Jackson's Bivouac

Jackson's Bivouac (HM8W)

Location: Paris, VA 20130 Fauquier County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 0.305', W 77° 57.027'

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After a day's march from Winchester on 19-20 July 1861, Brig. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson halted his lead brigade of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Valley army near here. At 2:00 A.M. his 2,500 men sank down to rest. When told that no sentries had been posted, Jackson stated "Let the poor boys sleep. I will guard the camp myself." Relieved of his duty an hour before daybreak, Jackson slept briefly, rising at dawn to march to Piedmont Station (now Delaplane), where railcars waited to transport the 11,000-man army to Manassas Junction. There, nearly 30,000 Confederates faced 35,000 Federals at the First Battle of Manassas.
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HM NumberHM8W
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Marker NumberB 20
Year Placed1996
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 4:46pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 244509 N 4321482
Decimal Degrees39.00508333, -77.95045000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 0.305', W 77° 57.027'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 0' 18.30" N, 77° 57' 1.62" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10509 John S Mosby Hwy, Paris VA 20130, US
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