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THE VOICE OF GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247, SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
VOLUME 19, ISSUE 9,           October 2017
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A quick jump to the articles in this issue:
Commander's Comments, Adjutant's Report, October Program (next),
September Program (last), Camp Officers, Longstreet's First Corps, Coming Events Links,

Andy COMMANDER'S COMMENTS

For many thoughts of the State Fair go to the smell of cotton candy  and
cute  farm  animals,  but  for  me  they  are more inclined to go to the
memories of hundreds of people stopping by the SCV booth to thank us for
what  we  were  doing to protect our monuments and the good names of our
Confederate ancestors.  This month was certainly no exception  as  Floyd
Lane  and  I  spent  the day with Ron Moore and Edwin Ray greeting State
Fair visitors and  asking  them  to  sign  our  petition  to  "Save  our
Monuments".   We  were  also  able  to  share  the  good  news  that the
Charlottesville Court had supporting our  position  that  the  monuments
there  were  indeed  protected  by  state  law.   We  collected  100s of
signature with no negative comments and likely got signatures  from  90%
of  those  who passed by our double wide booth which featured a mountain
howitzer and giant poster of the Jefferson Davis Monument and Robert  E.
Lee  standing  by the rear door of the Lee House.  We also sold a lot of
flags, pins and stickers and collected a sizeable  amount  of  money  in
donations  to  support  the  causes  we stand for.  I would also like to
thank Ray Martin and maybe one other member who went out earlier in  the
week to help man the booth.  It can be an exhausting day but one full of
gratitude to see that there are still many in our society who stand with
us.                                                                     
							 Andy

Art ADJUTANT'S REPORT

Our October meeting will be held on October 17th at our usual  location,
Roma's Restaurant.                                                      

Membership renewals have just wrapped up and we currently have 58 of our
members that have renewed their membership.  For those members that have
not  renewed  at  this time, The VA Division and National are offering a
short grace period for dues.  Any member renewing  after  November  1st.
must pay a reinstatement fee.                                           

Please contact the Adjutant with any questions on dues.                 

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   

It's time to sign up for our 2017 Christmas Banquet/Ladies Night on Tuesday December 5th at the West Wood Club starting 6pm Dress: Gentlemen: Coat and necktie Ladies: Appropriate attire Social Hour: 6:00 PM Cash bar Dinner: 7:00 PM Program: 8:00 PM Speaker: Kelly Hancock of the American Civil War Museum will be speaking about the "Marriage of Hetty Cary and General John Pegram"
Click here to goto the RSVP form, print it, fill it out, and mail it along with a check to Art for our December 5th Dinner/Program, MUST be in by Monday 11/27.

GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247

NEXT MEETING - Tuesday, October 17, 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 OCTOBER SPEAKER


"The Seven Days Battles"
by
Doug Crenshaw
Doug studied history at Randolph-Macon College  and  the  University  of
Richmond.  A volunteer for the Richmond National Battlefield Park, he is
a member of the  Richmond  Civil  War  Roundtable,  and  is  a  speaker,
presenter  and  tour  leader.  His book, Fort Harrison and The Battle of
Chaffin's Farm, was nominated in the nonfiction category for  a  Library
of  Virginia  Literary  award.   Doug  has  also  written  The Battle of
Glendale: Robert E.  Lee's Lost Opportunity, and It Shall not  be  Given
Up!   a  survey  and  tour  of the Seven Days campaign.  He is currently
working on a similar book on the Peninsula  Campaign  for  the  Emerging
Civil War series.                                                       

OUR SEPTEMBER PROGRAM


"The Battle of Peebles Farm"

Randolph Hall Watkins opened his talk on the Battle of Peebles  Farm  by
reminding   us   that   Yankee  LTGEN  U.   S.   Grant  often  initiated
simultaneous attacks north and south of the James River in the  vicinity
of  Richmond  and  Petersburg  during  the siege beginning in June 1864.
Randolph gave each of us helpful maps of the Petersburg area.           

In September 1864 Grant moved to take advantage of GEN Robert E.   Lee's
having  removed units from his right to attempt to retake Fort Harrison.
The western attack by Grant's  army  was  to  be  carried  out  by  MGEN
Gouverneur  Warren's  V Corps and a cavalry division under BGEN David M,
Gregg with units from the IX Corps and II  Corps  in  support.   Gregg's
cavalry had repeating rifles.                                           

Warren's  attack  was  aimed  at Confederate fortifications guarding the
Boydton  Plank  Road  which  was  being  used  to  carry  supplies  into
Petersburg  from  the railhead at Stony Creek.  BGEN Charles Griffin led
the attack near Poplar Springs Church.  His troops quickly captured Fort
Archer  on  the  extreme Confederate right flank.  Lee had to recall the
Light Division from its march toward Fort Harrison.                     

Confederate MGEN Henry Heth's counterattack  routed  the  IX  Corps  and
forced  one  of  its  brigades to surrender.  Warren helped rally the IX
Corps and checked Heth's attack, Heth tried  another  flank  attack  the
next day which was repulsed.                                            

Confederate  defenders lost works.  The Yankees extended the siege lines
past the Peebles Farm area to Fort Fisher and became firmly entrenched. 

                                                      Walter

A video recording of Randy Watkins talk from our September meeting is   
available at this link.  It is in three parts:                          
https://youtu.be/goM87Cmsan8

September Meeting Attendance: 21

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 2017 - October 2017                    

Arthur Cowardin    Gary Cowardin       Leroy Crenshaw, III
Jerold Evans       J Harrison Smith    Michael Hendrick   
Phillip Jones      Leroy Keller        Roger Kirby        
Lewis Mills        Conway Moncure      Floyd Mozingo      
Stephen Parsons    Joseph Price        Leon Smith         
Chris Trinite      Walter Tucker                          

Longstreet Camp Road Cleanup

If you haven't already done so,  please  sign  up  for  our  semi-annual
cleanup  of  our Camp's one mile section of Studley Road, Hanover County
on Saturday 21 October.                                                 

A signup sheet will be available at our 17  October  meeting.   You  may
also sign up by emailing Walter Tucker at 1635navy@gmail.com             

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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