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THE VOICE OF GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247, SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
VOLUME 20, ISSUE 5,           May 2018
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A quick jump to the articles in this issue:
Commander's Comments, Adjutant's Report, May Program (next),
April Program (last), Camp Officers, Longstreet's First Corps, Coming Events Links,

Andy COMMANDER'S COMMENTS

BATTLEFIELD TRIP - Paul Sacra, our own noted battlefield tour guide, has
offered  to  lead  us  on a trip to Cedar Mountain and Payne's Farm this
summer or fall.  I have been to Cedar Mountain (Culpeper Co.) which is a
beautiful  park  and  have heard Paul's talk on Payne's Farm or Mine Run
(Orange Co.).  A date and cost has not been set for this  activity,  but
if you would be interested and like more information, please let Paul or
Lewis Mills know.  Hopefully there will be a signup sheet  at  the  next
meeting.                                                                
HONORING OUR ANCESTORS
This month we remember some of  our  ancestors  who  fought  during  the
summer  of  1863, highlighting Page's Artillery Battery.  Floyd Lane and
Paul Sacra both had ancestors in Page's  Battery.   Page's  battery  was
organized  in Hanover County in the summer of 1861 with 100 men on their
roster.  It was also known during  the  war  as  Coleman's,  Morris  and
Montgomery's  artillery.   Artillery  pieces  varied during the war, but
primarily consisted of four light 12 pound Napoleons.  During 1863,  the
battery  was  actively  engaged  in  the  battles  of  Chancellorsville,
Gettysburg and Mine Run.                                                

ROLL of HONOR
ANCESTORS of FLOYD and GAIL LANE
Pvt.  William H.  Thacker - wounded at Gettysburg.   Taken  prisoner  at
South  Mountain  during the retreat and held at Fort Delaware prison for
23 months until the end of the war.  Buried at  Forest  Grove  Methodist
Church  cemetery,  Ashland,  VA.   Floyd and I visited his grave earlier
this month.                                                             

Cpl. Joseph T. Mallory -  wounded at Gettysburg.                        
Pvt. Montgomery T. Patterson -wounded and captured at Five Forks.       

Pvt.  Marcellus C.  Lowery - (Gail Lane's  ancestor)  -  captured  after
Gettysburg.   Held  prisoner  at Fort Delaware where he died.  Buried at
Finn's Point National cemetery in Salem, New Jersey.                    

ANCESTORS of PAUL SACRA
Pvt.  Jefferson M.   Sacra  -never  wounded  or  captured.   Paroled  in
Ashland on October 24, 1865.  The last man of Page's Battery to take the
oath of allegiance.                                                     

Pvt.  John S.  Southworth - enlisted 8/19/1861 at age 15 or  16.   Never
wounded  or  captured.   He  joined  the Orange Artillery, Fry's Battery
following the loss of Morris Artillery at Spotsylvania.                 

Pvt.  Andrew F.  Southworth - enlisted 8/3/1861.   Wounded  at  Antietam
and  was  captured  at  Spotsylvania when the battery was overrun at the
Angle.  He served about a year and a half as a prisoner at Ft. Delaware.

If you have a unit you would like to have recognized please let me know.

We had a great crew for the Studley Road Cleanup this morning, Sat 5/5. Thanks to Paul Sacra, Wally Scott, me, Charles Lippy, Walter Tucker, Lee Crenshaw, Art Wingo and Lewis Mills, road chief. Andy

Art ADJUTANT'S REPORT

The May meeting will be held on May 15th, 2018 at  our  usual  location,
Roma's Restaurant.                                                      

Our April was held on March 20, 2018 at Roma's Restaurant.  Present were
16 Camp members and  5  guests.   Alyson  Taylor-White,  award  -winning
journalist  and historian provided a interesting talk titled "Richmond's
Almshouse Becomes A War Hospital".                                      

Paul Sacra and I attended the  59th  Annual  S. C. V. Virginia  Division
convention  in  Roanoke,  VA.  on April 20-22, 2018.  The convention was
hosted by the Fincastle Rifles Camp #1326.                              

During the business meeting officer elections  were  held  and  John  T.
"Johnny"  Neville  was  elected  Virginia Division Commander.  Andrew B.
Morehead was re-elected 2nd Brigade Commander.                          

