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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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
 
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.
 
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 (approx. 2.7 miles away); The 1936 Virginia Prison Recordings (approx. 3.3 miles away);
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).
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.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 27, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,015 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 27, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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