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THE VOICE OF GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247, SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
VOLUME 18, ISSUE 8,           September 2016
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A quick jump to the articles in this issue:
Commander's Comments, Adjutant's Report, September Program (next), July(last),
Camp Officers, Longstreet's First Corps, Coming Events Links,

Andy COMMANDER'S COMMENTS

Thank you for your support this summer to my call to action for  funding
of  headstones  for  forgotten Confederate soldiers.  19 members stepped
forward to contribute $3,450.  This created the ongoing Corporal William
Henry  Cowardin  Southern  Valor Memorial Fund.  A small portion of this
seed money was used to sponsor a headstone for Private Jack Mackin. That
headstone,  along  with  12  others  to  Confederate  Soldiers,  will be
formally dedicated at 1:00 pm, October 1 at the Shockoe  Hill  Cemetery,
4th  and  Hospital Streets.  Your attendance would be appreciated.  This
is one of the two cemeteries you see on your right as you enter Richmond
from  the  east  on  I-64.   Our next step is to identify other unmarked
graves and then apply to the VA  for  headstones.   There  are  many  in
Hollywood  Cemetery  that  can  be  marked  for  a  cemetery fee of only
$100.00.  If you would like to serve on a  committee  to  help  research
these veterans and apply for their headstones please let me know.       

Speaking  of veterans, I am initiating a new section of the War Horse to
recognize our veteran members.  Please e-mail or  mail  me  a  photo  of
yourself  in  uniform  along  with a brief summary of your service to be
published in The Old  War  Horse  and  on  our  Facebook  site.   Mailed
photographs  will  be  scanned  and returned to you (write your name and
address on the reverse side).                                           


This month's veteran is Linny Kammeter who was deployed to Viet Nam from
1965-1967.                                                              
							 Andy

Art ADJUTANT'S REPORT

Our July meeting featured Will Glasco speaking on "The Battle of  Gaines
Mill."                                                                  

July marks the end of our financial Fiscal Year.  Having been successful
with hosting the Virginia S C V Convention, we close this  year  out  in
good  financial  condition.   In  addition  we  recently  started  a new
memorial fund titled   William H. Cowardin/Southern Valor Memorial Fund.
This  fund  is  designed  to  pay for the installation of cemetery grave
markers  to  honor  Confederate  Veterans.   Thus  far  we  have  raised
$3,450.00  in  contributions  and we will have our first installation on
Saturday, October 1st at the Shockoe Hill Cemetery in honor of Pvt. John
P.  "Jack"  Mackin,  a  private  in  the  24th Georgia Infantry.  He was
fatally wounded at Malvern Hill.                                        

November is the  month  for  Officer  Elections  in  our  Camp.   Please
remember  it is your right and privilege to run for any office positions
in our Camp.  I request any members that are considering to run for  any
office please contact me of their intentions to do so.                  

Our Camp is in need of a member to fill the position of Chaplin.        

No Camp meeting was held during the Month of August.                    
							Art   

GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247

NEXT MEETING - Tuesday, September 20, 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


On Saturday 8 October we plan to meet at Enon United Methodist Church on
Studley Road, Route 606, Hanover County at 10 AM.  Please E-mail me that
you will help.  Thanks, Walter: 1635navy@gmail.com                      

OUR SEPTEMBER SPEAKER


"The Election of 1860"
by
Waite Rawls

Waite is the new President of the American Civil War Museum  Foundation.
He  became  the  Co-Chief  Executive  Officer  of the American Civil War
Museum with its 2013 combination with the  Museum  of  the  Confederacy,
where he had been President since 2004.  Taking that job was a switch of
careers, as he decided to make his former  avocation  into  his  current
vocation.                                                               

Formerly,  he spent thirty years as an investment banker in New York and
Chicago, including being a Senior Managing Director at Chemical Bank and
the  Vice  Chairman  of  Continental Bank.  Additionally, he has been an
Adjunct Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology and a Visiting
Professor at the Darden School (University of Virginia).                

Mr.   Rawls is a Trustee of the Camp Foundation, a former Trustee of the
Civil War Trust and  of  the  Jamestown-Yorktown  Foundation,  a  former
Trustee  and  President  of the Alumni Association of the Darden School,
and a former member of the Board of Visitors of  the  Virginia  Military
Institute,  the  VMI  Foundation,  and  the  VMI Alumni Association.  He
currently serves on the Board of Essex Bank.                            

A native of Franklin, Virginia, he has a BA from the  Virginia  Military
Institute and his MBA and JD from the University of Virginia.           

OUR JULY PROGRAM



Will Glasco described Gaines's Mill as arguably the  biggest  but  least
talked  about  attack of The War.  It was surrounded in quick succession
by savage fighting at Beaver Dam Creek, Glendale, and Malvern Hill.  The
battle, taking place on 27 June 1862, was the first true slugfest in the
eastern theater.                                                        

General Robert E.  Lee had been in  command  of  the  Army  of  Northern
Virginia  less  than a month.  Lee referred to wounded General Joseph E.
Johnston's absence as only temporary, but he began immediately  to  make
changes.   He  realized  that  he  had  little  time  to  end the age of
Confederate army retreats.  He added more  discipline,  reorganized  the
artillery,  and  changed  the  day  to  day  schedules  of his soldiers,
including picket duty instead of having large bodies of troops on  alert
at  all  times.  He ordered earthworks to be dug.  His plan was to throw
the bulk of his Army north of the  Chickahominy  River  to  destroy  the
weakened  right  flank  of Yankee General George B.  McClellan's Army of
the Potomac.                                                            

McClellan urged Washington  to  send  him  more  troops,  but  President
Abraham  Lincoln  and  his  Secretary  of  War  Edwin  M.   Stanton were
constantly in fear of leaving Washington exposed,  particularly  in  not
knowing  the  location  or  mission of Major General Stonewall Jackson's
Shenandoah  Valley  Army.   The  bulk  of  Yankee  Major  General  Irvin
McDowell's Corps was retained on a line between Richmond and Washington,
spending most of its time around Fredericksburg.                        

Lee summoned Jackson from the Valley to attack the right flank and  rear
of Brigadier General Fitz John Porter's Fifth Corps.  On 26 June Jackson
had not shown up, and  a  Confederate  attack  at  Beaver Dam Creek  was
repulsed.                                                               

The  next  day  McClellan  switched  his  supply  depot from White House
Landing on the Pamunkey River to Harrison's Landing on the James  River,
depriving Lee's plan of a tangible objective.                           

Confusion  led  Jackson's men to about face.  Porter's Yankees were atop
Turkey Hill along Boatswain's Swamp.   Porter  set  up  three  defensive
lines.   Soldiers of Major General A.  P.  Hill's Light Division were in
contact with the Yankee enemy for 12 hours.                             

Around 7 PM the largest  Confederate  assault  took  place.   Lee  found
Brigadier  General  John  Bell  Hood  and asked him if his Brigade could
break the Yankee position.  Hood replied, "I will try." His  Texans  and
Georgians  caused  the  first  line  of Yankees to turn and run, causing
other lines to fall like dominoes.                                      

Casualties were staggering on both sides.  Dead bodies were everywhere. 

N.  J.  Brooks, a Georgia cavalryman, wrote home after the  battle,  "If
people  could  see  the  chaos, the tragedy, the horror of battle, there
would be a tenfold greater clamor for peace  than  there  ever  was  for
war."                                                                   
                                                      Walter
July Meeting Attendance: 17

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 2016 - 12 September 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 American Civil War Museum at Tredegar
and the
White House of the Confederacy
www.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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