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1391Re: Interrogating a witness tree

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  • tjrhys62
    Jun 30, 2004
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      I think you have a winner. Next time I'm over there (15 minutes
      away) I'll take a closer look.

      Tim

      --- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "Brian Morris"
      <ironbrigade@k...> wrote:
      > Here's a better and closer picture of the tree. This is a section
      cut out of
      > one of the pictures I took of the bridge (I take high resolution
      pictures
      > and then resize them down later) in April.
      > http://www.kswader.com/judi/civilwar/witnesstree.jpg
      >
      > As you can see, the tree looks much older than it does in any of
      the other
      > pictures. I'm tending to think this one could very well be a
      witness tree
      > now that I'm looking at these pictures I took with the tree in
      them.
      >
      > Brian
      >
      >
      >
      > > Hi Brian,
      > >
      > > Looks like the Burnside's Bridge sycamore may very well be a
      witness
      > > tree, judging by specs found at
      > > http://www.2020site.org/trees/sycamore.html Have a look.
      > >
      > > However, documenting such things seems impossible aside from
      locale.
      > > The tree depicted in the postwar (Forbes?) engraving, compared to
      > > current size and breadth, strongly suggests a logical growth
      > > progession.
      > >
      > > Suffice it to say that odds are more in favor of it being the
      real
      > > thing. If it could only talk... despite recent injury.
      > >
      > > Tim
      > >
      > > --- In TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com, "Brian Morris"
      > > <ironbrigade@k...> wrote:
      > > > 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 also
      > > > makes claims about the White Oaks at the Copse of Trees which I
      > > know are not
      > > > 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 in
      > > > 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 jumping
      > > > to conclusions here based off of two trees being in a similar
      area
      > > 140 years
      > > > apart?
      > > >
      > > > Brian
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Yahoo! Groups Links
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
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