Historic Oak Felled by Wind in Maryland

Washington Post

It survived the Battle of Bladensburg and the Civil War, but a wind and rain storm toppled the venerable Lincoln Oak from its hillside perch.

The tree, believed to have sprouted around 1510, stood more than a hundred feet tall in Ft. Lincoln Cemetery in Maryland, bordering Washington. It received its name after Abraham Lincoln reviewed his troops during the Civil War from the shade of its spreading branches.

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