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    In a message dated 2/27/02 12:03:31 PM Eastern Standard Time, ... According to Nicholas Historical Record of the Royal Marine Forces, Nichols had on hand, 60
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      In a message dated 2/27/02 12:03:31 PM Eastern Standard Time,
      w_rodes@... writes:


      > LT Col Edward Nichols, 3rd Battalion of Br Marines,Creek Indians,a
      > contingent of Spanish troops,(approx about 600 men) Royal Marines(approx
      > 120 men w/ 1 howitzer, 1 12lb cannon. Naval forces included Comm WH Percy
      > and Hermes, Carron, Anaconda, Sophia and Childers
      >

      According to Nicholas' Historical Record of the Royal Marine Forces, Nichols
      had on hand, 60 Marines, 12 RMA and 108 Indians. Latour in his map of the
      attack on Ft Bowyer shows 600 Indians and 130 Marines with a howitzer and a
      12 pounder. The attack was a failure resulting in the loss of the Hermes.

      The assault had originated from Pensacola which was Spanish territory and was
      being used by the British as a base of operations to influence the Indians.
      However, it does not appear that the Spanish participated in the assault.

      Ed Seufert, LCpl
      1812 Royal Marines
      1st Co/2nd Batt RM



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