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Near Powhatan in Powhatan County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lee's Final Bivouac

April 14, 1865

 
 
Lee's Final Bivouac SCV Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, April 26, 2009
1. Lee's Final Bivouac SCV Marker
Inscription. General Lee, on his journey to Richmond from Appomattox, stopped at Winsor, his brother's farm, to spend the night. But as the house was crowded, he pitched his tent here, the last night he spent under canvas. He took brekfast with the Gilliams, whose proprty he camped on before proceeding the next day. Cocke Camp, SCV
 
Erected by Cocke Camp, SCV.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
 
Location. 37° 36.079′ N, 77° 49.699′ W. Marker is near Powhatan, Virginia, in Powhatan County. Marker is on Huguenot Trail (Virginia Route 711) 0.1 miles east of Riverglade Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Powhatan VA 23139, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lee’s Last Bivouac (a few steps from this marker); Lee's Last Camp (a few steps from this marker); Shiloh Baptist Church (approx. 2.6 miles away); James Pleasants (approx. 2.7 miles away); The 1936 Virginia Prison Recordings (approx.
Lee's Final Bivouac SCV Marker on Huguenot Trail (facing west). Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, April 26, 2009
2. Lee's Final Bivouac SCV Marker on Huguenot Trail (facing west).
3.3 miles away); Dahlgren's Raid (approx. 3.5 miles away); Sabot Hill (approx. 3.9 miles away); Michaux Grant (approx. 4.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Powhatan.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 841 times since then and 98 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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