Burnside Bridge Witness Tree - Sharpsburg MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member HaricotVert_52
N 39° 27.037 W 077° 43.900
18S E 264950 N 4370346
Quick Description: This stately sycamore still stands beside the Burnside Bridge on Antietam Battlefield and saw the battle action on that day in September 1862.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 11/16/2009 5:23:34 PM
Waymark Code: WM7P5P
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Black Dog Trackers
Views: 22

Long Description:
An Alexander Gardner photograph of the Burnside Bridge in the days following the battle in 1862. The tree is young and stands to the left of the bridge in this photo. The rock wall in the foreground also still stands.
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A 1920's photos of a car passing over the Burnside Bridge. The tree can be seen on the right side beside the bridge.
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Historic Event:
Witness to the combat at Burnside Bridge in Sharpsburg, Maryland, during the Battle of Antietam in September 1862.


Year: September 17, 1862

Species: Sycamore

Approximate Age: 150

Location: Sharspburg, Maryland

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