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THE VOICE OF GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247, SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
VOLUME 18, ISSUE 10,           November 2016
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A quick jump to the articles in this issue:
Commander's Comments, Adjutant's Report & December Dinner, November Program (next), October (last),
Camp Officers, Longstreet's First Corps, Coming Events Links,

Andy COMMANDER'S COMMENTS

Richmond Confederate Monuments - Part II
Earlier in the year I began a series on endangered Confederate monuments
but  have  not  had a chance to continue it until now.  In the heyday of
the Sixth  Street  Marketplace  and  the  golden  age  of  the  Richmond
Coliseum,  the  Richmond  Infantry  Blues Monument was one of Richmond's
most visited monuments.  This monument is  the  newest  monument  to  an
organization that had a prominent role in the War Between the States and
even refers to its service using that name for the war.  It  also  lists
the  unit's  service  up  until  the  Berlin  Crisis in 1962.  It is not
mentioned, but the unit also saw service in Gabriel's Rebellion in 1800,
against  Nat Turner in 1831 and in guarding John Brown after his capture
at Harper's Ferry.  In 1861 they were incorporated into the  Confederate
Army.   The  monument  was  placed  between the Blues Armory, where they
trained, and the new Coliseum shortly after its construction as part  of
the  failed  Six  Street  Marketplace  movement of the 1970's.  With the
demolition of the marketplace and proposals to build a new coliseum, the
future  of  this  monument  may well be up in the air, but as it has not
been here for as long as other area monuments perhaps  there  may  be  a
better  location  but I would rather see it stay by the armory which was
their historic center of activity.                                      

The Camp's biannual officer elections  will  be  held  at  our  November
meeting,  but  the  installation  of officers will occur at our December
12th meeting.  Therefore the process should not  take  up  much  of  the
meeting  time.   Please  attend  and  take  part  in this important camp
business.                                                               

Amendment to the Camp Constitution and Bylaws:                          
The camp will be asked to vote on this amendment to its Constitution and
Bylaws  at  the  December  12th  meeting.   This would change the Annual
Meeting requirement to a Bi-Annual  (or  every  two  years)  and  better
define the purpose of the meeting.                                      

Modified section:                                                       
Section 1 Bi-annual Meeting.  The bi-annual meeting of the Camp shall be
held  in  the  month  of November of each evenly numbered year and shall
occur at the regularly scheduled meeting time.  The principal purpose of
this  meeting  shall be the election of officers.  If this meeting shall
not be held at this time, it shall be  held  within  a  reasonable  time
thereafter.                                                             
							 Andy

Art ADJUTANT'S REPORT

Our October meeting was held on October 18, 2016 at the usual  location,
Roma's  Restaurant.   Larry  Chowning  was  our  featured  speaker.   He
provided a  most  interesting  talk  on  his  book,  "Soldiers  at  Your
Doorstep."                                                              

To  date  62  members have renewed their membership with our Camp.  Dues
renewal ended on October 31, 2016.  However if you have  not  paid  your
dues  thus  far  the  late  fee  is  being waived for a short time and I
encourage anyone that has not paid to do so immediately.  Please  submit
the  renewal  form  and  adequate  dues  amount payable to General James
Longstreet SCV Camp #1247 to my attention.                              

It's time to sign up for our 2016 Christmas Banquet/Ladies
Night on December 12th at the West Wood Club starting 6pm

"Going Back: Returning to Fields of Glory"
Beth Parnicza

Beth is 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.                            

