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THE VOICE OF GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247, SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
VOLUME 20, ISSUE 8,           September 2018
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A quick jump to the articles in this issue:
Commander's Comments, Adjutant's Report, Field Trip, September Program (next),
July Program (last), Camp Officers, Longstreet's First Corps, Coming Events Links,

Andy COMMANDER'S COMMENTS

Fall is almost upon us and with it there will be two special  activities
for  you  to take advantage of.  First on Sunday, October 21 at 3:00 pm,
we will dedicate the 55  Confederate  Veteran  headstones  in  Hollywood
Cemetery's Soldier Section K.  These headstones were provided at no cost
to the Camp by the Veterans  Administration  and  installed  with  funds
generously  donated  to the Corp.  William Henry Cowardin Southern Valor
Fund.  Former Second Brigade Commander, Les Updike, will conduct much of
the program.  The Brig.  General W.  C.  Wickham Camp #2250 will provide
the Color Guard.  If you  would  like  to  be  involved  by  reading  or
pointing out the graves as their names are read, please let me know.    

Next  on Saturday, October 27th will be the battlefield trip to Mine Run
and Cedar Mountain.  That's two important events in one important week. 

We have also applied for a grant from the Order of  the  Southern  Cross
for  $3,000  which  will  allow  us  to  complete  the remaining missing
headstones in Section K.                                                
							 Andy

Art ADJUTANT'S REPORT

The September meeting will be held on September 18, 2018  at  our  usual
location, Roma's Restaurant.                                            

As  usual,  there  was  no meeting held in August.  Our July Meeting was
held on July 17th, 2018 at Roma's Restaurant; the speaker was Robert  E.
L.   Krick  and  the  talk was titled "First Blood Outside Richmond: The
Little-Known Battle of Slash Church in Hanover County.  15 members and 5
guests were present for our meeting.                                    

National,  VA  Div.   and  Camp  dues  for 2018/2019 were to conclude on
August 31, 2018 however it has been extended to September 21, 2018.   If
you have not paid your dues please do so by September 20, 2018.         

To date, 54 members have renewed their membership with our camp.        

There  are  several  events  forthcoming  as mentioned in the Commanders
comments.  Please join us for these events.                             

Our Camp is in good financial condition however please consider donating
to the Buck Hurtt Scholarship Fund.                                     
							Art   

Cedar Mountain & Payne's Farm Battlefields Tour

A field trip by carpool  to  the  Battlefields  of  Cedar  Mountain  and
Payne's  Farm  will  occur  on October 27th with November 10th as a rain
date.  We will leave from the Skipwith United Methodist  Church  parking
lot  on  Skipwith road by Skipwith Elementary School, leaving at 8:15am.
We will visit Cedar Mountain in the morning  and  Payne's  Farm  in  the
afternoon.   Travel  will  be along some of the Union Army routes during
the 1864 Overland Campaign.  There will be fast food and bathroom breaks
along the way.  Please bring your own water, walking shoes and wear long
pants.  It will be a long day in the field with classic  maps  at  hand.
The Camp is asking for a $10 fee per head.                              


Confederate Burial Sites in Virginia
Paul Sacra is assisting the  Va.   Division  with  the  categorizing  of
Confederate  Burial  sites  in Virginia.  Please forward any information
about your family's Confederate burial sites to Paul.  Include  complete
Name,  Birth  Date,  Day  of Death, Highest Rank, Burial Site, County or
City of Burial Site.  Example: John  Leland  Sacra,  b.   05/6/1838,  d.
7/4/1863, Sgt., St.  Paul's Episcopal Church, Henrico Co.  This includes
all of your family soldiers that you know  of,  not  just  the  one  you
entered the Camp under.                                                 
						Paul

GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247

NEXT MEETING - Tuesday, September 18, 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 SEPTEMBER SPEAKER


"America Overthrown"
by
Garland Favorito

Garland is a native Virginian and author of "Out Nation Betrayed".    He
currently  lives near Atlanta where he serves as the volunteer Elections
Director of the Constitution Party of Georgia, and  is  the  founder  of
VoterGA  (Voters  Organized  for  Trusted Elections Results in Georgia).
Garland  is  a  retired  computer  business  analyst  by  trade  and   a
Constitutionalist  through activism.  He is recognized as one of the top
government watchdogs in Georgia.                                        

OUR JULY PROGRAM


"First Blood Outside Richmond:
The Little-Known Battle of Slash Church in Hanover County." 

Outstanding National Park Service historian Robert E.  Lee (Bobby) Krick
told us that the 27 May 1862 Battle of Slash Church (known by Yankees as
the Battle of Hanover Courthouse) was  the  first  major  battle  around
Richmond.                                                               

With  Stonewall  Jackson  unchecked  in the Shenandoah Valley, President
Abraham  Lincoln  kept  Yankee  troops   around   Washington,   DC   and
Fredericksburg.   This  policy  kept MGEN George B.  McClellan's Army of
the  Potomac  from  protecting  his  flank  by  linking  up   with   the
Fredericksburg  troops  under MGEN Irvin McDowell.  The Virginia Central
Railroad was vital to the Confederacy  by  transporting  food  from  the
breadbasket of Virginia.                                                

McClellan  wanted  to  clear eastern Hanover County of Confederates with
12,000 troops under BGEN FitzJohn Porter.                               

Confederate BGEN Joseph Reid Anderson was proceeding south from  Hanover
Junction   to   link   up  with  BGEN  Lawrence  O'Bryan  Branch,  whose
headquarters was at Slash Church.  Branch nabbed two deserters  and  put
them in the county jail.                                                

Fighting  took  place  in  Dr.   Kinney's front yard with the 28th North
Carolina opposing two New York regiments  and  one  regiment  each  from
Michigan and Pennsylvania.                                              

The  Yankees  were facing two separate groups of Confederates.  The 18th
North Carolina drove Yankees away from their guns.                      

Heavy casualties took place as the 37th North Carolina and the 2nd Maine
were shooting at each other through a worm fence.  In one case, three of
four brothers were killed.                                              

Branch, although outnumbered  three  to  one,  was  criticized  for  the
Confederate  defeat.  He requested a court of inquiry, which was refused
by Robert E.  Lee.  Lee felt that the Army  needed  to  operate  in  the
present  and to plan for the future.  Looking back at a completed action
would be a wasteful distraction.                                        

Bobby concluded by saying that there are no markers on the Slash  Church
battlefield.                                                            
							Walter   
July 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


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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 2018 - September 2018                   

Arthur B. Cowardin      Gary F. Cowardin        Leroy Crenshaw, III     
Howard S. Donald        Michael A. Hendrick     Phillip L. Jones        
Crawley F. Joyner       Peter I C Knowles, III  Roger H. Kirby          
Charles Lippy           Lewis Mills             Joseph A. Moschetti     
Floyd G. Mozingo        Stephen A. Parsons      Joseph S. Price         
Peyton H. Roden, SR     Robert L. Ryan          J Harrison Smith, Sr.   
William B. Setzer       Samuel Chris Trinite    Walter D. 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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