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1388Re: [TalkAntietam] Interrogating a witness tree

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  • Brian Morris
    Jun 30, 2004
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      I might be wrong on that. Looking at the pictures that I took of the bridge
      and that tree from my trip last April, the tree definately looks much older
      than I remember and how it looks in the photo on the website.


      > Found this website recently that purports to show witness trees to certain
      > Civil War battles. Some I know are correct such as the Baltimore St.
      > Sycamores and Locust tree in the Cemetery in Gettysburg but the website
      > makes claims about the White Oaks at the Copse of Trees which I know are
      > old enough to be witness trees.
      > http://www.bivouacbooks.com/bbv2i1s4.htm
      > For the Antietam Battlefirld they show a picture of the Sycamore that sits
      > alongside the Burnside Bridge and then show a picture taken shortly after
      > the battle that shows a tree in that same area. OK, I'm not a big tree
      > expert here but I've stood next to that tree by the Burnside Bridge and it
      > does not strike me as a 140+ year old tree. Just because there was a tree
      > that general location in 1862 doesn't make the one there in 2004 the very
      > same tree.
      > Is that tree next to the bridge a witness tree or do we have someone
      > to conclusions here based off of two trees being in a similar area 140
      > apart?
      > Brian
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