Jacksonville in Duval County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Fort Fisher Live Oak
Camp Milton Historic Preserve
Fort Fisher was a major stronghold of the Confederacy. Built on land near the mouth of the Cape Fear River in North Carolina, the fort began to take shape in 1862 under the direction of Colonel William Lamb. Fort Fisher was vital for the blockade runners who kept the Confederacy supplied from nearby Wilmington. It was not until January 15, 1865, that Union attempts to take the fort were successful. The fort was bombarded from both land and sea by Union ships and assaulted on land by more than 3,300 infantry. Once Wilmington fell, Confederate supply lines were cut and the end of the war followed soon after. This tree grew from a seed handpicked from the Fort Fisher Live Oak.
Location. 30° 20.181′ N, 81° 52.005′ 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. Lincoln’s Tomb White Oak (here, next to this marker); Seminary Ridge White Oak (here, next to this marker); Stonewall Jackson Prayer Oak (a few steps from this marker); Robert E. Lee Sycamore (a few steps from this marker); Kennesaw Mountain White Oak (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Selma Live Oak (a few steps from this marker); Shiloh Silver Maple (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. • Forts, Castles • 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 48 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.