Jacksonville in Duval County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Brompton White Oak
Camp Milton Historic Preserve
During the Battle of Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862, the famed Washington Artillery of New Orleans was posted around Marye House, known as Brompton. Confederate Colonial J.B. Walton used the house as his home and headquarters, as he held back seven Union charges. Photos from that date show soldiers resting beneath this tree. Today the home serves as a residence for the president of Mary Washington College. This tree grew from an acorn handpicked from the Brompton White Oak.
Location. 30° 20.206′ N, 81° 51.984′ 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. Andersonville Southern Magnolia (a few steps from this marker); Robert E. Lee Sweetgum (a few steps from this marker); Manassas Mimosa (a few steps from this marker); Appomattox Court House Tulip Poplar Gettysburg American Sycamore (within shouting distance of this marker); Harriet Beecher Stowe White Ash (within shouting distance of this marker); Shiloh Silver Maple (within shouting distance of this marker); Chatham House Catalpa (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 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 37 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.