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Covington in Tipton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Joe Brown Bivouac, U.C.V.

 
 
Joe Brown Bivouac, U.C.V. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 19, 2014
1. Joe Brown Bivouac, U.C.V. Marker
Inscription. In 1898, the Joe Brown Bivouac, United Confederate Veterans, was established as a social, historical, and benevolent organization. It was named in honor of Joseph Brown of Covington, who in 1864 was mortally wounded at the Battle of Harrisburg, Mississippi. For years the Bivouac sponsored the Brighton Confederate Reunions and assisted indigent veterans. In 1934, the members donated their assets to the Covington Board of Education as an endowment for the school libraries. This fund was liquidated in 1993.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commision. (Marker Number 4E 121.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission marker series.
 
Location. 35° 33.384′ N, 89° 39.648′ W. Marker is in Covington, Tennessee, in Tipton County. Marker is on Bert Johnson Avenue 0.3 miles west of U.S. 51 when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 760 Bert Johnson Ave, Covington TN 38019, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Last Speech of General Nathan Bedford Forrest (within shouting distance of this marker); Augustus Hill Garland (approx. 0.4 miles away); General Jacob Tipton
Joe Brown Bivouac, U.C.V. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 19, 2014
2. Joe Brown Bivouac, U.C.V. Marker
(approx. 0.7 miles away); The Site of Byars-Hall High School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Charles B. Simonton (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox (approx. ¾ mile away); Thomas Goode (approx. 0.8 miles away); Tipton County Confederate Monument (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Covington.
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 21, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 372 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 21, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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