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Frogmore Cotton Plantation and Gins

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Louisiana

11656 U.S. HWY 84
Frogmore, LA 71334, USA

Website: www.frogmoreplantation.com

Frogmore is an antebellum and modern, working cotton plantation with twenty historic buildings, including a steam cotton gin and computerized gin. Individuals or groups may take three tours while visiting: the historical cotton and slave culture tour; modern plantation & computerized gin tour; and a Civil War tour. Groups may optionally add live music to the tours, and an introductory power point details the events causing the war. Frogmore was the site of encampment and skirmish for 1,776 Union troops led by Col. Bernard Farrar, including the Illinois infantry and heavy artillery. Text includes effects of federal army occupation on area plantations, discussion of Union alliances in the Natchez District, the federal corral/refuge camp in Natchez for freed slaves, confederate guerilla activity against planters, area colored troop info along with effects on plantation crops, gins, owners, slaves, and slave uprisings.