

The regiment was disbanded at the end of the conflict on 24 November 1748.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Chartrand, René (2002). Colonial American Troops, 1610-1774, Volume 2. Oxford: Osprey Publishing. p. 18. ISBN 1841764833. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Russell, David Lee (2006). Oglethorpe and Colonial Georgia: A History, 1733-1783. McFarland & Company. pp. 30–35. ISBN 0786422335. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "The Old Forty-Second or Oglethorpe's Regiment of Foot". Colbourn's United Service Magazine, Part III. London: Hurst & Blackett. 1867. pp. 201–212.'s%20regiment%2042nd&pg=PA201#v=onepage&q=oglethorpe's%20&f=false. Retrieved 14 October 2012. 
  4. Lenz, Richard J (2003). Highroad Guide to the Georgia Coast and Okefenokee. John F. Blair. p. 244. ISBN 0895872811. 

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