We then moved five or six miles West, and bivouacked for the night near a house owned by a large planter.
The last night that we bivouacked out was the only unfortunate one.
Again bitterly cold, and we bivouacked for the night on the battlefield.
They were bivouacked in the order in which they were to advance.
It fell back to the cover of a piece of woods, and finally to the rear, about a mile, where it bivouacked.
In the midst of these scenes we bivouacked again for the night.
Turning back, they passed the Fish Market, and here a large body of cavalry had bivouacked.
bivouacked on North-West side of hill, at a small water-hole.
Accordingly, a battery of artillery had been ordered to the front, and bivouacked half a mile in rear of Fairfax Court-house.
We marched to the vicinity of Elkton, where we bivouacked for the night.
1702, from French bivouac (17c.), ultimately from Swiss/Alsatian biwacht "night guard," from bei- "double, additional" + wacht "guard" (see wait (v.)). Original meaning was an army that stayed up on night watch; sense of "outdoor camp" is 1853. Not a common word in English before the Napoleonic Wars. Italian bivacco is from French. As a verb, 1809, "to post troops in the night;" meaning "camp out of doors" is from 1814.