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Title Journal Kept By James G. Cooper At Battle Bluff For The Year Of Our Lord 1857.
Object Name Diary
Scope & Content An unpublished Diary by James G. Cooper describing his daily activities at his plantation, Battle Bluff (also called Cooper Bluff), one of the largest in northeast Florida prior to the Civil War. It was located 2 miles south of St Marys and 6 miles west of Fernandina at the junction of the Bell and Jolly rivers. Cooper also had 2 other plantations and was considered one of Florida's largest land holders and slave holders prior to the civil war. (For more detailed information see Pelot Family Genealogy, library GEN COL). The Diary continues through April, 1865, but this copy is missing pp 85 through 116, effectively ending February 3rd, 1862. It does have pp 117 through 119 which were done as postscript additions to the actual Diary.
Catalog Number 2015.053.048
Collection Gene Lasserre Collection
Accession number 2015.053
Caption cooper
Number of images 19
People Cooper, James G.
Pelot
Search Terms Fernandina
history
St. Marys GA
Negroes
Plantations
Civil War
Subjects History
Plantations
Plantation owners
Civil war
Battle Bluff
Cooper Bluff
Classification Historic Sites
Diaries
Slavery
Social & Personal Activity