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THE VOICE OF GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247, SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
VOLUME 19, ISSUE 4,           April 2017
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A quick jump to the articles in this issue:
Commander's Comments, Adjutant's Report, April Program (next),
March Program (last), Camp Officers, Longstreet's First Corps, Coming Events Links,

Andy COMMANDER'S COMMENTS

April is traditionally a month to celebrate our Southern  heritage.   We
can   now  celebrate  since  our  first  order  of  Confederate  Soldier
headstones are currently being installed at Hollywood Cemetery and  more
are  to  come.   Later this year, we will host a dedication ceremony for
them.  On the 22nd of this month Art Wingo, Chris Trinite and  hopefully
myself will represent the Camp at the Virginia Division Convention where
we should again be named and "Outstanding Camp" and  hopefully  we  will
bring  home  other awards as well.  The following Saturday, April 29, we
will again clean our beautiful section of Studley  Road.   If  you  have
never  participated  in this event please do so.  There is no better way
to get to know your fellow Camp members and many hands make the work  go
quickly.  Unfortunately I will miss this event since I need to return to
Philadelphia.                                                           

Our daughter, Andrea, and her husband had their second son on  April  3.
He  was  3  lbs.   2  oz.  and nine weeks premature with heart, lung and
kidney issues.  They named him Owen because he is a little  fighter  and
he  is still fighting for his life.  I hope to be at the meeting Tuesday
but may miss the May meeting as we are trying to  alternate  weeks  here
with the other set a parents.  We ask for continued prayers for Owen and
his parents.                                                            
							 Andy

[Road Cleanup Help Still Needed,  if  you  can  help  please  notify  me
(Walter)  by email 1635navy@gmail.com or telephone 360-7247 that you can
help with the road cleanup on Saturday 29 April]                        

Art ADJUTANT'S REPORT

Our March meeting was held on March 21,  2017  at  the  usual  location,
Roma's  Restaurant.   Walter  D  Tucker,  a  member of our camp, was our
featured speaker.  He  provided  a  very  informative  talk  on  Lincoln
Greatest  Journey.   Seventeen members and three guest were attended the
meeting.                                                                

The Virginia Division S C V 2017 convention will be  held  April  21-23,
2017,  at  the  historic  Berry  Hill Resort and Conference Center, 3105
River Road, South Boston, Virginia 24592.  More information can be found
- John M.  Jordan Camp 581 Halifax Virginia.                            
johnmjordanscv.org/docs/SCV-Convention-2017-Documents.pdf

Thanks to all of the members that made contributions to the  Buck  Hurtt
Scholarship  Program.  Their contributions made it possible to provide a
scholarship this year equal to other years.                             
							Art   

GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247

NEXT MEETING - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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


"Sailor's Creek"
by
Colonel Greg Eanes, USAF (Retired)

A native of Nottoway County, Virginia, Colonel Greg Eanes  retired  from
the  Air  Force  in  August  2011  after nearly 34 and one-half years of
service.  He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for  meritorious  wartime
achievement  in DESERT STORM, an Oak Leaf Cluster to the Bronze Star for
work in Afghanistan and other wartime recognitions for work in Iraq  and
the  Global  War  on  Terror.   He  holds  a Master's Degree in Military
History from American Military University.                              

A regional military historian, Colonel Eanes has authored 20  books  and
monographs  most  of  which  are centered on military activities as they
relate  to  Virginia  and  Virginians.   (His  books  are  available  on
Amazon.com)  As a business and community leader he was active in helping
develop Southside Virginia's  regional  tourism  infrastructure  through
historic preservation and interpretation activities to include the Lee's
Retreat and Virginia's Retreat consortium, the Wilson-Kautz  Raid  Civil
War  Trails  Driving Tour, lobbying for establishment of a new visitor's
center at Sailors Creek Battlefield Historic State Park and lobbying for
Staunton   River   Bridge  Battlefield  State  Park  funding.   He  also
facilitated the acquisition of about 35 acres of additional  battlefield
property  at  Sailor's Creek with funding from the Civil War Battlefield
Trust.  As the public relations officer  for  the  Sons  of  Confederate
Veterans  Centennial in Richmond in 1996, Eanes coined the phrase, "Blue
plus Gray equals Green"  to  highlight  the  economic  benefits  of  War
Between  the  States  tourism  --  currently  over $2 billion a year ---
making the case to  community  leaders  that  historic  preservation  in
support  of  heritage  tourism  is  also  an  economic  development, job
creation and job preservation measure.  Colonel Eanes  was  awarded  the
'Key  to  the  City'  of  Chase  City  for his efforts in developing the
Wilson-Kautz Driving Tour.                                              

