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Ayr Township in Fulton County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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Last Confederate Bivouac

 
 
Last Confederate Bivouac Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., December 23, 2009
1. Last Confederate Bivouac Marker
Inscription.  A Confederate force under General Bradley T. Johnson camped here July 31, 1864, after raiding and burning Chambersburg. They were the last Confederates to camp on Pennsylvania soil.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1848.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 39° 55.229′ N, 78° 0.382′ W. Marker was in Ayr Township, Pennsylvania, in Fulton County. Marker was at the intersection of Great Cove Road (U.S. 522) and Confederate Lane, on the right when traveling south on Great Cove Road. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 131 Great Cove Road, Mc Connellsburg PA 17233, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. A different marker also named Last Confederate Bivouac (a few steps from this marker); United Presbyterian Church
Last Confederate Bivouac Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., December 23, 2009
2. Last Confederate Bivouac Marker
Gray stone 1930 historical plaque in the distance, to the right of the marker. Looking north along US Route 522.
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(approx. 0.8 miles away); 203 Lincoln Way East (approx. 0.9 miles away); 205 Lincoln Way East (approx. 0.9 miles away); 105 Lincoln Way East (approx. 0.9 miles away); 209 Lincoln Way East (approx. 0.9 miles away); 111 Lincoln Way East (approx. 0.9 miles away); Changing Main Street (approx. 0.9 miles away).
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker has been replaced by the linked marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Report by Brig Gen Johnson. (Submitted on February 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Bradley Tyler Johnson. (Submitted on February 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional commentary.
1. Wording on marker has been changed.
The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission has replaced the text, in May, 2021, on two markers with significant revisions that view Confederate milestones through a more critical lens. This was done not without some protests.
The text on this marker now reads:
A Confederate force under General Bradley T. Johnson camped here July 31, 1864, after raiding and burning
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Chambersburg. They were the last Confederates to camp on Pennsylvania soil. General William W. Averell’s Union cavalry pursued Johnson’s and McCausland’s brigades and routed the Confederates at the Battle of Moorefield in WV on August 7, 1864. That victory marked the beginning of Union dominance in the Shenandoah Valley.
    — Submitted December 15, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 18,633 times since then and 938 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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