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Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Witness to History

 
 
Witness to History Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
1. Witness to History Marker
Inscription.
As a young tree, the Burnside Sycamore witnessed the battle of Antietam. It still stands more than one hundred fifty years later and remains a favorite landmark for park visitors. You can help preserve and protect this living relic by appreciating it from afar. The fence is here to keep foot traffic from the base of the tree. This will help reduce soil compaction and stream bank erosion that threatens the health of the Burnside Sycamore. Let's do our part to preserve this tree for future generations.
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 39° 27.033′ N, 77° 43.883′ W. Marker is in Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Old Burnside Bridge Road. Click for map. Marker is located near the east side of Burnside Bridge. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ninth Army Corps (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Ninth Army Corps (here, next to this marker); Fifty-First New York Infantry (here, next to this marker); Sturgis's Division, Ninth Army Corps
Witness to History Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
2. Witness to History Marker
(a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Ninth Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); 51st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 2nd Maryland Infantry (a few steps from this marker); We Showered the Lead Across that Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); 35th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Bridge of Destiny (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
Also see . . .  Burnside Sycamore Photos. From the Library of Congress' collection. (Submitted on October 1, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Landmarks
 
Witness to History Marker<br>Burnside Sycamore in Background image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, September 19, 2015
3. Witness to History Marker
Burnside Sycamore in Background
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 169 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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