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THE VOICE OF GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247, SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
VOLUME 19, ISSUE 6,           June 2017
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A quick jump to the articles in this issue:
Commander's Comments, Adjutant's Report, June Program (next),
May Program (last), Camp Officers, Longstreet's First Corps, Coming Events Links,

Andy COMMANDER'S COMMENTS

I apologize for my absence at the last two meetings.  I have a  doctor's
clearance  to  drive  again  so  I  was  able to attend the Memorial Day
program at the Chapel, present with Art Wingo our annual scholarship and
present  our  Camp  Wreath  at  the  Jefferson  Davis  Memorial Program.
Regretfully though I will also miss the June meeting as I will be out of
town  for that meeting.  Hopefully I will be back again in July.  As you
write your checks to pay this year's dues of $55, which I  hope  you  do
very  soon, keep in mind the need to support the various funds listed at
the bottom of the form.  Let me take a moment to explain some of them.  

                                                      Lenny  Andy  Waite

Heritage  Defense  Fund  -  Since  the tragedy in South Carolina and the
removal of the Confederate monument in Danville several years ago,  this
has  taken  on a crucial level of importance since it takes money to pay
the lawyers and court costs of those who must be hired  to  protect  our
heritage, our monuments and our good names.  Our camp has not yet made a
contribution to this fund but many of our members have  and  you  should
all include something for this worthy cause.                            

Oakwood  Cemetery Fund - A portion of your dues already going to Oakwood
Cemetery which is located in  Richmond's  east  end  and  is  the  final
resting  place of thousands who died and almost all of those who died at
Chimborazo Hospital.  Very few of these graves are properly  marked  but
we  have a window of opportunity to now install regulation VA headstones
on each of these graves.  There is a committee which can apply  for  the
headstones  at  no  cost  but  it costs $125 for the City of Richmond to
install each one.  The more funds we can provide, the sooner each  grave
can be marked before the VA funds again go away.                        

The other two funds are the Welfare and General fund which I do not know
much about and have not yet contributed to but that does not  mean  that
they  are  unworthy of your consideration.  All money contributed to any
fund will be used for a worthy purpose.                                 
							 Andy

Art ADJUTANT'S REPORT

Our May meeting was held on May 16, 2017 at our usual  location,  Roma's
Restaurant.  In attendance were 21 Members and 4 guests.                

Our  guest speaker was a member of our own camp, Waite Rawls.  His topic
was Topic: "The Real Cause (and Result) of the Civil War".              

The Camp inducted two new members during our May meeting, Larry  Michael
Pistole and his son, Alex Bennett Pistole.                              

It  is  with  sadness  that  I report the unexpected death of one of our
members, David Pelham George, Jr.  David died in  May  at  his  home  in
Texas.                                                                  

2017  membership  renewal  is  underway  and  all  dues  must be paid by
September 1, 2017.                                                      

On June 1, 2017 Commander Andy Keller  and  myself,  on  behave  of  the
General  James Longstreet S C V Camp #1247, awarded a $500.00 Buck Hurtt
Scholarship  to  the  outstanding   Social   Studies   Student,   Nitish
Vaidyanathan.  Nitish will be attending Stanford in the fall.           

Our Camp is in good financial condition however please consider donating
to the Buck Hurtt Scholarship so we may provide a scholarship  equal  to
those provided in the past.                                             
							Art   

GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247

NEXT MEETING - Tuesday, June 20, 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 June SPEAKER


"Blockade Running During the Civil War"

by
Preston Nuttall

Preston spent 45 years  as  a  professional  investment  manager,  after
getting  a  degree  in  Economics  from the University of Richmond and a
master's degree in Finance from the Wharton  School  of  the  Univ.   of
Pennsylvania.   He  and his wife, Pat, split their time at their home in
the Northern Neck, as well  as  in  Chesterfield  Co.   They  have  four
children and eight grandchildren.                                       

Preston's  family history in Virginia dates to the 17th century.  He has
identified nine ancestors who served in the Confederate Army,  including
two  members  of  Pickett's  Division  who  fought  at  Gettysburg.  His
lifelong hobbies are tennis, the Civil War, and writing.                

OUR MAY PROGRAM



Waite's talk was based on the overlooked outcome of the Civil War, which
he  believes  is  the most important.  Most people today forget that the
American form of government-a democratic republic-was a grand experiment
when  it  was created.  With the mission statement of the Declaration of
Independence, followed by a flawed Articles of Confederation,  the  rest
of  the  world  believed  the  experiment  would  fail,  like the French
Revolution had failed.                                                  

Most people today debate slavery versus state's rights as the cause  and
results  of  the war, but the Civil War was the biggest test of the form
of government itself.  Would it survive or  would  the  U.   S.   simply
balkanize into many smaller nations every time there was a disagreement?
Many people, North and South recognized at the  time  of  the  secession
debates  that the phrase "to save the Union" was too limited in scope-to
the United States alone rather than to the  bigger  proposition  of  the
form of government.                                                     

America  survived  the  test  of  war and emerged to lead the world in a
transition to democracy being the most accepted form  of  government  in
the  21st  century.   Waite  finished  with  saying  that the experiment
continues today,  as  we  seek  "a  more  perfect  Union"  with  changes
continuing  with  time,  pointing  out the example of a woman's right to
vote, which didn't come until 1920.                                     
                                                      Waite
April 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.

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 - June 2017                        

Brian Cowardin         Leroy Crenshaw,III     Jerold Evans      
Michael Hendrick       Phillip Jones          Crawley Joyner,III
Andy Keller            Peter Knowles,II       Floyd Lane        
Lewis Mills            Conway Moncure         Preston Nuttall   
Floyd Mozingo          Stephen Parsons        Jim Pickens       
Joseph Price           Waite Rawls,III        Peyton Roden, Sr. 
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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