Given by the General Longstreet Camp # 1247, Sons of Confederate Veterans The Buck Hurtt Scholarship Award is a one time financial grant awarded annually to the outstanding senior history student, as chosen by the history faculty, at Douglas S. Freeman High School of Henrico County. The purpose of the award is to assist the recipient with first year college expenses. Longstreet Camp Commander Charles E. "Chuck" Walton, Jr. presented the first award in June 2003. Chuck died suddenly and unexpectedly of a heart attack one month later. The Camp decided then to name the award after Chuck's Confederate ancestor William H. "Buck" Hurtt, a farm boy of King and Queen County, Virginia. Buck Hurtt enlisted as a private in Company C, 26th Virginia Infantry Regiment of the Army of the Confederate States of America at Gloucester Point, Virginia, July 20, 1861. He transferred to Company G of the same regiment 13 August 1863. Buck Hurtt and a number of his fellow soldiers were captured at Jordan's Farm, near Petersburg, 15 July 1864. He was taken first to the prisoner of war camp at Point Lookout, Maryland and later to a similar camp at Elmira, New York. Both camps were notorious for harsh treatment of prisoners and for terrible living conditions. Buck died at Elmira 14 March 1865, only three weeks before General Robert E. Lee surrendered his Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox, effectively ending the War Between the States. Buck is buried in grave # 2382 at Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira. The Confederate flag flies every day over the Confederate section of the cemetery. Buck's surname is spelled with one "t" in contemporary Confederate records. However, Chuck Walton told us that his mother spelled it with two "t's", and he wasn't about to contradict his mother!