Forgotten history. That is the "Surrender Table" on which the American and French negotiated terms of surrender with the English during the Revolutionary War. Currently at Elsing Green Plantation in middle-of-nowhere Virginia. Shouldn't it be on prominent display at the Smithsonian!?
This historic place may be a beautiful wedding venue, but it has a very ugly an gruesome past! It was used as a hospital to one of the deadliest wars in American History and still has the permanent blood stains on the floors! Carnton Plantation, Franklin TN
Drayton Hall is an 18th century Southern Plantation mansion located in the "Lowcountry" on the Ashley River ~ about 15 miles northwest of Charleston, South Carolina. It is an outstanding example of Palladian architecture, and the only plantation house on the Ashley River to survive intact through both the Revolutionary and Civil wars. It is a National Historic Landmark.
"The Hermitage Plantation" -- [Famous plantation & estate of the Henry McAlpin family since 1819. Present mansion built 1830 - plantation settled 1783 & consists of over 400 acres along Savannah River front. It is probably the most famous & representative of an ante-bellum plantation in the South.]~[Photograph courtesy of royal_sports_club - October 23 2008]'h4d-133.2012'