At the convention, our camp, General  James  Longstreet  #1247,  won  an
Outstanding Camp Award.                                                 

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, May 15, 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 MAY SPEAKER


by
David Shultz

David  Shultz   is   a   licensed   Archivist-Rare-Book   &   Manuscript
sub-contractor  specializing in the American Civil War and other related
military histories.  His personal specific interest  is  the  Gettysburg
Campaign   whereas   two   direct   ancestors   were  attached  to  army
headquarters, Army of the Potomac, while a  third  marched  North  as  a
member  of the medical corps, Army of Northern Virginia.  Dating back to
1996 his publications include "Double Canister at Ten Yards: The Federal
Artillery  and  the Repulse of Pickett's Charge," "Guide to Pennsylvania
Troops at Gettysburg," "The Baltimore Pike Artillery Line  and  Kinzie's
Knoll,"  "The  Battle  Between  the Farm Lanes: Hancock's Ride Saves the
Union Center July 2, 1863" and "The Second Day at Gettysburg: The Attack
and Defense of Cemetery Ridge, July 2, 1863" (Coauthored by Scott Mingus
Sr.).  He is the recipient  of  numerous  civic  and  government  awards
including  special  citations  from  the  House  of  Representatives and
Commonwealth's of Pennsylvania  and of Virginia  for  meritorious public
service   concerning   battlefield   preservation.   This  includes  the
prestigious Jerry Russell Civil War  Congress  Battlefield  Preservation
Award  in  2016  for  helping  save Fisher's Hill in Virginia as well as
Artillery Ridge at Gettysburg.  He is currently working  on  Confederate
Light  Artillery:  The  Gettysburg  Campaign  as  well  as Dr.  Reverend
William N.  Pendleton: The War Years, 1861-1865.   Recently  retired  he
currently resides with his wife, Rosemary, in New River Station, a rural
community outside Jacksonville, NC.


OUR APRIL PROGRAM



Alyson L.  Taylor-White, author of Shockoe  Hill  Cemetery:  A  Richmond
Landmark  History,  told us that Richmond's Alms House was built shortly
before The War and operated by the City as a poor house.  It is  located
on Hospital Street adjacent to Shockoe Hill Cemetery.                   

In  June 1861 the City rented the building to Confederate authorities as
a military hospital.  Its official title was General Hospital #  1.   It
was also called The General Hospital, City Home Hospital, and Alms House
Hospital.                                                               

Dr.  Charles Bell Gibson was chief of surgery at the Medical College  of
Virginia from 1847 until his death in April 1865.  He was an outstanding
surgeon.  In 1848 he performed  the  first  surgery  in  Virginia  using
general anesthesia.                                                     

Dr.  Gibson served briefly as Surgeon-General of Virginia after Virginia
seceded in April 1861.  He became a surgeon in  the  Confederate  States
Army and was surgeon in charge of General Hospital #1.                  

The  hospital's  earliest  use  was  for  wounded Yankee prisoners.  Dr.
Gibson's concern for all wounded was described by Yankee Colonel  (later
Major General) Orlando B.  Willcox, who had been wounded and captured at
First Manassas.  "Dr.  Gibson is a gentleman of  the  old  school.   His
visits  brought sunshine into the wards.  He showed so much care for our
situation in all respects, was so courteous and tender of  our  feelings
and ready to do everything in his power for us consistent with his duty.
He was so skillful in practice that our  feelings  toward  him  amounted
almost to veneration."                                                  

Alyson cited Confederate ladies Captain Sally Tompkins and Phoebe Pember
for their valuable work in caring for  the  wounded  at  other  Richmond
hospitals.                                                              

The capacity of General Hospital # 1 was 500 patients.                  

In  December  1864  the  hospital  was reclaimed by the City, which then
rented it to VMI as its temporary location.                             

The building  suffered  heavy  damage  when  a  nearby  powder  magazine
exploded on evacuation night in April 1865.                             

Yankee authorities took over, and the building was used as a poor house.
It was returned to the City in December 1965 and was used for may  years
as the City Alms House.  It is still in use.                            
							Walter   
April 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: 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


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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.                    July 2017 - May 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

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