Cottage Plantation

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The Union took over this 1824 mansion during the Civil War, and it is said to be haunted by a local who was held prisoner here. Angus Holt is said to haunt the remains of the house, which burned down in 1960. It is said that for the best chances of spotting his ghost, you should look left from River Road while going south. You can make out ghostly columns rising from the old foundation. It is here that his pale apparition is seen.

Soldiers in blue Union jackets are also seen at the mansion, said to be former patients from when the house was used as a Civil War hospital. There may also be spirits here who were victims of the 1859 steamboat “Princess” explosion nearby.

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River Road
Baton Rouge, LA
United States

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30.356445683933817, -91.23239464311155
East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
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