Jacksonville in Duval County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Andersonville Southern Magnolia
Camp Milton Historic Preserve
The Confederate prison at Andersonville, Georgia was one of the most notorious military prisons in American history. Following the Civil War and under the direction of Congressman William Seward; Clara Barton and Dorrance Atwater, a former prisoner-of-war, led a team to identify mass graves of Union soldiers who died at Andersonville. In 1970, Congress established the Andersonville National Historic site to provide an overall understanding of the Civil War prisoner-of-war story and to commemorate the sacrifices of the soldiers at the site. The trees of Andersonville stand in honor of those who sacrificed their own freedom. This tree is grown from a seed, handpicked from one of Clara Barton’s Southern Magnolias at Andersonville.
Location. 30° 20.199′ N, 81° 51.988′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. Marker can be reached from Halsema Road North 0.4 miles from Old Plank Road, on the right when traveling north. Located within the Camp Milton Historic Preserve. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1225 Halsema Road North, Jacksonville FL 32220, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance Appomattox Court House Tulip Poplar (a few steps from this marker); Brompton White Oak (a few steps from this marker); Shiloh Silver Maple (a few steps from this marker); Manassas Mimosa (a few steps from this marker); Chatham House Catalpa (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Selma Live Oak (a few steps from this marker); Kennesaw Mountain White Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert E. Lee Sweetgum (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
Also see . . .
1. Camp Milton Historic Preserve. Florida Hikes! (Submitted on November 14, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
2. Camp Milton Historic Preserve. City of Jacksonville (Submitted on November 20, 2019.)
Categories. • Horticulture & Forestry • Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil •
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 14, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 36 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 14, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.