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

Andy COMMANDER'S COMMENTS

We had a glorious day for our headstone dedication on October  21.   The
had  34  people  there  for  the  presentations and the dedication of 59
headstones.  I am working on 12 new  application  now.   Thanks  to  the
efforts  of past Commander Taylor Cowardin, we recently received a grant
of $3,000 from the Order of the Southern Cross for additional headstones
at  Hollywood Cemetery.  I hope to include comments from my presentation
in future newsletters, but there are several other importation topics  I
want to address today:                                                  


	The next meeting will be our bi-annual election.   We  currently
	still   do  not  have  candidates  for  Quartermaster  or  Judge
	Advocate.  I have  offered  my  services  as  Secretary  of  the
	Richmond  Civil War Roundtable, so I have little time to pick up
	new responsibilities for the Camp so some of these functions may
	have to go unprovided if no one wishes to step up.              

	Due to all the rain the Studley Road cleanup has been  moved  to
	November  17  so if you were not available earlier then you have
	another chance to get involved.  Let Walter Tucker or me know.  

	Finally  get  your  reservations  and checks in for the December
	Banquet.  See the October War Horse for the reservation form  or
	just send your check for $47 per person to Art Wingo.           
							 Andy

Art ADJUTANT'S REPORT

The November meeting will be held on November 20, 2018 IN A NEW ROOM  at
our usual location, Roma's Restaurant. (The new room is to the right all
the way to the back.)                                                   

Our speaker was  Art  Wingo  presenting  the  talk  on  "The  Battle  of
Franklin, TN".  Present at our meeting were 17 members and four guest.  

As mentioned in the Commander's Comments.  Our Camp provided a headstone
dedication on October 21st at 3:00 at Hollywood Cemetery.  The event was
well  attended.   Thanks  to  our Commander Andy Keller for all the hard
work he put towards making this event happen.                           

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

Our  December Banquet will be held on December 4th at the Westwood Club,
6200 West Club Lane, Richmond,  VA.   Cost  is  $47.00  per  person  and
Reservation  form  (found on the October Old War Horse) and funds should
be sent to Art Wingo.                                                   

To date, 59 members have renewed their membership with  our  camp.   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

Will be re-scheduled in the spring.
						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, November 20, 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 NOVEMBER SPEAKER

"The Controversial John S. Mosby, Esq."
by
Chuck Young

Chuck Young was raised in northern Fauquier County, Va.,  the  heart  of
Mosby's  Confederacy.   He  is the former Director of the John S.  Mosby
Museum Foundation in Warrenton, Va.  And the former Historic Interpreter
at  Pamplin  Historical  Park  in  Dinwiddie  County.   Chuck was also a
seasonal NPS historian at Ford's Theatre and  at  the  Fredericksburg  &
Spotsylvania  National Parks.  Chuck is currently the Visitor engagement
Supervisor at the ACWM in Richmond.                                     

OUR DECEMBER DINNER SPEAKER


"Mayor Mayo's Surrender of the City of Richmond"
by
Alyson Taylor-White

Alyson is an award-winning journalist, historian and educator with  deep
roots  in  Virginia.  She was editor of the magazine the Virginia Review
for 25 years where she travelled all over  Virginia  interviewing  state
and  local  officials  from  local  courthouses  to  the  statehouse  in
Richmond.  This work, and the wonderful people she met  along  the  way,
resulted in valuable insights into Virginia's rich history.             

In  2011,  she  became  accredited  as  an  adjunct  instructor  at  the
University of Richmond.  She has since created and taught  a  curriculum
for both the School of Professional and Continuing Studies and the Osher
Institute.  These courses are for busy individuals who desire  to  learn
more about and engage with their community.                             

She has served on many nonprofit boards of directors including the Press
Women of Virginia and the Eppington Foundation.                         

She has worked with and for most major museums in the  Richmond  region,
and continues to develop skills as a historical educator and interpreter
at sites like the Library of Virginia, Virginia Historical Society, John
Marshall  House,  St. John's Church,  Valentine Museum, and  Edgar Allan
Poe Museum.                                                             

Shockoe  Hill  Cemetery,  A  Richmond  Landmark  History  was   recently
published  by  History  Press of Charleston, South Carolina.  The oldest
city-owned burial ground was founded in 1822, and is the  resting  place
of  many  fascinating  occupants  including Chief Justice John Marshall,
Union Spy Elizabeth Van Lew, and Revolutionary War hero Peter Francisco.
Just about everyone Edgar Allan Poe loved (and some he did not love) are
there as well.                                                          

OUR OCTOBER PROGRAM


"For The Want Of A Working Bridge"
by 
Arthur(Art) C. Wingo

Our Camp member Art Wingo, drawing on his  research  and  visit  to  the
battlefield,  showed  slides accompanying his talk about the 30 November
1864 battle of Franklin, Tennessee.                                     

Following his defeat in the Atlanta  Campaign,  Confederate  LTGEN  John
Bell  Hood  hoped to lure Yankee MGEN William T.  Sherman into battle by
disrupting his railroad supply line from Chattanooga to Atlanta.  Sherman
did not fall for the bait.                                               

Hood  then  led  his  Army  of  Tennessee from Alabama, hoping to defeat
Yankee forces at Nashville and move into Kentucky.                      

Hood was opposed by his West Point classmate MGEN  John  M.   Schofield,
commander of the Yankee Army of the Ohio, who was hoping to beat Hood to
Nashville.                                                              

During the night of 29 November, Schofield  passed  by  Hood's  Army  at
Spring  Hill.  Hood was furious at his subordinate commanders and blamed
them for the Yankee army's escape.  The subordinates discouraged  Hood's
planned  frontal assault against Yankee lines.  The ever aggressive Hood
paid no attention.  It was  late  afternoon  of  30  November  when  the
Confederates began to move.                                             

Schofield  decided to defend Franklin with his back to the river because
he had no pontoon bridges available which would have enabled his men  to
cross the river.  His army was well entrenched.                         

A  number  of  Confederates  broke  through  Yankee lines, but were then
repulsed.                                                               

Severe fighting took place around the Carter House, where many civilians
were  in  the  basement.   The  Confederates  were  hampered  by  strong
osage-orange abatis and by Union artillery.  Wounded Confederate soldier
Tod Carter died in the house in which he was born.                      

Ferocious  fighting  went  on  until  well  after dark.  The fields were
covered with dead and severely wounded men of both armies.  Yankee  MGEN
George H.  Thomas ordered Schofield to bring his army to Nashville.  The
devastated Confederates were in control of Franklin, but the  enemy  had
escaped again.                                                          

Fourteen   Confederate   generals  and  55  regimental  commanders  were
casualties.  Most famous was  MGEN  Patrick  Cleburne.   The  bodies  of
Cleburne  and  several other dead generals were laid out on the porch of
nearby Carnton Plantation.                                              

Several soldiers who survived the battle said that the carnage  was  the
worst they'd ever witnessed.                                            

Hood  took  his army to attack Nashville, but its fighting effectiveness
had died at Franklin.                                                   
							Walter   

Note: More information about the battle is available on Wikipedia and in
several  books,  a  recent  one by James R.  Knight published in 2009 as
part of the Civil War Sesquicentennial Series.                          

September 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 2018 - November 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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