Appomattox Manor

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Appomattox Manor was the former plantation owned by Dr. Richard Eppes, which became Union headquarters during the Civil War. Now a restored museum, the manor is said to be haunted by the ghost of a Union soldier. So the story goes, a nurse had been hiding him in the basement wall when the Confederates took over and inspected the home. When they found some of his gear in a storage room, they arrested her. The soldier couldn’t get out of the hiding place on his own, and eventually died there. His body was found during 1953 basement work, and his ghost has been heard scratching at the walls trying to get out.

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Cedar Lane
Hopewell, VA
United States

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37.316772315530265, -77.27736854540126
Nearest Towns:
Hopewell, VA (1.0 mi.)
Enon, VA (2.7 mi.)
Fort Lee, VA (5.8 mi.)
Prince George, VA (6.7 mi.)
Colonial Heights, VA (7.9 mi.)
Pocahontas, VA (8.7 mi.)
Petersburg, VA (9.2 mi.)
Chester, VA (9.4 mi.)
Ettrick, VA (9.9 mi.)
Charles City, VA (11.4 mi.)

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  1. We recently had family pictures taken here, upon reviewing them, there is a photo with 7 orbs in it….the photo is apparently too large to upload, but rather interesting to say the least!

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