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THE VOICE OF GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247, SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
VOLUME 18, ISSUE 2,           February 2016
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A quick jump to the articles in this issue:
Commander's Comments, Adjutant's Report, February Program (next), January(last),
Camp Officers, Longstreet's First Corps, 1866 Events, Coming Events Links,

Andy COMMANDER'S COMMENTS

As  I  write  this,  HB  587  has  been  unanimously  approved  by   the
subcommittee   which   voted   to  forward  it  to  the  next  level  of
consideration.  This will give us a whole new group to lobby.           

I promised last month that I would begin this month with a brief  review
of  monuments  that  could  be endangered by political correctness.  Two
that I consider particularly threatened are in Monroe Park,which is city
owned  and  in the process of redevelopment.  One monument is to General
Williams Carter Wickham.  It was donated to the city by his employees at
the  C&O  Railroad  and by Confederate veterans.  Its inscription reads,
"Soldier, Statesman,  Patriot,  Friend."  Only  his  uniform  might  tip
visitors off to his Confederate history but if discovered, even the fact
that it was sculpted by Edward  Valentine  might  not  save  it  if  our
society  does  not come to its senses.  The second is a much more modest
Greek cross in memory of General Fitzhugh Lee, nephew of Robert E.  Lee,
son of "Lighthorse Harry" Lee and Governor of Virginia.                 

This  memorial  can be seen from the street as you drive by.  Ironically
one of the things that could save this monument is that it was funded by
the  7th  Corp Veterans Association.  Any of you who know anything about
the Army of Northern Virginia, in which Lee served, will know that there
were  at  most  only three corps.  The 7th was in the United States Army
commanded by Fitzhugh Lee from 1898-1899 in the Spanish-American war. He
never  actively served in the field due to his age, but was one of three
ex-Confederate generals appointed to high  military  rank  by  President
McKinley.  More on this topic next month.                               

    
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Camp  Commander  Keller  attended  the  annual   JEB   Stuart   birthday
commemoration  on  February  6th  at  Hollywood Cemetery with new member
Linny Kammeter.  Linny is  seen  here  presenting  the  Longstreet  Camp
wreath.   The next birthday commemoration will be for Jefferson Davis on
June 4 at 9:00 am.                                                      


Please complete the Convention Worker form at the link below  and  bring
it  to the meeting on Tuesday.  If you have questions, call Art Wingo or
myself to ask how you can serve and we will complete a form for you. The
hard  work has already been done so do not worry about having to take on
any real responsibility.  The dates that we will need  help  are  Friday
and Saturday, April 15 & 16, so get your taxes done early.              
Longstreet Member Worker Signup Form

For more information, schedules, attendee, and vendor forms:
57th Annual VA SCV 2016 Convention Links,
							 Andy

Art ADJUTANT'S REPORT

A reminder, our Camp is hosting the 57th Annual Convention of  the  Sons
of  Confederate  Veterans,  Virginia  Division,  April 15-17, 2017.  The
convention will be held at the  Wingate  by  Wyndham,  Short  Pump,  VA.
Please consider donating your time to help make this a great Convention.

A worker's signup form is located on the Camp's website.  The form lists
the times and functions that the convention workers are needed.  If  you
have any questions please give me a call.                               
Longstreet Member Worker Signup Form
							Art   

GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247

NEXT MEETING - Tuesday, February 16, 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 FEBRUARY SPEAKER


 "The Second Defense of Richmond" 
by
Don Thomas
The author of The Reason Lincoln Had to Die is more  than  an  unbranded
maverick of history refusing to conform to the ridiculous  myths offered
by mainstream historians.                                               

A devoted history purist, Don Thomas  has,  at  last  exposed  the  long
hidden  documented  evidence revealing the domestic terrorists who waged
their  1865  attack  against  the  United  States  government.   Without
political  affiliation  or one-sided biased opinion, he defends only the
Constitution.  The depth of information readers can learn from his years
of  research, is only limited by one's own curiosity.                   

Visit  his website www.reasonLincoln.com and follow a roadmap to as much
of this history as one is interested to know or willing to discover.    

JANUARY PROGRAM


Les Updike
Our January meeting featured one of our own members Les Updike  speaking
on  "The  Battle  of  Lynchburg".  This was a very informative talk that
revealed the importance of the town of Lynchburg, VA throughout the war.
							Art   

January Meeting Attendance: 20

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 January 2016               

Arthur Brian Cowardin   Taylor 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        Jim Pickens                                 
Joseph Price            Waite Rawls, III       Joseph A. Moschetti  
Peyton Roden            Chris Trinite          Walter Tucker        

SESQUICENTENNIAL

1866

(There will be no more Sesqui reports until 2 April 2016)

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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