Once Upon A Picket

By Muriel Tuttle Eden-Paul

Martin Sisters Publishing, LLC

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Copyright © 2012 by Muriel Tuttle Eden-Paul

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Cover Art by Abigail Eden

Illustrated by Muriel T. Eden-Paul


To my mother and In memory of my father.

With heartfelt gratitude to the following: to my husband, Michael and our children for believing, to Elizabeth, Greg and Howard for proof-reading; and to my sister, Abigail for her photography. I am thankful toward the following: Gail, Georgia Volunteer Battalion, The Florida Historical Quarterly, and the Citrus County Chronicle; for the use of accounts relating to the soldiers/militia and archeological progress. Much appreciation goes to the Cooper-Pope family for providing my father with a valuable resource; a copy of Major Cooper’s personal journal. A special thanks goes to the organization: Friends of Fort Cooper for their devoted dedication and continued support for historical legacy.

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