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Near Berryville in Clarke County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lee’s Bivouac

 
 
Lee's Bivouac Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 8, 2007
1. Lee's Bivouac Marker
Inscription. Gen. Robert E. Lee bivouacked near here on 18-19 June 1863, as he began his invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania. Part of his Army of Northern Virginia marched north toward Winchester, while Lt. Gen. James Longstreet’s corps camped here with Lee. On 13 June, a Union force under Col. Andrew T. McReynolds had evacuated Berryville and marched to Winchester to join Maj. Gen. Richard S. Milroy’s division there. Lt. Gen. Richard S. Ewell’s corps attacked and defeated Milroy in the Second Battle of Winchester on 13-15 June, thereby clearing the northern Shenandoah Valley in Virginia of Federal forces.
 
Erected 1997 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number J 14.)
 
Location. 39° 10.304′ N, 77° 58.384′ W. Marker is near Berryville, Virginia, in Clarke County. Marker is on Lord Fairfax Parkway (U.S. 340), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Berryville VA 22611, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Berryville Wagon Train Raid ( here, next to this marker); Buck Marsh Fight ( approx. half a mile away); Buck Marsh Baptist Church ( approx.
J 1 and J 14 Stand Togather on Lord Fairfax Parkway image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 8, 2007
2. J 1 and J 14 Stand Togather on Lord Fairfax Parkway
The overpass in the distance is the Harry Byrd Highway, Route 7.
half a mile away); Long Marsh Run Rural Historic District ( approx. 1.3 miles away); Harry F. Byrd Sr. ( approx. 1.3 miles away); Berryville ( approx. 1.4 miles away); James Ireland ( approx. 1.4 miles away); Traveler Was Tethered on This Spot ( approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berryville.
 
More about this marker. This marker replaces a previous J-14 at the same location titled, “Gettysburg Campaign,” with the narrative, “Lee and Longstreet on their way to Gettysburg, camped here, June 18-19, 1863”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
General Area of Confederate Encampment image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 8, 2007
3. General Area of Confederate Encampment
The Army of Northern Virginia camped along what is today the Lord Fairfax Highway (U.S. 340). The location was used by armies of both sides on several occasions during the war. In August 1964, Sheridan's wagon trains were camped nearby when Mosby raided them.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,715 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 20, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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