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THE VOICE OF GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247, SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
VOLUME 18, ISSUE 9,           October 2016
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A quick jump to the articles in this issue:
Commander's Comments, Adjutant's Report, October Program (next), September (last),
Camp Officers, Longstreet's First Corps, Coming Events Links,

Andy COMMANDER'S COMMENTS 20161001.jpg

I attended the dedication for Private John Mackin's grave  last  Sunday,
October  9,  2016.  I say his grave rather than his marker since, due to
other work priorities, the marker still has not been  installed  by  the
City  of  Richmond.   If  this was Petersburg I would worry about having
been flimflammed but being that it is Richmond, I am sure Joe  Morrissey
will  make  sure it is installed promptly after his election.  On second
thought since he does not  think  a  stature  of  Jefferson  Davis  even
belongs  on  Monument  Ave.   since  he  was  not a Virginian he may not
support a grave marker for a Georgia private either.  I did  ask  to  at
least  be shown the area where the grave is located and found that it is
very prominently located to the left of the entrance road in the area of
the  dead  tree  and  another  Georgia  soldier's grave.  The Friends of
Shockoe Hill Cemetery will add a photo to his Findagrave  Memorial  once
it is erected.  While researching this article I may have found the next
two markers to sponsor with the Cowardin  Honor  Fund.   There  are  two
other  Mackins  buried  in Richmond, both in Hollywood cemetery and each
still unmarked.  One is also named John Mackin and the other  is  Peter.
All  three  died  in  1862.  I think this coincidence makes them fitting
candidates.  See you next Tuesday at the meeting.                       
							 Andy

SAVE THE DATE: Our December Banquet will be Monday, December 12, 2016
(More info in the next Old War Horse)

Art ADJUTANT'S REPORT

Our July meeting was held on July 19, 2016 at the usual location, Roma's
Restaurant.   Will  Glasco of the Preservation Virginia was our featured
speaker.  He talked about "The Battle of Gaines Mill".  Unfortunately, I
was  not  able  to  attend  as  I  had  a  previously  scheduled  family
commitment.                                                             

Dues renewal is underway in full force.  I want to remind everyone  that
dues are due no later than October 31, 2016 even though they were mailed
out late.  Please submit the  renewal  form  and  adequate  dues  amount
payable to General James Longstreet S C V Camp #1247 to my attention.   
							Art   

GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247

NEXT MEETING - Tuesday, October 18, 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 15 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 OCTOBER SPEAKER

"Soldiers AT Your Doorstep"
by
Larry Chowning

Larry, a historian and lecturer, is author of nine books.  He  was  born
and  raised  in Middlesex County, Virginia and studied journalism at the
University of Richmond where he  graduated  in  1972.   He  has  been  a
general  assignment  reporter  at  the  Southside  Sentinel newspaper in
Urbanna since 1981.                                                     

It was shortly  after  graduating  from  college,  that  Chowning  began
writing  about the Chesapeake Bay region and recording oral history.  In
1999, Soldiers At Your Doorstep - Civil War Lore was published.  Many of
the  stories  in the book were told to him by children and grandchildren
of former Confederate soldiers and  former  slaves.   A  revised  second
edition  of  the  book  was  published in June 2016, which includes four
additional chapters and a new cover.                                    

Larry  and  his  wife  Dee  live  in  Urbanna  in  the  home  that   his
great-grandfather,  Charles  Henry  Palmer  Sr., built on returning home
from the war.  Palmer was a private in Company C  of the  55th  Virginia
Infantry.  Larry and Dee have three children and six-grandchildren.     

OUR SEPTEMBER PROGRAM



Our Camp member Waite Rawls went back to the election of 1852 to lay the
groundwork for the election of 1860.                                    

President  Millard  Fillmore  was not nominated by the Whig Party, which
instead nominated General Winfield Scott.  Democrat Franklin Pierce  was
elected  President.  The Whigs were crushed in both the popular vote and
the electoral college and ceased to exist before the  next  presidential
election.                                                               

President  Pierce  was  not nominated by the Democrats in 1856.  Instead
the Party nominated James Buchanan, who had wide  political  experience.
Buchanan  won a plurality over the new Republican Party's candidate John
C.  Fremont and Fillmore of the Know Nothing  Party.   Most  Republicans
were former Whigs.                                                      

Contention  over the expansion of slavery into the territories dominated
political thinking and discussion for several years.                    

First convention in 1860 was the Democrat in  April.   Being  unable  to
reach  a  consensus,  delegates  from the Deep South walked out, and the
Convention ended.                                                       

In early May the Constitutional Union Party was  founded  and  nominated
former Senator John Bell of Tennessee for President.                    

Later in May the Republicans in Chicago nominated Abraham Lincoln on the
fourth ballot.  William Seward was  the  pre-convention  favorite.   The
Republicans opposed allowing slavery in the territories.                

In June the Democrats reconvened and nominated  Stephen A. Douglas.  The
bolted Southern Democrats nominated John C.  Breckenridge.              

In the 6 November election, Lincoln carried 17 states, all in the  north
and  west.   Breckenridge  carried  11  states,  including  Delaware and
Maryland.  John Bell carried  three  states,  Kentucky,  Tennessee,  and
Virginia.  Stephen A.  Douglas, who finished second in the popular vote,
carried only one state, Missouri.                                       

The Electoral  College  elects  the  President.   The  popular  vote  is
meaningless.                                                            
            ELECTORAL VOTE             POPULAR VOTE
CANDIDATE         #          %               #              %  
Lincoln         180         60.2         1,865,908         39.8
Breckenridge     72         24.1         1,380,202         29.5
Bell             39         13.0           848,019         18.1
Douglas          12          2.7           590,901         12.6

     TOTALS     303        100.0         4,685,030        100.0
                                                      Walter

September Meeting Attendance: 20

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.

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, Longstreet Camp General Fund and Corp.
William  Cowardin/Southern  Valor  Memorial  Fund.   As  you  know,  our
cumulative  listing  starts  in  July of each year and we do not meet in
August.                  1 July 2016 - 10 October 2016                  

Brian Cowardin         Leroy Crenshaw,III     Jerold Evans      
Michael Hendrick       Phillip Jones          Crawley Joyner,III
Andy Keller            Peter Knowles,II       Lewis Mills       
Conway Moncure         Floyd Mozingo          Stephen Parsons   
Joseph Price           Waite Rawls,III        James Smith, Sr.  
Ed Trope,Jr.           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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