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VOLUME 20, ISSUE 6,           June 2018
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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

Compatriot Lewis Mills was one of  several  members  presented  Virginia
Division awards for their service at our last meeting.  See photo below.
In addition, four of his Confederate ancestors were  recently  named  as
co-sponsors,  with  the  Cowardin  Southern  Valor  Fund, of five of our
headstones at Hollywood Cemetery.  These were  Columbus  Vaughn,  Elijah
Vaughn,  John  Jefferson  Vaughn,  and  James Thomas Vaughn.  His family
members were all from Patrick County.  The last  of  these,  James,  was
much  like  those we are remembering in Hollywood Cemetery.  He enlisted
at age 17 in 1861 and died of pneumonia two years  later  in  Chimborazo
Hospital.   He was buried in an unmarked grave in Oakwood.  I am working
with Lewis to mark that grave, but it may be a challenge.  Unlike  other
cemeteries to which you apply to directly for a veteran's headstone, the
Confederate section of Oakwood is managed by the  Oakwood  Committee  of
the  SCV  Virginia Division.  I have submitted a preliminary application
to the committee but other than being told that my form was out of  date
I  do  not know where we stand.  We will submit a formal application and
see what happens.  The good news is that  since  the  Oakwood  committee
will install the marker for free, it will save that expense, but even if
it cost $200 to install, it might be worth the cost to Lewis to  finally
recognize an ancestor who was lost for over a hundred fifty years.      

 
Meritorious Service Award-Lewis V. Mills (road cleanup)                  
Guardianship Award: Paul Sacra,James R. Pickens,Andy Keller,Peyton Roden 
Brian Cowardin (not pictured)
Andy's award is for coordinating the headstone project.
							 Andy

Art ADJUTANT'S REPORT

The June meeting will be held on June 19th, 2018 at our usual  location,
Roma's Restaurant.                                                      

Our May meeting was held on May 15th, 2018 at Roma's Restaurant. Present
were 17 Camp members  and  4  guests.   David  Shultz  provided  a  talk
"William Nelson Pendleton" "The War Years".                             


Again this year we received the Outstanding Camp Award!

Our  camp  awarded  two  scholarships  this  year to the two outstanding
history students at Douglas S.  Freeman  High  School.   The  recipients
were  Max Markel who will be attending the College of William & Mary and
Jihad Torky will be attending V C U in the fall.   Our  Camp  Commander,
Andy Keller presented the awards to the receiptants.                    

We  mourn  the recent loss of one of our members, Larry Michael Pistole.
Larry and his son Alex are members of our camp.  Larry was a veteran  of
the Vietnam War.                                                        

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, June 19, 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 JUNE SPEAKER


The Campaigns and Battles of Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest
by
Brig. Gen. (Ret.) John Scales

John attended the University of Alabama 1966-70, graduating in 1970 with
a degree in physics and a commission as an infantry lieutenant in the U.
S.  Army.  He graduated from infantry officer basic, airborne and Ranger
schools  before  being assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division.  Later he
led a rifle platoon in combat in Vietnam and joined the  101st  Airborne
upon  return to the US.  Leaving active duty in 1975, he joined the 20th
Special Forces Group of the  Alabama  National  Guard  while  getting  a
master's degree at the University and becoming Special Forces qualified.
Over the years, while first teaching and later working as a scientist in
Huntsville,  he  commanded  a  Special  Forces  A  Detachment,  company,
battalion, and the 20th itself.  He  also  received  a  PhD  in  systems
engineering  from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.  Selected for
promotion to general and assignment to US Army Special  Forces  Command,
he  was  first  the  deputy  commander  and  later the acting commanding
general.  After 9/11 he was assigned to  the  Joint  Special  Operations
Command  and  led  a  Combined  Joint  Special  Operations Task Force in
Afghanistan.  General Scales retired from the military in late 2002  and
continued  his  career  as a scientist in Huntsville, being granted five
patents and publishing three military history books, the latest of which
is on the military career of General Forrest.                           

OUR MAY PROGRAM



David Shultz told us that William Nelson Pendleton was sent to the U. S.
Military  Academy at West Point because an older brother turned down the
appointment.  Pendleton's father was able to secure the appointment  for
William Nelson, who had no desire to be a military officer.             

At  The  Point  Pendleton  became a friend of Jefferson Davis, Joseph E.
Johnston, and Robert E.  Lee, who were one and two years ahead  of  him,
respectively.  Pendleton graduated fifth in the class of 1830.          

Initially,  Pendleton  was assigned to the 2nd U.  S.  Artillery at Fort
Moultrie, near Charleston ,SC.   He  contracted  malaria  and  took  ten
months to recover.                                                      

He  was  assigned  to  Fort  Hamilton  NY  supervising  a group of Irish
immigrants  engaged  in  construction.   Their  control  by  New  York's
infamous  political  machine  Tammany  Hall  made  Pendleton's task very
difficult.                                                              

Pendleton returned to West Point in 1831 to teach math.  On  27  October
1832  he  transferred  to  the  4th  U.  S.  Artillery.  He resigned his
commission 31 October 1833  due  to  the  issue  of  nullification.   He
loathed the Army and the U.  S.  government.                            

As  a  youngster Pendleton had felt a call to the ministry.  He was able
to answer the call after his Army service.  He served  as  a  priest  in
several  parishes.   He  became  rector  of  Grace  Episcopal  Church in
Lexington, VA in 1853.  _ of the VMI faculty joined Pendleton's church. 

In 1860 he published Science: A Witness to the  Church,  which  debunked
Darwin's work.                                                          

On  16  March 1861 Pendleton became a captain in the Regular Confederate
Artillery and commanded the Rockbridge Artillery, a  four  gun  battery.
His  guns  from  VMI  were named Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.  In July
1861 he was promoted to colonel and began serving as chief of  artillery
for  BGEN  Joseph  E.   Johnston's  command  during  the first battle of
Manassas.                                                               

On 26 March 1862 Pendleton  was  promoted  to  brigadier  general.   His
friendship  with Jefferson Davis kept him from being removed as chief of
artillery, which had been recommended by Robert E. Lee.                 

Later,  Pendleton's  assignments  were  basically  administrative.   His
knowledge of artillery was limited.  His strength was as an organizer.  

Pendleton returned to his Lexington church after The War.               

							Walter   
May 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 - June 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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