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Robert E. Lee Sweetgum

Camp Milton Historical Preserve

 
 
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By Brandon D Cross, November 11, 2019
1. Robert E. Lee Sweetgum Marker
Inscription.  
General Robert E. Lee was the brilliant Confederate leader whose military genius was probably the greatest single factor in keeping the Confederacy alive through the four years of the Civil War. Lee came from a distinguished family. His Virginia birthplace and ancestral home, Stratford Hall, saw four generations of Lee’s, including Richard Henry Lee and Francis “Lightfoot” Lee, the only brothers to sign the Declaration of Independence. The Robert E. Lee Sweetgum tree still towers against the sky at this Virginia landmark. This tree is grown from a seed handpicked from the Robert E. Lee Sweetgum.
 
Location. 30° 20.211′ N, 81° 51.977′ 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 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. Gettysburg American Sycamore (a few steps from this marker); Harriet Beecher Stowe White Ash (a few steps from this
Robert E. Lee Sweetgum Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, November 11, 2019
2. Robert E. Lee Sweetgum Marker
marker); Brompton White Oak (a few steps from this marker); Manassas Mimosa (a few steps from this marker); Booker T. Washington Sycamore (a few steps from this marker); Frederick Douglass White Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); Apalachicola Harbor Live Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); Andersonville Southern Magnolia (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jacksonville.
 
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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 36 times since then and 2 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.
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