Jacksonville in Duval County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Camp Milton Historic Preserve
On September 17th, 1862, Union General Ambrose E. Burnside’s corps of 12,000 men attempted to cross a 12-foot-wide bridge over Antietam Creek. Georgian sharpshooters took up positions behind trees and boulders on a steep wooded bluff some 100 feet high and overlooking the lower bridge. Greatly outnumbered, the Confederate soldiers drove back several Union advances toward the bridge. The Union troops eventually crossed the 125-foot-long bridge (now known as Burnside Bridge) and continued their advance toward Sharpsburg, Maryland. The day of the battle is known as “the day Antietam Creek ran red’ due to the high number of Union casualties. This tree was grown from a seed handpicked near the site of the bloody battle at Antietam Creek.
Location. 30° 20.188′ N, 81° 51.97′ 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 Robert E. Lee Tulip Popular (here, next to this marker); Arlington National Cemetery Tulip Poplar (here, next to this marker); Chatham House Catalpa (a few steps from this marker); Manassas Mimosa (a few steps from this marker); Robert E. Lee Southern Magnolia (within shouting distance of this marker); Frederick Douglass White Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); Apalachicola Harbor Live Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); Appomattox Court House Tulip Poplar (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
Also see . . . 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 17, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 17, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.