"Spain had ever considered the English settlement of Georgia as an encroachment on her territory, and had cherished the intention to seize every proper occasion to dislodge the English by force.  With this view, an armament consisting of two thousand men, commanded by Don Antonio di Ridondo, embarked at Havana, under convoy of a strong squadron, and arrived at St. Augustine in May."

In 1739, English forces, with support of Georgia colonists and American Indian allies, fought the invading Spanish armada and halted Spanish expansion in North America, and in the end, without firing a shot.

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