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VOLUME 14, ISSUE 8,           August 2012
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A quick jump to the articles in this issue:
September Program (next), Camp Officers,
Longstreet's First Corps, 1862 Events (Aug,Sept), Coming Events Links,

GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247

NEXT MEETING - TUESDAY, September 18, 2012
(WE HAVE NO AUGUST MEETING)

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

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 #1247

Commander: 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.

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War Horse Editor & Webmaster: Gary 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.          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 1862

4 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 1862

1 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 LINKS

Visit Virginia 150 Sesquicentennial Events
VA Sesquicentennial Logo 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

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