THE OLD WAR HORSE
THE VOICE OF GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247, SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
VOLUME 18, ISSUE 2, February 2016
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. (Click on any of these 3 photos to view a larger image in a new tab) 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
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
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"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.
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 #1247Commander: 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.
PUBLICATIONSWar Horse Editor & Webmaster: Gary Cowardin firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 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
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COMING EVENTS LINKSVisit 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