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THE VOICE OF GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247, SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
VOLUME 18, ISSUE 4,           April 2016
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A quick jump to the articles in this issue:
Commander's Comments, Adjutant's Report, April Program (next), March(last),
Camp Officers, Longstreet's First Corps, 1866 Events, Coming Events Links,

Andy COMMANDER'S COMMENTS

The 2016 SCV Virginia Division Convention is finally  here  and  we  are
hosting  it.  The Executive Committee has pulled together to ensure that
the convention will be enjoyable for all who attend.  It  will  be  this
weekend, April 15 and 16 at the Wingate by Wyndham hotel on North Gayton
Road.  We will be taking reservations  for  the  banquet  until  Tuesday
night  but  there  is  still plenty of room on the bus tour if you would
like to sign up for that.  Otherwise we encourage you to at  least  stop
by  to  see the convention in process on Saturday morning.  Just stop by
the registration desk and introduce yourself as a camp member.          

Upcoming events to  put  on  your  calendar  or  sign  up  for  are  the
semi-annual  Studley  Road  cleanup  on April 23 and the Jefferson Davis
Birthday Celebration on June 4 at 9:00 am at Hollywood Cemetery.   Linny
Kammeter  has  also  volunteered to provide a tour of Hollywood Cemetery
this spring or summer so let me know if you would find  this  to  be  of
interest to you.                                                        
							 Andy

Art ADJUTANT'S REPORT

Our  March  meeting  featured  William  Connery  speaking  on  "Honoring
President  Robert E.  Lee".  This talk was very informative and provided
a great deal of information about General Lee's contributions after  the
war.                                                                    

The 57th Annual Convention of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Virginia
Division is almost here.  The convention, being hosted by our  camp,  is
being  held  on  April  15-17, 2016.  The Convention will be held at the
Wingate by Wyndham, Short Pump, VA.                                     

There has been a great deal of work by a number of our members  on  this
Convention; however a special thanks to Chris Trinite and Waite Rawls of
the Museum Of Confederacy for their donations to our efforts in  putting
on  the  57th Annual SCV Convention.  Chris  donated the printed ribbons
being placed on the Name Badges.  Waite and the Museum  donated  all  of
the  printing  of the material provided in the individual packages being
given out to the various camp representatives at the meeting.           
							Art   

GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247

NEXT MEETING - Tuesday, April 19, 2016

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 APRIL SPEAKER


"None of Them is Lost':
The Confederate Experience at the Bloody Angle"
by
Beth Parnicza  a  park historian  at the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania
National  Military  Park, where she also supervises the Chancellorsville
Battlefield  Visitor  Center.   A  2011  graduate   of   West   Virginia
University, she joined The National Park Service and moved to the "other
Virginia" to pursue her passion for Civil War History.  Beth's  research
interests  focus  largely on the human aspects of the war, including the
looting of Fredericksburg, the movement toward hard war, the  experience
of battle, and early historians of the park.                            

OUR MARCH PROGRAM


 "Honoring President Robert E. Lee"
Historian William Connery opined that if the  Confederacy  had  won  its
independence  Robert  E.  Lee would have been elected President in 1868,
since Jefferson Davis's six year term would have expired that year.  The
Confederate  constitution  limited  the  president  to a single six year
term.  Service in The War Between the States was almost a  necessity  to
run  for  the  nation's  highest  office.  Every Republican presidential
candidate from Ulysses S.  Grant in 1868  through  William  McKinley  in
1900 was a veteran of The War.                                          

Lee initially declined to have Matthew Brady take a picture of him where
he was residing on East Franklin Street in  Richmond  after  Appomattox.
One  of  Brady's  assistants  persuaded Mrs.  Lee to get Marse Robert to
change his mind.  The famous photo showed a cross  on  the  door  behind
Lee.   A  young  George  Patton  growing  up  in  in California recalled
pictures of Lee and Jackson reminding him of Christ and God.            

When Lee and family were living at Derwent in Powhatan  County,  he  was
called on by Judge John Brockenbrough who wore a borrowed suit and had $
150.00 in cash.  Lee accepted the Judge's offer to become  president  of
Washington  College  in  Lexington.   In  a  letter  to  Pierre  G.   T.
Beauregard, Lee compared his situation with that of George Washington.  

Cyrus McCormick, who had moved to Ohio, was a significant contributor to
the college, in response to Lee's fund raising activities.              

In a letter to Sir John Dalberg, Lee opined that the Union after winning
The War would become aggressive abroad and despotic at home.   Sir  John
became  Lord  Acton,  best  known  for  his  quote  "Power corrupts, and
absolute power corrupts absolutely."                                    

When a faculty member  criticized  General  Grant,  Lee  said,  "if  you
continue  that,  either  you or I will have to go." Needless to say, the
criticism ended.                                                        

Connery showed us a copy of Lee's oath of  allegiance  dated  2  October
1865.  That oath mysteriously disappeared and was missing for 105 years.
On 5 August 1975 President Gerald  Ford  signed  a  bill  restoring  his
citizenship.                                                            

The  New  York  Herald Tribune recommended Lee as the Democratic Party's
candidate for President of the United States in 1868.   Some  have  said
that Lee and Grant never met after Appomattox.  They met in Washington 1
May 1869.                                                               

Lee changed the curriculum at Washington College to include  courses  of
practical  value.   He  wanted to train the young men there so that they
could help rebuild the devastated South.  Lee took a  southern  vacation
by  railroad  with  his  daughter  Agnes.  Telegraphers sent the message
ahead "General Lee is aboard." Crowds turned out all along their route. 

President Dwight D.  Eisenhower  said  of  Lee:  "Lee  was  one  of  the
supremely  gifted  men  produced  by  our  nation.  He was as noble as a
leader and as a man and unsullied.   A  nation  of  such  men  would  be
unconquerable  in  spirit  and soul, I proudly display his picture on my
office wall."                                                           
                                                      Walter
March Meeting Attendance: 24

CURRENT 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.

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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.          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

2 "Now, therefore, I, Andrew Johnson, President of the United States, do hereby proclaim that the insurrection which heretofore existed in the States of Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Florida is at an end and is henceforth to be so regarded." (Texas only was omitted, its government not yet formed.)

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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