Sharpsburg in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Witness to History
As a young tree, the Burnside Sycamore witnessed the battle of Antietam. It still stands more than one hundred fifty years later and remains a favorite landmark for park visitors. You can help preserve and protect this living relic by appreciating it from afar. The fence is here to keep foot traffic from the base of the tree. This will help reduce soil compaction and stream bank erosion that threatens the health of the Burnside Sycamore. Let's do our part to preserve this tree for future generations.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Landmarks. In addition, it is included in the Maryland Civil War Trails series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 17, 1862.
Location. 39° 27.033′ N, 77° 43.883′ W. Marker is in Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from Old Burnside Bridge Road. Marker is located near the east side of Burnside Bridge. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ninth Army Corps (here, next to this marker); Ninth Army Corps (here, next to this marker); Fifty-First New York Infantry (here, next to this marker); Sturgis's Division, Ninth Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Ninth Army Corps (a few steps from this marker); 51st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 2nd Maryland Infantry (a few steps from this marker); "Will You Give Us Our Whiskey?" (within shouting distance of this marker); We Showered the Lead Across that Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); 35th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharpsburg.
Also see . . . Burnside Sycamore Photos. From the Library of Congress' collection. (Submitted on October 1, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 1, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 300 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 1, 2015, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.