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THE VOICE OF GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247, SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
VOLUME 13, ISSUE 8,           August 2011
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REMINDER - NO AUGUST MEETING or NEWSLETTER


GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247

NEXT MEETING - TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2011

ROMA'S RESTAURANT
8330 STAPLES MILL RD.
LOCATED IN "THE SHOPS AT STAPLES MILL"
TURN LEFT AT FIRST STOPLIGHT NORTH OF
THE WISTAR SHOPPING CENTER

DINNER - SOCIAL 6:00 PM
MEETING STARTS AT 7:00 PM


OUR SEPTEMBER SPEAKER

Our speaker will be Eric W.  Buckland.   Buckland  is  a  historian  and
author  and  has  previously  spoken  to  our  camp about Mosby's Keydet
Rangers.  His latest book is titled  Mosby's Men.  He will speak  to  us
about  other  members  of  Mosby's raiders including millionaire Charles
Broadway Rouss.  Buckland is a retired Lt.  Colonel in the US Army.   He
is  a  graduate of the University of Kansas and served for 22 years with
assignments as an Infantry Officer and a  Special  Forces  Officer  with
tours in El Salvador, Honduras and Panama.                              
                                                 Taylor

2007-2011 CAMP OFFICERS LONGSTREET CAMP #1247

Commander: Michael Kidd 270-9651 1st. Lt. Cmdr.: Taylor Cowardin 359-9277 2nd Lt. Cmdr.: Thomas G. Vance 334-3745 Adjutant/Treasurer: Walter Tucker 360-7247 Judge Advocate: Harry Boyd 741-2060 Quartermaster: R. Preston Nuttall 276-8977 Chaplain: Henry V. Langford 474-1978

PUBLICATIONS

War Horse editor & Webmaster: Gary F. Cowardin
cowardin@juno.com 262-0534 Website: longstreetscv.org


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LONGSTREET'S FIRST CORPS

Longstreet Camp Donors to  Virginia  Division  Special  Funds,  Old  War
Horse, Hurtt Scholarship Fund, and Longstreet Camp General Fund.  As you
know, our cumulative listing starts in July of each year and we  do  not
meet in August.          1 July, 2010 through 9 July 2011               

Bill Akers        Walt Beam         Brian Cowardin        Clint Cowardin  
Lee Crenshaw      Ray Crews         Jerold Evans          Michael Hendrick
Pat Hoggard       Don and Karen Jewett*                                   
Ben Marchi        Crawley Joyner    Jack Kane             Andy Keller     
Mike Kidd         Peter Knowles,II  Lewis Mills           Conway Mocure   
Bob Moore         Joe Moschetti     Joe Price             Waite  Rawls    
Peyton Roden,Sr.  Cary Shelton      Chris Trinite         Walter Tucker   
Hugh Williams                                                             
*In memory of their son Chris

AUGUST 1861

(Sesquicentennial match dates) 1 General Robert E. Lee arrived in western Virginia to coordinate activities there. Brazil recognized the Confederate States of America as a belligerent. 2 The Yankee Congress passed the first national income tax. 3 A balloon ascension was made at Hampton Roads from the deck of a Yankee vessel. 6 A pro-union camp was established in Kentucky known as Camp Dick Robinson over the protests of pro-secessionists and neutralists. 7 Confederate forces under John B. Magruder burned Hampton, VA. 8 Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant assumed command of the district of Ironton, MO. 10 Yankees under Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon were defeated by Confederates at Wilson's Creek, MO. 14 Yankee Major General John C. Fremont declared martial law in St. Louis city and county, which was followed by the suppression of two allegedly pro-Southern newspapers. 17 The federal departments of northeastern Virginia, of Washington, and of the Shenandoah were merged into the Department of the Potomac, from whence came the name the Army of the Potomac. Beast Butler left Fort Monroe and went on to head forces organizing for an attack in the Cape Hatteras. 19 The Confederate Congress in Richmond agreed to an alliance with Missouri and virtually admmitted the state into the Confederacy. Thus the state had two governments. Lincoln made Virginian George H. Thomas a brigadier general in the Yankee Army. 24 Lincoln told Governor Beriah Magoffin of Kentucky that he would not remove pro-Union forces being organized in his state. 27 Yankee attack on Cape Hatteras began. Fort Hatteras surrendered the next day. 30 Fremont in Missouri issued his famous unauthorized emancipation proclamation and extended martial law throughout the state. 31 The Confederate government appointed five full generals in order of seniority with the following dates of rank: Samuel Cooper 16 May Albert Sidney Johnston 28 May Robert E. Lee 14 June Joseph E. Johnston 4 July Pierre G. T. Beauregard 21 July

COMING EVENTS

Visit Virginia 150 Sesquicentennial Events
VA Sesquicentennial Logo www.virginiacivilwar.org/events.php
Visit The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar www.tredegar.org and their Events Calendar
Visit the The Museum of the Confederacy Online www.moc.org and their Events Calendar for MOC Events Calendar
Pamplin Historical Park and The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier www.pamplinpark.org and their Special Events Calendar

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