THE OLD WAR HORSE
THE VOICE OF GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247, SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
VOLUME 14, ISSUE 8, August 2012
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An Anniversary Overview of the Maryland Campaign Bob Krick Some historians view the 1862 Maryland Campaign as one of the most interesting events of the entire war. The bold aggressiveness of Lee's army; the capture of Harper's Ferry; the famous Lost Orders; the geographic complications of the Potomac River; and of course the unprecedented violence of the battle itself, all combine to make a fascinating story. In honor of the 150th anniversary of those compelling events, we'll take another look at the campaign, primarily from the Confederate point of view, and highlighting a few of the most intriguing things from before, during, and after the Battle of Sharpsburg. R. E. L. Krick
Month Speaker Topic October Tom Crew, LOV John Brown - A Perfect Steel Trap November John Coski, MOC The Road Home from Appomattox December Marilyn Iglesias, UDC Captain Sally Tompkins, CSA Marilyn is a member of the UDC and will perform her one woman recreation of Confederate nurse and Captain Sally Tompkins. You may recall that we had a program from the Museum of the Confederacy on the Captain last November. This presentation should be special interest for our December meeting as there are generally many more women in attendance on that occasion.
2012-2014 CAMP OFFICERS LONGSTREET CAMP #1247Commander: Andy Keller 270-0522 1st. Lt. Cmdr.: Paul Sacra 754-5256 2nd Lt. Cmdr.: Les Updike 285-1475 Adjutant/Treasurer: Walter Tucker 360-7247 Judge Advocate: Harry Boyd 741-2060 Quartermaster: Gary Cowardin 262-0534 Chaplain: Barton Campbell 794-4562 Chaplain Emeritus: Henry Langford For officer E-mail addresses see our Contact Us page.
PUBLICATIONSWar Horse Editor & Webmaster: Gary Cowardin email@example.com 262-0534 Website: longstreetscv.org
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. 17 July, 2011 through 7 September 2012 Walt Beam Richard Chenery Brian Cowardin Cecil Duke Jerold Evans Phil Jones Peter Knowles, II Michael Liesfeld Lewis Mills Bob Moore Glenn Mozingo Joe Price Waite Rawls Peyton Roden,Sr. Paul Sacra Cary Shelton JEB Stuart, IV Pat Sweeney Walter Tucker Hugh Williams Art Wingo
August 18624 Burnside's Federal Corps from North Carolina arrived at Aquia Creek to assist Pope in defending against Lee's advance into northern Virginia. 6 CSS Arkansas was attacked and badly damaged by five Yankee warships at Baton Rouge. The crew was ordered to abandon ship, which was then blown up. 9 A. P. Hill's Division successfully counterattacked Banks's Corps of Pope's army. 17 MGEN J. E. B. Stuart was named commander of all cavalry of the Army of Northern Virginia. 22 Lincoln replied to Horace Greeley, "If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it. If I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it. If I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would do that." 24 CSS Alabama was commissioned as a Confederate Navy cruiser and received its armament and supplies near the Azores. 26 Confederate cavalry under Fitzhugh Lee captured the rail point at Manassas Junction. 28 Jackson's forces fired on Yankee Rufus King's Division at Groveton. 29 Fitz John Porter was ordered to attack Jackson, but failed to do so. 30 Pope attacked the southern left, but Longstreet on the right pushed ahead. Pope's army was defeated , but not routed.
September 18621 Jackson defeated Yankees under I. I. Stevens and Philip Kearny at Chantilly in the last action of the 2nd Manassas campaign. 2 Lincoln restored McClellan to full command in Virginia. Pope was left without a command. 4 Lee's army began crossing the Potomac River. 6 Jackson occupied Frederick MD as the Army of Northern Virginia established its base of operations north of the Potomac. 13 Yankees found Lee's famous lost order which revealed his plans to McClellan. 14 Confederates were defeated at South Mountain and Crampton's Gap. 15 Confederates captured Harpers Ferry, which netted them 12,000 Yankee prisoners. 17 One of the bloodiest battles of The War took place at Sharpsburg. 18 Lee at night began his pullout from the Sharpsburg battlefield.
COMING EVENTS LINKSVisit Virginia 150 Sesquicentennial Events www.virginiacivilwar.org/events.php
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