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THE VOICE OF GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247, SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
VOLUME 17, ISSUE 8,           October 2015
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A quick jump to the articles in this issue:
Commander's Comments, Adjutant's Report, October Program (next), July(last),
Camp Officers, Longstreet's First Corps, 1865 Events (Jun,Jul), Coming Events Links,

Andy COMMANDER'S COMMENTS

The Road Cleanup Will Continue. Some things are just  too  important  to
discontinue despite the small mindedness of the Governor and the General
Assembly.  We have served the Enon Church area  and  our  ancestors  who
fought and died there well for the last 25 years and we will continue to
do so.  The next cleanup will be later  this  month  on  October  24  at
10:00.   Join  us  at Enon Church, 6156 Studley Road, Mechanicsville, Va
23116 for  fellowship  and  an  enjoyable  morning  of  service  to  our
community.                                                              

Adjutant  Art  Wingo  has also been working very hard on the annual dues
renewals which are coming in slowly while at the  same  time  having  to
deal  with  the  backlog  of  work  at  our  National Headquarters which
accompanied a  surge  in  membership  applications  and  reinstatements.
Please  make Art's job easier by not waiting to pay your membership dues
and by letting him know when your address changes.  The  sooner  he  can
close  out  his  books  the  more time he will have available to work on
planning the State Convention we are hosting  in  April.   Elsewhere  in
this newsletter you will see the announcement for  our  annual  December
meeting  at the Westwood Club.  Quartermaster Floyd Lane has had to deal
with a number of challenges for this  year's  banquet  and  has  done  a
superlative  job  of putting together a buffet at a price less than that
of the traditional plated dinner.  Thanks Floyd and Art.  I hope to  see
all of you on October 20 at the Camp meeting.                           
                                                         Andy     

Art ADJUTANT'S REPORT

A road cleanup is scheduled for 24 October, 2015.   Please  send  Walter
Tucker  an email if you can help.  Clean up involves one mile section of
Studley Road, Route 606, Hanover  County,  near  Enon  United  Methodist
Church.   Work  will  begin  at  10 AM.  The more volunteers we have the
quicker we can complete the job.                                        

2014-2015 Dues are due.  (Adjutant must have any dues to National and VA
Division  post marked by October 31, 2015 in order not be too considered
late).                                                                  

49 members renewed as of October 8, 2015                                
3 reinstated members; Wally Scott, Kenneth Daryl Cooke, David T. Morin  
2 Transfer of membership into camp; Charles E. Lippy, Stephen A. Parsons
4 New Members; Edward C Trope, Jr., Edward C. Trope,  III,  Stephen  W  
    Boyle, James Powell                                                 
4  new  life  members  VA  Division; Leroy Crenshaw, Floyd Mozingo,     
    Andy Keller, Phillip Jones                                          
							Art   

It's time to sign up for our 2015 Christmas Banquet/Ladies Night. "The Last Christmas in the Confederate White House" with Cathy Wright, Curator M O C
Click here to goto the RSVP form, print it, fill it out, and mail it along with a check to Art for our December 2rd Dinner/Program

GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247

NEXT MEETING - Tuesday, October 20, 2015

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 OCTOBER SPEAKER


 "Drewry's Bluff: The Confederacy's Perfect Gibraltar"
by
Ed Sanders

The talk will focus on the fortification's construction along the  James
River,  the  May  15,  1862 battle and the role it played as the camp of
instruction for the Confederate States Marine Corps  and  home  for  the
Confederate Naval Academy.                                              

Ed Sanders started as a seasonal  park  ranger  with  Richmond  National
Battlefield  Park  in  the  mid-1980s.   After  graduating from Virginia
Commonwealth  University  in  1992,  he  was  hired   as   a   permanent
interpretive  ranger.   During  his time as a front line interpreter, he
was awarded the Northeast Region's "Excellence in Interpretation"  award
for  his  work  in  interpretive  programming.  In 2010, Ed was made the
Supervisory Park Ranger at Richmond NBP.  He also serves as  a  historic
weapons  instructor  for the National Park Service focusing on Civil War
small  arms  and  artillery.   He  is  currently  the  Acting  Chief  of
Interpretation  for Richmond National Battlefield Park and the Maggie L.
Walker National Historic Site.                                          

SEPTEMBER PROGRAM


Former Camp Commander Taylor Cowardin opened the story of his family  by
telling  us  that  the Cowardins arrived in North America in 1656 in St.
Mary's  County,  Maryland.   They  then  migrated  to  Augusta   County,
Virginia.                                                               

