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THE VOICE OF GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247, SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
VOLUME 20, ISSUE 9,           October 2018
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A quick jump to the articles in this issue:
Commander's Comments, Adjutant's Report, Field Trip, October Program (next),
September Program (last), Camp Officers, Longstreet's First Corps, Coming Events Links,

Andy COMMANDER'S COMMENTS

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

Art ADJUTANT'S REPORT

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   

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

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.

GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247

NEXT MEETING - Tuesday, October 16, 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 OCTOBER SPEAKER


'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.                                       

OUR SEPTEMBER PROGRAM


"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 #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        
Preston Nuttall                                                         

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
Virginia Division of the SCV and the Old Dominion Voice

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