THE OLD WAR HORSE
THE VOICE OF GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247, SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
VOLUME 20, ISSUE 9, October 2018
Earlier this month I attended the regular October meeting of the Edmund Ruffin Fire-Eater Camp meeting. Susan Hathaway of the Virginia Flaggers was the speaker. One of the reminders she gave was of just how narrow the margin was in the Virginia General Assembly that is needed to protect war monuments. The continuing efforts of the Richmond City Council demonstrate that there are still many who are trying to have them removed. The week before, I had traveled to Connecticut to attend the Fall meeting of the Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence and was given a tour of the original 1633 site of the town of Windsor. Here I learned that it is not only Confederate monuments that are under attack. In the center of the old town square was a monument to Capt. John Mason, who in 1637 led an attack on the Pequot Indians that wiped them out. Eventually a monument was erected to him in Mystic, Connecticut, but as the PC culture grew there were demands for its removal. Fortunately, the folks in Windsor were more appreciative of his efforts and they agreed to take it. One day they will be coming for Washington and Jefferson as well. By the way I also learned that the last slave in Connecticut was never freed and died in 1857. Don't forget the headstone dedication on October 21st at 3:00 at Hollywood Cemetery for the 55 headstones the Camp has had installed. Most of these men died in 1861 with little fanfare. It is high time that we all gathered by their graves to show them the honor that for 157 years has been denied them. Photo attached. Take your pick. Andy
The October meeting will be held on October 16, 2018 at our usual location, Roma's Restaurant. Our September Meeting was held on September 18, 2018 at Roma's Restaurant; the speaker was Garland Favorito and the talk was titled "America Overthrown". 17 members and 7 guests were present for our meeting. National, VA Div. and Camp dues for 2018/2019 concluded as of September 21, 2018. To date, 59 members have renewed their membership with our camp. As mentioned in the Commander's Comments. Our Camp has a headstone dedication on October 21st at 3:00 at Hollywood Cemetery. Our Camp is in good financial condition however please consider donating to the Buck Hurtt Scholarship Fund. Art
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
It's time to sign up for our 2018 Christmas Banquet/Ladies Night on Tuesday December 4th at the West Wood Club starting 6pm Dress: Gentlemen: Coat and necktie Ladies: Appropriate attire Social Hour: 6:00 PM Cash bar Dinner: 7:00 PM Program: 8:00 PM Speaker: Alyson Taylor-White noted Historian and Author "Mayor Mayo's Surrender of the City of Richmond" Click here to goto the RSVP form, print it, fill it out, and mail it along with a check to Art for our December 4th Dinner/Program, MUST be in by Monday 11/26.
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
'The Battle Of Franklin, TN' "For The Want Of A Working Bridge" by Arthur(Art) C. Wingo Art was employed for 37 years with Wachovia Bank and retired 12/31/07 as Vice President and Senior Commercial Loan Officer. He was a Civil War Re-enactor 25 years as a member of the 18th Virginia, Co G, Nottoway Grays, Longstreet's Corps and currently serves as Scholarship Chairman for the Corps. Adjutant/Treasurer-General James Longstreet's Camp #1247, Sons of Confederate Veterans. Treasurer, Richmond Civil War Roundtable, Richmond, VA Master Volunteer with the National Park Service, Richmond National Battlefield since 2008. Work at the Chimborazo Medical Hospital Museum as a guest interpreter. In addition, volunteer as needed at the Tredegar Iron Works Museum and other special events held by the National Park Service in the Richmond, VA area. Provide lectures on the Chimborazo Hospital to various groups in and outside of the State of Virginia.
"America Overthrown" by Garland Favorito Garland opened his power point presentation "America Overthrown" by reminding us that Jeffersonian Democrats occupied the White House for most of the early history of our country. There was a great divide in the nation from its beginning. Hamiltonians believed in: Jeffersonians advocated: a strong central government a limited federal government central banking localized state banks protective tariffs free trade debt for internal improvements balanced budget The South believed that excessive tariffs were unconstitutional. The election of Republican Abraham Lincoln in November 1860 represented a win for the Hamltonians. Beginning in December seven states seceded and became the Confederate States of America. The right of secession was affirmed by Thomas Jefferson in 1800 and later by John Quincy Adams. Secession had been threatened by New England states in protest of the War of 1812. Lincoln in his March 1861 inaugural address referred to "universal law" and the "fundamental law of all national governments." One of the controversies involved Fort Sumter, guarding the Charleston SC harbor. Most other forts in the seven seceded states had been returned to state governments. Authorities in Washington refused to meet with Confederate commissioners who requested that the harbor forts be returned to South Carolina. Major Anderson moved his Union Army base from Fort Moultrie to Sumter. Lincoln decided to resupply Sumter. Confederates fired on the fort 12 April 1861. Lincoln then called for 75,000 volunteers to suppress the rebellion. Virginia, North Carolina, Arkansas, and Tennessee then seceded. On May 24, 1861 Lincoln sent 14,000 soldiers to invade Virginia, the wealthiest, most prosperous state, and the epicenter of Jeffersonian Democratic Republicanism. Garland stated that The War started with this invasion. Garland then told us about numerous unconstitutional actions by Lincoln and his government, including the arrest of newspaper people and legislators who expressed opposition to Lincoln's actions. Walter September Attendance: 24
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 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 Preston Nuttall
Visit the American Civil War Museum at Tredegar and the White House of the Confederacy www.acwm.org