A Remarkable southern catalpa

Tree Information
Common Name: southern catalpa
Scientific name: Catalpa bignonioides
Category: Historic tree
Notes: The Catalpa trees at Chatham Manor in Fredericksburg, VA were there during the Civil War. Chatham was used as a hospital during the Battle of Fredericksburg, and was also occupied by Union soldiers. The trees were right behind the Union artillery that shelled the City of Fredericksburg during the battle in December 1862. Today they stand proud in what is now a much more peaceful setting. Note: Gregg Kneipp, Natural Resource Manager for Fredericksburg National Military Park, will have more information. Possible reference: The Wound Dresser at Chatham.
Best time to photograph: Summer, anytime
Nominator: Nancy Sentipal
Location of Tree
County/City: Stafford
Name of tree owner: National Park Service
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