Jacksonville in Duval County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Gettysburg American Sycamore
Camp Milton Historical Preserve
Three old sycamore trees on Baltimore Street in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, withstood the crossfire of two armies that battled for three days. After the famous Civil War battle, Gettysburg was in shambles. More than 51,000 causalities were crowded into every available building. The situation was so desperate that Pennsylvania Governor Andrew Curin purchased land for a proper burial ground for the Union dead. The cemetery was dedicated on November 19, 1863. Trying to sort out the carnage that had occurred, President Abraham Lincoln spoke about the sacrifices of the dead as inspiration for the living. The three Gettysburg American Sycamore trees that lined Lincoln’s route to the cemetery remain a vibrant, living memorial to the ideas expressed in Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. This tree is grown from a seed handpicked from one of Gettysburg American Sycamore trees.
Location. 30° 20.214′ N, 81° 51.969′ 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. Located within 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. Harriet Beecher Stowe White Ash (here, next to this marker); Booker T. Washington Sycamore (a few steps from this marker); Robert E. Lee Sweetgum (a few steps from this marker); Ulysses S. Grant Sycamore (a few steps from this marker); Battery Park Live Oak (a few steps from this marker); Frederick Douglass White Oak (a few steps from this marker); Apalachicola Harbor Live Oak (a few steps from this marker); Manassas Mimosa (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
Categories. • Horticulture & Forestry • Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil •
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 33 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 26, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.