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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 image. 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 breakfast with the Gilliams, whose property he camped on before proceeding the next day.
 
Erected by Cocke Camp, SCV.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series list.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Powhatan VA 23139, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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
Lee's Final Bivouac SCV Marker on Huguenot Trail (facing west). image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 26, 2009
2. Lee's Final Bivouac SCV Marker on Huguenot Trail (facing west).
(approx. 2.7 miles away); The 1936 Virginia Prison Recordings (approx. 3.3 miles away); Dahlgren's Raid (approx. 3˝ miles away); Sabot Hill (approx. 3.9 miles away); Michaux Grant (approx. 4.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Powhatan.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 16, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,205 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 27, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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Nov. 28, 2020