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This Day in Georgia History

September 29, 1746

Oglethorpe Court Martial Trial Began

In London, the court martial trial of Maj. Gen. James Oglethorpe began. Oglethorpe was suspected of having Jacobite loyalties for his tactics in the campaign against Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1745, and he had been charged with neglecting or disobeying orders in allowing the Jacobites to escape. However, the board of general officers hearing the case acquitted the general of any wrong-doing.

To view a publication on James Oglethorpe, see the Digital Library of Georgia.