Historic Markers Across Florida



Site of Cotton-Wood Plant Plantation



Marker ID: UDC 
Location:
County: Alachua
Coordinates:   
Waymark: None
 



Text:

Occupied during the War Between The States by David Levy Yulee, First United States Senator from Florida.

The Confederate baggage and treasure train, consisting of a sturdily built ambulance and heavy wagon, and guarded by nine well-mounted military and Civil Confederate Officers (M. H. Clark, W. E. Dickenson, Fred Emory, J. W. Scott, T. E. Tilgham, W. S. Winder, A. C., J. D. and Watson Van Benthuysen), ended its flight here, May 23, 1865.

This marker, sponsored by Kirby Smith Chapter No. 202 UDC, Florida Division, and placed on this site May 23, 1939, on the 74th anniversary of the event commemorated. Tablet donated by H. Maddox. Plot donated by Monroe Venable.

The Confederate baggage and treasure train, consisting of a sturdily built ambulance and heavy wagon, and guarded by nine well-mounted military and Civil Confederate Officers (M. H. Clark, W. E. Dickenson, Fred Emory, J. W. Scott, T. E. Tilgham, W. S. Winder, A. C., J. D. and Watson Van Benthuysen), ended its flight here, May 23, 1865.

This marker, sponsored by Kirby Smith Chapter No. 202 UDC, Florida Division, and placed on this site May 23, 1939, on the 74th anniversary of the event commemorated. Tablet donated by H. Maddox. Plot donated by Monroe Venable.


Notes:

On private property in Archer. Can be seen by appointment