Jacksonville in Duval County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battle of Selma Live Oak
Camp Milton Historic Preserve
The Battle of Selma Live Oak tree stood witness to the fall of Selma, Alabama, on April 2, 1865, and the end of the Civil War seven days later. Confederate troops in Selma had braced for an invasion of Union soldiers. In an effort to bring an to end to the Civil War, 14,000 Union cavalry led by General John Harrison Wilson headed toward Selma . The Confederate troops were under the command of General Nathan Bedford Forrest, who, until that time, had not lost a battle. The outnumbered Confederate forces were no match for the Union troops. Selma fell and the war soon ended. This tree is grown from a seed handpicked from the Battle of Selma Live Oak.
Location. 30° 20.187′ N, 81° 51.995′ 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. Kennesaw Mountain White Oak (here, next to this marker); Shiloh Silver Maple Robert E. Lee Sycamore (a few steps from this marker); Appomattox Court House Tulip Poplar (a few steps from this marker); Seminary Ridge White Oak (a few steps from this marker); Lincoln’s Tomb White Oak (a few steps from this marker); Fort Fisher Live Oak (a few steps from this marker); Stonewall Jackson Prayer Oak (a few steps from 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 19, 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 19, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 19, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.