the cottage

by David November. 20, 2007 7071 views

Standing like silent sentinels, these broken pillars guard over the ashes of the “Old South”. They were part of the “Cottage Plantation”, just a few miles below Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The house was built in 1825 and burned in 1960. Yankee soldiers used it as a hospital during the War Between the States. I suppose there are many unmarked graves in the area. When the soldiers were here, a yellow fever epidemic broke out and it is said that hundreds died. There are many ghosts here.

In 1957, the motion picture “Band of Angels” starring Clark Gable, Yvonne DeCarlo and Sidney Poitier was filmed here.

These pillars were built by the hands of slaves.

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Darren Murray 11 years ago

A fascinating story and great pics as well!

11 years ago Edited
Emily 12 years, 2 months ago

I love these photos and the story behind them, all the history. Now I'll have to find and watch that movie and come back to these.

12 years, 2 months ago Edited
Alexandra Pechabadens 13 years, 2 months ago

Brrrr...Where do you find all that? Great photos and blogs!

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Howard. 13 years, 2 months ago

Very nice photgraphs and a soul-reaching story. Nice work.

13 years, 2 months ago Edited
Brad 13 years, 3 months ago

What an incredible story. I would love to shoot some pics here.
Thanks for sharing these.

13 years, 3 months ago Edited
David Cardona 13 years, 4 months ago

Well done! Thanks for sharing!

13 years, 4 months ago Edited
Abe Jackson 13 years, 4 months ago

My eyes try to find the Spanish Moss

13 years, 4 months ago Edited
Chris 13 years, 5 months ago

Great photoset! And a very interesting story... I really enjoy history, thanks....

13 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jack 13 years, 5 months ago

Good telephoto shots. Interesting history.

13 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jendayee 13 years, 5 months ago

very interesting set and beautiful shots ! Thanks !

13 years, 5 months ago Edited
Miclaud 13 years, 5 months ago

Built by the slaves hands, as many plantation houses in the Caribbean.
Nice pictures and story!

13 years, 5 months ago Edited
Cliff Schroer 13 years, 5 months ago

Impressive set!! Very moving with the back ground you included. Thanks

13 years, 5 months ago Edited
Lisa 13 years, 5 months ago

The pillars are beautiful. What a history they have. Fascinating.

13 years, 5 months ago Edited
Rozariasbanned 13 years, 5 months ago

no way... way... no way! :)

13 years, 5 months ago Edited
Paul Graham 13 years, 5 months ago

fantastic love these

13 years, 5 months ago Edited
Rachel 13 years, 5 months ago

Amazing cottage, and also very good story. :D

13 years, 5 months ago Edited
Lynda 13 years, 5 months ago

So much unresolved history left in this land and these pillars. Thanks for putting them within their historical setting. I like the depth inherent in the composition.

13 years, 5 months ago Edited
Juliett 13 years, 5 months ago

amazin set!!! thanks for sharing!!

13 years, 5 months ago Edited
Tonya 13 years, 5 months ago

Nice story! Great shots!

13 years, 5 months ago Edited
Kim 13 years, 5 months ago

Looks like something out of Europe--which is what I thought before I read your caption. Very haunting pictures.

13 years, 5 months ago Edited
Storytaylor 13 years, 5 months ago

thanks for the information. is incredible the story behind those great stone pieces. great set

13 years, 5 months ago Edited
Peregol 13 years, 5 months ago

Very nice set

13 years, 5 months ago Edited
Sherij 13 years, 5 months ago

Wonderful photos!! The cottage that was!! Nice story..

13 years, 5 months ago Edited
Krystyna Knypl 13 years, 5 months ago

very interesting!

13 years, 5 months ago Edited
Jacki 13 years, 5 months ago

Great set of photos.... almost like a cemetery which is appropriate. Thanks for sharing with the story!

13 years, 5 months ago Edited
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