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Brooklyn in Kings County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Robert E. Lee Tree

 
 
Robert E. Lee Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
1. Robert E. Lee Tree Marker
Inscription.
This tree was planted by
General Robert Edward Lee
while stationed at
Fort Hamilton
from 1842-1847
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The tree has been restored
and this tablet placed upon it
by the New York Chapter
United Daughters of the Confederacy
April 1912

 
Erected 1912 by United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been reported permanently removed. It was located near 40° 36.756′ N, 74° 1.885′ W. Marker was in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker was at the intersection of Fort Hamilton Pkwy and 99th Street, on the right when traveling south on Fort Hamilton Pkwy. Touch for map. Marker was located in front of St. Johnís Episcopal Church. Marker was in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11209, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. The Church of the Generals (was here, next to this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); 12-Inch Naval Gun, Mark V, Model 8 (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Robert E. Lee (about 800 feet
Brooklyn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
2. Brooklyn Marker
The tree and marker are located in front of St. Johnís Episcopal Church in Brooklyn.
away); 12-Pounder “Napoleons”, Model of 1857 (Reproductions) (about 800 feet away); First Resistance to British Arms in NY (about 800 feet away); John J. Carty Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Paul Jones (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Dover Patrol (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.Notable Places
 
St. Johnís Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 1, 2008
3. St. Johnís Episcopal Church
This church, also called "The Church of the Generals," counted among its congregation Generals Robert E. Lee, who was a vestryman, and Stonewall Jackson, who was baptized here in 1849.
St. John's Episcopal Church image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 26, 2017
4. St. John's Episcopal Church
Church closed; building for sale
Robert E. Lee Tree Markers image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 26, 2017
5. Robert E. Lee Tree Markers
Both markers were removed by sawing away the iron railing. An August 17 article in the New York Times shows them being removed, supposedly in response to the violence in Charlottesville VA.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,269 times since then and 113 times this year. Last updated on September 28, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 2, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4, 5. submitted on September 28, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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