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Word: bivouac

Definition: temporary encampment; camp without tents; V.


Sentences Containing 'bivouac'

"Bivouac of the Dead" is believed to have been one of Montgomery Meigs' favorite poems.
Both sides of the McClellan Gate are inscribed with lines from Theodore O'Hara's poem, "Bivouac of the Dead".
By late afternoon, both had reached the summit of the mountain and had to pitch an emergency bivouac shelter without tent, sleeping bags and stoves because darkness was closing in.
In 1886, Hines began writing a series of four articles discussing the Northwest Conspiracy for Basil W. Duke's "Southern Bivouac" magazine.
In Survival Camp the teams take on challenges such as a High Ropes course, Raft and Bivouac building.
Meigs was so impressed with the effect of "Bivouac of the Dead" that he had lines from the poem inscribed on wooden plaques and placed the plaques throughout Arlington National Cemetery.
On the east side architrave is written: "On Fame's Eternal Camping Ground Their Silent Tents Are Spread and Glory Guards With Solemn Round the Bivouac of the Dead".
The four were forced to bivouac and used their Eddie Bauer down clothing for shelter.
The state's Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Frankfort on June 25, 1850, and O'Hara spent a great deal of time over the next weeks and months contemplating the memorial. Some time in the latter half of 1850, he composed the poem "Bivouac of the Dead" as a memorial to those who fought in the Mexican-American War.

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