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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 Commission. (Marker Number 4E 121.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Tennessee Historical Commission series list.
 
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. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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
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 (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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 21, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 418 times since then and 15 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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