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THE VOICE OF GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247, SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
VOLUME 18, ISSUE 6,           June 2016
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A quick jump to the articles in this issue:
Commander's Comments, Adjutant's Report, June Program (next), May(last),
Camp Officers, Longstreet's First Corps, Coming Events Links,

Andy COMMANDER'S COMMENTS

Over 25 years ago our camp took on the responsibility of  caring  for  a
one  mile section of Studley Road in Hanover County by Enon Church.  One
of the reasons we chose this section was that two of the camp's members,
Lee  Crenshaw  and  Lewis  Mills, had ancestors who fought in the battle
there.  The site was first  marked  many  years  ago  by  a  simple  but
eloquent  stone  marker  topped  with historical text written by Douglas
Freeman.                                                                

Our last cleanup was to have been done in  April  but  due  to  the  wet
spring had to wait until May 28th, the 152 anniversary of the battle. We
had heard at our May meeting that some  damage  had  been  done  to  Mr.
Freeman's marker but could not believe our eyes at the total destruction
which we witnessed when we arrived.  Fortunately no damage was  done  to
the  metal  marker carrying Freeman's words.  This led me to contact the
Richmond Times Dispatch, since Freeman had been their editor at the time
he  was  working  on  the  monument  project.   I was hoping for just an
opinion letter to be published but instead they turned it over to  their
Hanover  County  reporter who met with me at the church and later had an
article published about the monument.  The article did not say  anything
about the restoration of the monument but the minister at the church was
told by VDOT that it would be replaced within three months.  Let's  hope
that  when we return in the fall we will see this beautiful marker fully
and beautifully restored.                                               


Paul and I will both miss the next meeting.   2nd  Lieutenant  Commander
Trinite  with  be  in  charge.   The  program  promises  to  be  a  very
interesting one so I encourage you to attend.                           
							 Andy

Art ADJUTANT'S REPORT

Our May meeting featured Teresa Roane speaking on "The Davis Family  and
Their  Relationship  with  People of Color".  She provided a very lively
talk concerning the Davis  Family  and  their  relationship  with  their
workers.   This  talk  was  very interesting, informative and provided a
great deal of information about The Davis family.                       

On behalf of our Camp, Andy Keller issued  a  $500.00  Scholarship  this
month  to  the  outstanding  Senior History Student, Oakley Mize, at the
Douglas S Freeman High School.                                          

Thanks to the following members who  participated  in  the  Annual  Road
Cleanup on May 28, 2016, Lee Crenshaw, Gene Golden, Linny Kammeter, Andy
Keller, Lewis Mills and Walter Tucker.  The road  cleanup  presented  an
extra challenge this year as it had to be re-scheduled several times due
to weather issues.                                                      


We installed our newest member, Leon D.  Williams.  Leon's  ancestor  is
Mitchell Carter Bralley a member of the 45th Infantry Company D.        

							Art   

GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247

NEXT MEETING - Tuesday, June 21, 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 JUNE SPEAKER


"Fort Harrison & the Battle of Chaffin's Farm"
by
Doug Crenshaw

Doug is a strategic IT sourcing  manager  who  has  studied  history  at
Randolph-Macon  College  and  at  The  University  of  Richmond.   He is
currently a volunteer for the Richmond National Battlefield Park.   Doug
is an avid history enthusiast.  He is a member of the Richmond Civil War
Roundtable, is a speaker, a presenter and a tour leader.  His book, Fort
Harrison  and  The  Battle  of  Chaffin's  Farm,  was  nominated  in the
nonfiction category for a Library of Virginia Literary  award.   He  has
also  written  The  Battle of Glendale: Lee's Lost Opportunity, which is
currently at the publisher, and is working  on  several  books  for  the
Emerging Civil War series.                                              



OUR MAY PROGRAM


"The Davis Family and Their Relationship with People of Color"

Teresa Roane, Librarian and Archivist at the  United  Daughters  of  the
Confederacy,  opened  her  presentation  about  Jefferson  Davis and his
relationships with people of color by showing us a picture of an obelisk
dedicated to Davis at Fairview, Kentucky, his birth place.  This obelisk
is the fifth highest in the country.                                    

Jefferson Davis was the youngest of ten children and was mentored by the
oldest,  his  brother  Joseph  Emory  Davis.  The Davis brothers treated
their slaves well.  They arranged for a white Methodist minister to lead
services.   They  set  up a court system by which the slaves disciplined
themselves.  The Davises had a doctor attend to their medical needs.    

Most outstanding slave was Benjamin T.  Montgomery (1819-1877).   Joseph
Davis   recognized  his  ability  and  made  him  manager  of  Hurricane
Plantation.  There was a mutual respect between these  two  men.   Ben's
son  Isaiah (1847-1924) received an education and became successful.  As
head of the Colored State Fair Association, he invited  Jefferson  Davis
to attend.                                                              

When Sherman came through their part of Mississippi, the Montgomerys and
other Davis slaves refused to follow him.                               

James Henry Jones was captured with  Jefferson  Davis  in  Georgia.   He
received  from Varina Howell Davis a nice cane inscribed "To my friend."
Jones dedicated the cornerstone  at  the  Jefferson  Davis  monument  on
Monuments Avenue in Richmond.                                           

Frederick McGinnis also received a cane inscribed "To my friend."       

Jim  Limber  was  a  young boy who played with the Davis children at the
White House of the Confederacy.  Also known as James  Henry  Brooks,  he
disappeared from history when The War ended.                            

Robert  Brown  came  from Brierfield Plantation and lived with the Davis
family until he died.                                                   

When Jefferson Davis died, Varina received a condolence letter signed by
many former slaves.  This letter is in the archives at the Museum of the
Confederacy.                                                            

The relationships and actions of former slaves show that  the  depiction
of  Jefferson  Davis  as a racist and bigot is without foundation.  That
won't stop today's uninformed Morally Superior Brigade  from  describing
him that way.                                                           
                                                      Walter
May Meeting Attendance: 25

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 June 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        

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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