THE OLD WAR HORSE
THE VOICE OF GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247, SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
VOLUME 20, ISSUE 3, March 2018
The General James Longstreet Camp is continuing to sponsor headstones for Confederate Soldiers buried in Hollywood cemetery with funds from its Corp. William Henry Cowardin Southern Valor Fund. The current emphasis is on Soldiers Section K at the top of the hill on Confederate Avenue across from the famous black dog monument and near the pyramid. This section was chosen since it was sparsely marked yet was one of the first that visitors come to in the Confederate section. So far 15 new headstones have been installed. Another 17 have been applied for and the installation fees paid. An additional 12 applications are in process of being completed. There is always a need for money funding for this project which costs $100 per headstone for the installation. If you make a contribution of $50 or more to the memorial fund, you may select any of the existing or future headstones in this section to co-sponsor and have your name and/or that of your Confederate ancestor included on the Findagrave memorial. The next time you are in Hollywood Cemetery stop by Section K to see our progress. While there pay your respects to these soldiers, most of whom died in 1861 from disease only weeks after leaving their homes to defend their new country. If you cannot visit in person you can follow our progress via findagrave.com though this special link. or via Google Photos through this special link. (better photos here) Andy
The meeting will be held on March 20th, 2018 at our usual location, Roma's Restaurant. The February meeting was held on the 20th at Roma's Restaurant. There were 17 members and 5 guests in attendance. Our speaker, Henry Kidd provided an excellent talk on "Short Stories Behind the Historical Artwork". The information he provided was both interesting and informative. Please note that Henry has now become an Associate Member of our Camp. We currently have 61 of our members that have renewed their membership. Our Camp is in good financial condition however please consider donating to the Buck Hurtt Scholarship Fund. Art
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
"'We are Virginians': Richmond's Antebellum Militias and the Secession Crisis" by Dr. Gregg D. Kimball, Director of Public Services and Outreach at the Library of Virginia Gregg is responsible for research services, exhibitions, programs, and education at that institution. He holds a Ph.D. degree in history from the University of Virginia and a M.L.S. degree from the University of Maryland, College Park. Gregg is the author of American City, Southern Place: A Cultural History of Antebellum Richmond published by the University of Georgia Press (2000), and has published numerous articles, reviews, and essays on Virginia history and the American South. Dr. Kimball was a curator and historian at Richmond's city museum, the Valentine, for almost ten years, developing and curating numerous exhibitions. He was the chief historian during the Valentine's restoration and interpretation of the Tredegar Iron Works, a National Historic Landmark, which is now the headquarters for the Richmond National Battlefield Park, National Park Service. Dr. Kimball is a veteran of the United States Army and lives in New Kent County, Virginia.
"Short Stories Behind the Historical Artwork" Outstanding artist and Past Virginia Division Commander Henry Kidd displayed several of his paintings and told interesting stories about each at our February meeting. Henry's interest in The War Between The States was kindled by watching as a youngster the television program The Gray Ghost. Henry branched out into Revolutionary War art, depicting an American soldier leaving his home to take up arms for independence. He painted a commissioned work on the furling of the Army Ordnance Department 's flag at the Aberdeen Proving Ground and the unfurling of the flag at Fort Lee. Henry's painting of Robert E. Lee's acceptance of command of the armed forces of Virginia showed Lee with no beard and in civilian clothes. Henry's research leads him to be accurate and reliable in his work. Moving to the sea, he painted CSS Virginia and USS Monitor. Ordinary soldiers and families inspired his works Heart of a Southern girl and Letters Home. Armistead at Gettysburg reminds us of the friendship of Confederate BGEN Lewis Armistead's prewar friendship with Yankee MGEN Winfield Scott Hancock. Of special interest to our Camp is Henry's Longstreet Before the Wilderness. Farewell My Gallant Knight shows Confederate MGEN J. E. B. Stuart bidding his beloved wife Flora farewell in May 1864 on the day before his mortal wounding at Yellow Tavern. Iron Courage and Southern Chivalry has Confederate BGEN Johnson Hagood shooting mounted Yankee Captain Dailey, who is carrying a captured Confederate flag. Dailey miraculously survived. His application for a pension many years later was witnessed by Hagood. These and other Henry Kidd works of art can be viewed on the Internet at the web site henrykiddart.com Walter Link to Art and Stories of Henry Kidd February Attendance: 22
CURRENT CAMP OFFICERS LONGSTREET CAMP #1247Commander: 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: VACANT Quartermaster: Floyd Lane 519-1023 Historian: Gary Cowardin 262-0534 For officer E-mail addresses see our Contact Us page.
PUBLICATIONSWar Horse Editor & Webmaster: Gary Cowardin firstname.lastname@example.org 262-0534 Website: longstreetscv.org
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. July 2017 - March 2018 Arthur Cowardin Gary Cowardin Leroy Crenshaw, III Cecil Duke, Jr Jerold Evans J Harrison Smith Michael Hendrick Phillip Jones Leroy Keller Roger Kirby Lewis Mills Conway Moncure Floyd Mozingo Jim Pickens Stephen Parsons Joseph Price Peyton Roden, Sr Leon Smith Chris Trinite Walter Tucker
Visit the American Civil War Museum at Tredegar and the White House of the Confederacy www.acwm.org