Jacksonville in Duval County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Robert E. Lee Southern Magnolia
Camp Milton Historic Preserve
Robert E. Lee was born at Stratford Hall, Virginia in 1807. He was a career military officer and at one point was superintendent of the West Point Military Academy in New York. On the eve of the Civil War, Lee was offered the command of the Union Army by Secretary Francis Blair. There was little doubt as to Lee’s sentiments. He was opposed to secession and considered slavery evil. In the end, he felt he could not take part in an invasion of the South. In June 1862, Lee became commander of the Army of Northern Virginia. After the war, Lee became president of Washington College (now Washington & Lee University) in Lexington, Virginia. He died there in 1870.
Location. 30° 20.196′ N, 81° 51.958′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. Marker can be reached from Halsema Road North 0.4 miles north of 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 of this marker. Gettysburg Address Honeylocust (a few steps from this marker); Frederick Douglass White Oak Apalachicola Harbor Live Oak (a few steps from this marker); Arlington National Cemetery Tulip Poplar (a few steps from this marker); Battery Park Live Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); Antietam Sycamore (within shouting distance of this marker); Ulysses S. Grant Sycamore (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert E. Lee Tulip Popular (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.)
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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 42 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.