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  • 11/20/19--06:46: The Lone Star School
  • Jerseyville, Illinois.
    The Lone Star School is one of more than 70 one-room schools once located throughout Jersey County. The school was built in 1877 roughly 13 miles west of Jerseyville, near the intersection of Routes 16 and 100. For more than . . .

    (Education) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Jacksonville, Florida.
    Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address was given as part of the dedication ceremony for a soldier’s cemetery. The cemetery was carved from a field at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where armies clashed in 1863 during the Civil War. . . .

    (Horticulture & Forestry • Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Jacksonville, Florida.
    The Harriet Beecher Stowe House was built in 1833 to serve as the residence of Lane Theological Seminary’s president. Harriet Beecher moved to Cincinnati in 1832 with her father, Dr. Lyman Beecher, who had been appointed . . .

    (Horticulture & Forestry • Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/20/19--07:44: Shiloh Silver Maple
  • Jacksonville, Florida.
    In Tennessee during the spring of 1862, the tranquility of the small log church called Shiloh was shattered by the sounds of battle. Cannons rumbled, rifle-shots cracked the air , and peach blossoms from nearby orchards . . .

    (Horticulture & Forestry • Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Jacksonville, Florida.
    The Confederate prison at Andersonville, Georgia was one of the most notorious military prisons in American history. Following the Civil War and under the direction of Congressman William Seward; Clara Barton and Dorrance . . .

    (Horticulture & Forestry • Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/20/19--07:50: Antietam Sycamore
  • Jacksonville, Florida.
    On September 17th, 1862, Union General Ambrose E. Burnside’s corps of 12,000 men attempted to cross a 12-foot-wide bridge over Antietam Creek. Georgian sharpshooters took up positions behind trees and boulders on a steep . . .

    (Horticulture & Forestry • Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/20/19--07:52: Stonewall Jackson Prayer Oak
  • Jacksonville, Florida.
    The Stonewall Jackson prayer oak, still massive despite half of its hugh boughs having died, stands in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. It is believed to have sheltered one of the most famous of all the personalities of . . .

    (Horticulture & Forestry • Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Jacksonville, Florida.
    Robert E. Lee was born at Stratford Hall, Virginia in 1807. He was a career military officer and at one point was superintendent of the West Point Military Academy in New York. On the eve of the Civil War, Lee was offered . . .

    (Horticulture & Forestry • Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/20/19--07:55: Frederick Douglass White Oak
  • Jacksonville, Florida.
    Frederick Douglass was one of the foremost leaders of the abolitionist movement during the years prior to the Civil War. Douglass lived and worked in Rochester, NY for most of his public career. After the close of the Civil . . .

    (African Americans • Horticulture & Forestry • Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/20/19--07:56: Apalachicola Harbor Live Oak
  • Jacksonville, Florida.
    The Apalachicola Harbor Live Oak stands at the site of an important Confederate port, blockaded by Union ships during the Civil War. The port, located southwest of Tallahassee, Florida, was a central shipping point for . . .

    (Horticulture & Forestry • Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/20/19--07:57: Fort Fisher Live Oak
  • Jacksonville, Florida.
    Fort Fisher was a major stronghold of the Confederacy. Built on land near the mouth of the Cape Fear River in North Carolina, the fort began to take shape in 1862 under the direction of Colonel William Lamb. Fort Fisher was . . .

    (Forts, Castles • Horticulture & Forestry • Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/20/19--07:58: Jefferson Davis Live Oak
  • Jacksonville, Florida.
    Jefferson Davis led a fascinating life as a politician who fought to establish the Confederate States of America. After being wounded during the Mexican-American War, Davis served the state of Mississippi in the U.S. . . .

    (Horticulture & Forestry • Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/20/19--08:00: Manassas Mimosa
  • Jacksonville, Florida.
    The Manassas Mimosa stands in northern Virginia at Henry House Hill, scene of two important Civil War battles: the first and second battles of Manassas. The first battle of Manassas, also know as the battle of Bull Run, took . . .

    (Horticulture & Forestry • Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Jacksonville, Florida.
    In Central Virginia, Confederate General Robert E. Lee and Union General Ulysess S. Grant met at Appomattox Court House to discuss the formal terms of surrender. On April 9, 1865 Lee and Grant signed the terms effectively . . .

    (Horticulture & Forestry • Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/20/19--08:04: Battle of Selma Live Oak
  • Jacksonville, Florida.
    The Battle of Selma Live Oak tree stood witness to the fall of Selma, Alabama, on April 2, 1865, and the end of the Civil War seven days later. Confederate troops in Selma had braced for an invasion of Union soldiers. In an . . .

    (Horticulture & Forestry • Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/20/19--08:06: Brompton White Oak
  • Jacksonville, Florida.
    During the Battle of Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862, the famed Washington Artillery of New Orleans was posted around Marye House, known as Brompton. Confederate Colonial J.B. Walton used the house as his home and . . .

    (Horticulture & Forestry • Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/20/19--08:07: Kennesaw Mountain White Oak
  • Jacksonville, Florida.
    The Kennesaw Mountain White Oak stands in a 2,883-acre national park northwest of Atlanta, Georgia. Today, the park commemorates one of the few of the Civil War victories for the Confederate Army during Union General William . . .

    (Horticulture & Forestry • Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    near Havre, Montana.
    A row of thirteen mansard-roofed officer's quarters, flanked by two flat-roofed apartment buildings, defined the north east side of the parade grounds. Ten of the buildings were duplexes, most like this one, designed to . . .

    (Architecture • Forts, Castles) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/20/19--08:33: Dunbar Store
  • Bath Springs, Tennessee.
    (side 1) Dunbar Store, originally called Hermitage, was the center of early settlement here. It served as a store, bar, stagecoach stop, and rest stop for travelers going west. After the Civil War, the bar was no longer . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 11/20/19--08:50: The Battle of Bears Paw
  • Chinook, Montana.
    This battle was fought September 30 to October 5, 1877, on Snake Creek, about 20 miles south of here near the Bears Paw Mountains, where after five days days' siege Chief Joseph, one of five remaining Nez Perce leaders, . . .

    (Native Americans • Wars, US Indian) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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