ls-ls-nltr.jpg THE OLD WAR HORSE
THE VOICE OF GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247, SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
VOLUME 20, ISSUE 3,           March 2018
longstreetscv.org
SCV logo

A quick jump to the articles in this issue:
Commander's Comments, Adjutant's Report, March Program (next),
February Program (last), Camp Officers, Longstreet's First Corps, Coming Events Links,

Andy COMMANDER'S COMMENTS

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

Art ADJUTANT'S REPORT

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   

GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247

NEXT MEETING - Tuesday, March 20, 2018

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 MARCH SPEAKER


"'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.                                                               

OUR February PROGRAM


"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 #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: VACANT 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


horseman

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.                    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                          

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

Return to the top of this newsletter
Return to Newsletter Index
Return to Home Page
©2018 James Longstreet Camp, #1247, SCV - Richmond, Virginia