Jacksonville in Duval County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Chatham House Catalpa
Camp Melton Historic Preserve
Two Catalpas, gnarled with age, stand on the lawn of the imposing brick mansion called Chatham that served as the Union headquarters during the bloody battle at Fredericksburg, Virginia, in December 1862. Union General Ambrose Burnside camped his 13,000-man Army of the Potomac near Chatham on Stafford Heights, a bluff above the Rappahannock River. This tree grew from a seed picked from the Chatham House Catalpa.
Location. 30° 20.191′ N, 81° 51.976′ 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. Antietam Sycamore (a few steps from this marker); Robert E. Lee Tulip Popular (a few steps from this marker); Manassas Mimosa (a few steps from this marker); Arlington National Cemetery Tulip Poplar (a few steps from this marker); Appomattox Court House Tulip Poplar Andersonville Southern Magnolia (a few steps from this marker); Shiloh Silver Maple (within shouting distance of this marker); Frederick Douglass White Oak (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 21, 2019.)
Categories. • Horticulture & Forestry • Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil •
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 20, 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 20, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.