Rebellion 1815 - 1816     
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View from the site of the former fort
View from Prospect Bluff on the Appalachicola River, near the ruins of the Negro Fort. The Botany Web Server, University of Tennessee.
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Under the protection of black warriors and British arms, a community began to flourish. Situated just sixty miles from Georgia, the fort attracted upwards of 1,000 black refugees. Fugitives and maroons took up residence in the surrounding fields. By 1816, they were cultivating crops and pastures for forty five miles up and down the river.

"The force of the Negroes was daily increasing, and they felt themselves so strong and secure that they commenced several plantations on the fertile banks of the Apalachicola." -- Commodore Daniel Patterson

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Sources: Williams 96-102, ASPFR 4: 561. ©
Part 1, Early Years: Outline  l  Images
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 Trail Narrative
 + Prologue
 + Background: 1693-1812
 - Early Years: 1832-1838
+ World at Birth
+ Encroaching America
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Andrew Jackson
Negro Fort
First War
+ A New Country
 + War: 1832-1838
 + Exile: 1838-1850
 + Freedom: 1850-1882
 + Legacy & Conclusion