He is a recipient of the UDC National Defense Medal, the UDC Global  War
on  Terror  Cross  of  Military  Service  and  the  UDC  Jefferson Davis
Historical Gold Medal for his research, writings and  declamations.   He
participated  as  a  speaker  at  the  February  2015 'Minorities in the
Confederacy' symposium hosted by the Georgia  Civil  War  Commission  at
Chickamauga.  He is the Mayor of the Town of Crewe.                     

He and his wife Rose have been married for over 32 years.  They have two
adult daughters, one son-in-law  and  a  two-year  old  grandson  and  a
two-month old grandson.                                                 

OUR MARCH PROGRAM



Noah Andre Trudeau's excellent book "Lincoln's Greatest  Journey:Sixteen
Days  that  Changed  a  Presidency,  March  24-April  8,  1865" provided
material for Longstreet Camp member Walter Tucker's talk  at  our  March
meeting.                                                                

Yankee  Lieutenant  General  Ulysses  S.   Grant  arrived  at City Point
(present day Hopewell) with the Army of the Potomac in  June  1864.   He
chose  not  to dwell in the spacious Appomattox Manor plantation home of
the Eppes family, but lived in a tent.  While he was away in Washington,
his   subordinates   built   a  cabin  which  served  as  his  home  and
headquarters.                                                           

Mrs.  Grant persuaded the General to invite President Abraham Lincoln to
visit him.  Mrs.  Lincoln and son Tad accompanied the President in River
Queen with  warship  USS  Bat  as  naval  escort.   The  ships  departed
Washington  at  1  PM  on Thursday 23 March 1865 and arrived at Fortress
Monroe at 11:45 AM the next day.  They arrived at City Point at 9:00 PM.

On Saturday 25 March the  presidential  party  took  a  train  to  Globe
Tavern.   Lincoln  reviewed  some  troops and rode over part of the Fort
Stedman battlefield.                                                    

MGEN Phil Sheridan visited Grant the next day and received  approval  of
his  request  to  remain  with the Army of the Potomac rather than being
sent to North Carolina to join MGEN William Tecumseh Sherman's  Army  of
Tennessee.  The presidential party reviewed soldiers at Aiken's Landing.
Mary Todd Lincoln, riding with ladies  in  an  ambulance,  became  angry
because  the  wife  of  MGEN Edward Otho Cresap Ord rode with the men on
horseback.  The first lady's anger carried over to the next day.        

Sherman arrived on the 27th and met with Grant, Lincoln, and RADM  David
Dixon  Porter.   Grant  refused  Sherman's  request  for the Army of the
Potomac to defer further action until Sherman's Army would  arrive  from
North  Carolina.   In  a  meeting  the next day Lincoln told an anecdote
which implied that he would prefer Jefferson Davis leaving the country.

Secretary of State William H.  Seward called on  Lincoln  on  31  March,
fearing that Lincoln would offer the Confederates a peace deal.         

On  1  April  Lincoln  sent  two  messages  to Secretary of War Edwin M.
Stanton to have a coachman waiting for the arrival in Washington of Mrs.
Lincoln.                                                                

On  Sunday  2  April  the  Yankee  6th Corps broke the Confederate line,
leading to the Confederate abandonment of Petersburg and Richmond.      

Lincoln, with an escort of only 12 sailors, visited Richmond on 4 and  5
April.   Large  crowds  of  recently freed slaves led the authorities to
give him greater protection.  He  met  with  Confederate  representative
Judge  John  A.  Campbell, but nothing could be accomplished because the
latter had no instructions or authority from Jeff Davis.  Mrs.   Lincoln
accompanied  the  President  on  a tour of Petersburg on 7 April.  River
Queen and USS Bat departed at 11 PM on Saturday 8 April and  arrived  in
Washington  the next day.  Palm Sunday.  Lincoln received a message from
Grant at 9 PM with the happy news that Lee had surrendered.             

                                                      Walter
If you would like to see/hear Walter's talk it can be found on youtube:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL0YTus0Bi4&feature=youtu.be

February 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.

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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, 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 - 16 March 2017                  

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.  
Chris Trinite          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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