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

Bivouac

Lee and Jackson

 
 
Bivouac Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
1. Bivouac Marker
Inscription.
Bivouac
Lee and Jackson
Night of
May 1, 1863.

 
Location. 38° 17.696′ N, 77° 37.517′ W. Marker is near Chancellorsville, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is at the intersection of McLaws Drive and Old Plank Road, on the right when traveling south on McLaws Drive. Click for map. Located at tour stop five of the Driving tour of the Battle of Chancellorsville. Marker is in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22407, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Final Meeting, Fateful March (a few steps from this marker); A Bold Plan (a few steps from this marker); Chancellorsville Campaign (within shouting distance of this marker); McLaws Trail (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wounding of Jackson (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Chancellorsville Campaign (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Day at Chancellorsville (approx. 0.8 miles away); Jackson on the Move (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chancellorsville.
 
Regarding Bivouac. This is one of several markers for the Battle of Chancellorsville along McLaws Drive, Furnace Road, Sickles Drive, and East Jackson Trail, on the east side of the battlefield. See the McLaws's
Bivouac Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 18, 2008
2. Bivouac Marker
It appears the marker has been refurbished.
Line to Catharine Furnace Virtual Tour by Markers
in the links section for a listing of related markers on the tour.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Chancellorsville. National Parks Service Site. (Submitted on November 16, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. McLaws's Line to Catharine Furnace Virtual Tour by Markers. Spread across a two mile segment on the east side of the battlefield, this virtual tour by markers covers action from May 1-3, 1863. (Submitted on November 16, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Bivouac Site image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
3. Bivouac Site
A set of stones approximates the location of the camp fire.
Bivouac Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 18, 2008
4. Bivouac Marker
This marker is in foreground, other markers are directly behind in the cedar trees.
Bivouac Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 18, 2008
5. Bivouac Marker
Marker with Orange Plank Road beyond
These Cedars image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
6. These Cedars
Planted October 23, 1937
commemorate
the last conference
of Lee and Jackson

The Staff
of the Fredericksburg and
Spotsylvania National
Military Park
View of the Bivouac Site and the Cedars image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 10, 2007
7. View of the Bivouac Site and the Cedars
Bivouac Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 18, 2008
8. Bivouac Marker
Lee- Jackson Bivouac, Stop #5 on the Chancellorsville driving tour. This marker is located here to the right
Chancellorsville Visitor Center Display image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, July 18, 2008
9. Chancellorsville Visitor Center Display
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,090 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   6, 7. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   8, 9. submitted on , by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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