Click here to goto the RSVP form, print it, fill it out, and mail it
along with a check to Art for our December 12th Dinner/Program,
MUST be in by 12/3

							Art   

GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247

NEXT MEETING - Tuesday, November 15, 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 NOVEMBER SPEAKER


"Eyes Over The Peninsula"
by
Bryce VanStavern

Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, Bryce came to the American  Civil
War  Museum  in the fall of 2000.  Starting in Visitor Services, working
behind the Museum's front desk, Bryce also quickly started  doing  tours
in  the  White  House  of  the  Confederacy.   During this time Bryce, a
lifelong lover of aviation history, also began working as an educator at
the Virginia Aviation Museum where he developed the program, "The Wright
Stuff" explaining the Wright Brother's use of the scientific  method  to
many  area  school  children.   Bryce's knowledge of the Wright Brothers
garnered him an appearance on The History Channel's "Modern Marvels: The
Technology of Kitty Hawk."                                              

Bryce  took  on the full-time role of Visitor Services Supervisor at the
Museum of  the  Confederacy  in  2003.   He  became  the  Interpretation
Supervisor of the White House of the Confederacy in the spring of 2014. 

OUR OCTOBER PROGRAM



Our October speaker Larry Chowning is a lifelong resident of Urbanna. In
addition  to  being a newspaper reporter for the "Southside Sentinel" he
has written several books about the Chesapeake Bay region.  For his book
"Soldiers  at  the  Doorstep",  Larry interviewed several descendants of
soldiers, citizens, and slaves of the War Between the States era.  Larry
emphasized  the  value  of  oral history as handed down in families.  He
spoke of several of these in our October meeting.                       

Larry's great grandfather Charles Henry  Palmer  of  the  44th  Virginia
Infantry  was  shot  in  the jaw at the battle of Frayser's Farm in June
1862 .  Before starting to operate, the doctor gave Palmer a  bullet  to
bite.   Larry  still  has the bullet with Charles Henry's teeth marks in
it.                                                                     

Sergeant William X.  Smith was shot in the  throat  and  killed  at  the
battle  of  Chancellorsville  5 May 1863.  Family legend has it that his
father, George Smith, sent trusted slaves to  bring  his  body  home  to
Middlesex County for burial.                                            

After Yankee Ulric Dahlgren was killed by Confederates in King and Queen
County  in  May  1864,  Judson  Kilpatrick  sent  1,000  soldiers   from
Gloucester  Point  to  make the local citizens pay for their part in the
battle.  The only building spared from destruction was the tavern.  When
Yankees ordered everyone out of the building, several citizens said that
a sick man was upstairs.   The  Yankees  were  told  that  the  man  had
smallpox, so the Yankees moved on to the next building.                 

When  Kilpatrick's  "mounted devils " came to Middlesex Courthouse, they
found no county records.  Clerk P.  T.  Woodward had successfully hidden
the records.                                                            

The saddest day of The War for Robert Terry Totty was 10 April 1865, the
day he was paroled at Appomattox.  Totty saw a  lovely  young  woman  on
horseback  being  bothered by a triumphant Yankee soldier.  Totty warned
the Yankee not to do something that he would regret.  The Yankee  backed
away and left the young lady alone.  On Christmas Day 1865 Totty married
Mildred Yowlin,  the  young  lady  that  he  had  met  on  horseback  at
Appomattox in April.                                                    

Mr.   Joseph Eubank, owner of Nesting Plantation, came riding toward the
slave shanties just before time to go into the  fields  on  a  memorable
April  day  in 1865.  He said, "Well, you are all free.  The War is over
and lost.  You can go, or you can stay.  If you stay, you  can  live  in
your  houses, and I'll give each family a cow.  I'll want the first calf
from the cow, and you can have the second.  " Most of the former  slaves
stayed.                                                                 

Josephine  and  Helen  Steck,  aged  nine  and  twelve,  of  Middletown,
Maryland, as a special treat of their Easter vacation, were taken to see
the play "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theater  in  Washington  on  14
April  1865.   The girls were thrilled to be seeing the President of the
United States.  They first thought that the shot and  the  leap  of  the
assassin were part of the play.  Reality set in, and they became part of
the mad rush leaving the theater.                                       
                                                      Walter

September Meeting Attendance: 22

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 - 7 November 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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