Jacksonville in Duval County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Ulysses S. Grant Sycamore
Camp Milton Historic Preserve
Ulysses S. Grant, 18th president, Republican , was born at Point Pleasant, Ohio, on April 27, 1822. His father, a tanner, moved the family to Georgetown, Ohio. Grant entered West Point in 1839 and later served in the Mexican-American War. His military fame came later during the Civil War when, in 1864, following a bloody campaign, he crossed the James River and laid siege on the vital railroad center of Petersburg, Virginia. The siege lasted nine months and was the longest military operation of the war. This tree grew from a seed handpicked from the Ulysses S. Grant Sycamore.
Location. 30° 20.209′ N, 81° 51.957′ W. Marker is in Jacksonville, Florida, in Duval County. Marker can be reached from Halsema Road North 0.4 miles from Road 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. Battery Park Live Oak (here, next to this marker); Booker T. Washington Sycamore (a few steps from this marker); Gettysburg Address Honeylocust Frederick Douglass White Oak (a few steps from this marker); Apalachicola Harbor Live Oak (a few steps from this marker); Gettysburg American Sycamore (a few steps from this marker); Harriet Beecher Stowe White Ash (a few steps from this marker); Robert E. Lee Southern Magnolia (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 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.