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Object Name Fragment
Catalog Number 0985.06.00150
Description Piece of wood, linear in shape with smooth ends. Sawing/hewing marks visible on face of wood. Large metal label nailed to it; black background with gold trim and lettering: "This piece of wood cut from stump / of locust tree under which encamped / the last bivouac of the Confederacy / north of the Mason and Dixon line. / The troops were commanded by / GEN. BRADLEY T. JOHNSON."
Material Wood/Metal
Dimensions W-3.125 L-6.875 D-2.25 inches
Event Burning of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Provenance "This piece of wood cut from stump of locust tree under which encamped the last bivouac of the Confederacy north of the Mason and Dixon line. The troops were commanded by Gen. Bradley T. Johnson."

A Confederate force under Gen. Johnson camped at McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania, on July 31, 1864, after raiding and burning Chambersburg. They were the last Confederates to camp on Pennsylvania soil.
People Johnson, Bradley Tyler
Search Terms Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1864
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Burning of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Subjects souvenirs