James  A.   Cowardin,  born  in  1811, moved to Richmond and started the
newspaper Daily Dispatch in 1850.  He was a staunch Southern  Whig.   In
1860  the  paper  was the first penny paper south of Baltimore and had a
circulation greater than other Richmond papers combined.  During The War
he sent money to New York to help Confederate prisoners of war there. He
received remittances from the North to help Yankee  prisoners  on  Belle
Isle.                                                                   

Cowardin family members of the younger generation serving as Confederate
soldiers were:                                                          
	James P.		1st Confederate Engineers               
	John L.		19th Virginia Heavy Artillery                   
	Peter F.		12th Virginia Light Artillery           
	William Henry	12th Virginia Light Artillery                   
	William R.		3rd Virginia Infantry                   

The offices of the Daily Dispatch were destroyed in the April 1865  fire
which occurred when Richmond was abandoned by the Confederate Army.  The
paper emerged from The War as Richmond's dominant paper.                

James P.  Cowardin wrote an account of the last  days  of  the  Army  of
Northern  Virginia  (1-9 April 1865) which was published in the paper in
1889.                                                                   

In 1879 James A.  Cowardin had a stroke and  turned  management  of  the
paper over to his son Charles.  The name of the paper was changed to the
Richmond Dispatch in 1884.  In  1903  Joseph  Bryan,  publisher  of  The
Times,   bought   the  paper  and  changed  the  name  to  the  Richmond
Times-Dispatch.                                                         

After The War William Henry Cowardin opened a watch and jewelry shop  at
1804  East Main Street.  He retired in 1900 and turned the business over
to his sons.  In 1935 the business moved to 1707 East Main Street, where
it remained until the devastating floods resulting from Hurricanes Agnes
and Camille in the early 1970s.                                         

Another location had been opened in 1959 in  the  Willow  Lawn  Shopping
Center.   In  1986  Lewis T.  Cowardin (grandfather of Taylor) moved the
flagship store from the Shopping Center to its present location at  4909
West Broad Street.                                                      
                                                          Walter
	Writer's note:                                                  

Our Camp members Brian, Clint, and Taylor Cowardin work for the  jewelry
store.   They  and  our  newsletter  editor/webmaster  Gary Cowardin are
descendants of William  Henry  Cowardin.   The  Richmond  Times-Dispatch
proudly  trumpets  on its front page "Celebrating 165 years of Informing
Central Virginia." The origin of today's paper goes  back  to  the  1850
founding of the Daily Dispatch by James A. Cowardin.                    

September Meeting Attendance: 26

2012-2014 CAMP OFFICERS LONGSTREET CAMP #1247

Commander: Andy Keller 270-0522 1st. Lt. Cmdr.: Paul Sacra 754-5256 2nd Lt. Cmdr.: Chris Trinite Adjutant/Treasurer: Art Wingo 262-2796 Chaplain:VACANT (call Art to report sickness)262-2796 Judge Advocate: Waite Rawls 501-8436 Quartermaster: Floyd Lane 519-1023 Historian: Gary Cowardin 262-0534 For officer E-mail addresses see our
Contact Us page.

PUBLICATIONS

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.          1 August 2015 - 10 October 2015               

Arthur Brian Cowardin   Leroy Crenshaw         Phillip L. Jones     
Crawley F.Joyner, III   Andy Keller            Peter I C Knowles, II
Lewis Mills             Robert H. Moore, Jr.   Floyd G. Mozingo     
Joseph Price            Waite Rawls, III       Peyton Roden         
Chris Trinite           Walter Tucker                               

SESQUICENTENNIAL October 1865

11 President Andrew Johnson paroled Confederate Vice President Alexander H. Stephens, Assistant Secretary of War John A. Campbell, Mississippi Governor Charles Clark, and Cabinet members John H. Reagan and George A. Trenholm. All had been held in prison since the collapse of the Confederacy. 12 President Johnson proclaimed the end of martial law in Kentucky.

November 1865

6 Confederate Navy Lieutenant James Iredell Waddell, Commanding Officer of CSS Shenandoah, surrendered his ship to British officials in Liverpool. 10 Former Confederate Captain Henry Wirz, wartime commander of the Andersonville GA prison camp, was hanged after being convicted by a military commission of cruelty to Yankee prisoners of war. 13 South Carolina ratified the 13th Amendment to the Constitution.

COMING EVENTS LINKS

Visit the The Museum of the Confederacy/ The American Civil War Museum Online acwm.org
Pamplin Historical Park and The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier www.pamplinpark.org and their Special Events Calendar

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