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THE VOICE OF GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247, SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
VOLUME 21, ISSUE 2,           February 2019
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A quick jump to the articles in this issue:
Commander's Comments, Adjutant's Report, February Program (next),
January Program (last), Camp Officers, Longstreet's First Corps, Coming Events Links,

Andy COMMANDER'S COMMENTS

The UDC has a long heritage of preserving history and ensuring that  our
Confederate  ancestors were remembered as honorable citizens.  It may be
easy to become discouraged at a time like this,  but  we  must  remember
that  raising  the  funds  for  Confederate  monuments  was  not easy in
Southern states where the economies had  been  devastated  by  the  War.
However, the citizens decided that the monuments were of such importance
that they focused their efforts and raised the money to remember the men
who  defended  them  from  invasion and suppression.  We owe it to those
soldiers, and the citizens who raised the money to honor them, to ensure
that   Confederate   monuments   and  memorials  continue  to  stand  as
testimonials to the human spirit.                                       

At this time, Virginia Division SCV  has  raised  approximately  $30,000
toward the legal fees associated with the Charlottesville court fight to
prevent the removal of the statues of General Robert E.  Lee and General
Thomas  J.   "Stonewall"  Jackson.  This battle is going well, but it is
experiencing delays due to various motions that must be addressed  prior
to  the  actual  trial.  The anticipated total cost is expected to be in
the $100,000 range.  Legal battles are not cheap.   The  Charlottesville
case  is  being watched by all jurisdictions in the Commonwealth.  It is
expected to set a precedent that will determine if local governments are
allowed  to  remove  Confederate  monuments.   We  must join together to
support Virginia Division SCV in their efforts to maintain the  Lee  and
Jackson  monuments in their current location in Charlottesville.  Please
do what you can to support these efforts.  If we stand together, we  can
make a difference.                                                      

Donations made out to Virginia Division SCV may be sent to:

William J. Graham, III
Treasurer             
P.O. Box 605          
Orange, VA 22960      

In the memo line, please write "Virginia Division Heritage Defense Fund"
to ensure your donation is allocated to the Charlottesville legal fees. 

							Andy   

Art ADJUTANT'S REPORT

The Feburary meeting will be held on Tuesday, 2/19/19 in the NEW ROOM at
our usual location, Roma's Restaurant. (The new room is to the right all
the way to the back.)                                                   

The January speaker was unable to attend the meeting as he had a medical
issue.   Our  Commander, Andy Keller provided the Camp with a talk about
the History of Hollywood Cemetery and the headstones our  Camp  has  had
installed.                                                              

To date, 58 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   

December Dinner



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GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247

NEXT MEETING - Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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 FEBRUARY SPEAKER


"STATES RIGHTS - What are they, Where did they come from,
and Where did they go?   Or Did They?"
by
Les Updike

BRIEF BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH
Native of Lynchburg, Virginia
EDUCATION BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE
Vocational Electricity & Electronics Diploma: E.G. Glass High School    
Central VA C C: A.S. Degree, Summa Cum Laude, General Studies           
John Tyler C C: A.A.S. Degree, Summa Cum Laude, Mortuary Science        
Tennis Instructor: Central Virginia Community College: (1976-1987)      
Moody Bible Institute:                                                  
    Scofield Bible Course and Advanced Gospel Studies.                  
Calligraphy Instructor:                                                 
    City of Lynchburg & Campbell County Adult Education Departments     
Dog Obedience Training Instructor: Lynchburg Dog Owners' Club.          
He retired from AT&T as  a  Communications  Technician  with  38  years'
service.                                                                
MILITARY
3RD Class Petty Officer, Electronics Technician, U.S. Navy (1960-1965)  
PROFESSIONAL LICENSES
2ND Class FCC Radio-Telephone Operators License                         
Board  Certified  Mortician:  National  Conference  of  Funeral  Service
Examination Boards                                                      
MEMBERSHIPS
Member of the Maj. Gen. Wm. McCain International Headquarters Camp 584, 
Columbia, Tennessee 
Past 2nd Brigade Commander, Virginia Division, SCV                      
Past Member: Gen. James Longstreet Camp 1247, SCV                       
River Road Baptist Church                                               
American Legion                                                         
Mended Hearts International                                             
Richmond Shape Note Singers                                             
FAMILY
He and his wife Barbara, who is also a member of both the DAR  and  UDC,
have two sons, three grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.        
INTERESTS
His hobbies include: a capella singing of old  time  shape  note  music,
playing  golf  with  his  buddies,  Bible  study, cruise ship vacations,
tracing his genealogy, and all  things  Confederate.   He  is  also  the
author of the Confederate Poem  Tis' For You, Dear Sir                  

OUR JANUARY PROGRAM


"History of Hollywood Cemetery and the Headstones"
by 
Andy Keller

Our scheduled speaker was unable to attend our meeting  due  to  medical
issues.   Camp commander Andy Keller pinch hit and spoke about Hollywood
Cemetery.                                                               

Hollywood was opened in 1849, but did not become important until  former
President James Monroe was reinterred there in 1858.                    

The  graves  of  Confederate  soldiers  were  initially marked by simple
wooden crosses bearing the name of each soldier.  These rotted away with
the  passage of time.  The UDC began to record the names and published a
list, unfortunately containing  errors,  in  1869.   Chris  Ferguson  of
Winchester  painstakingly  researched  all  the graves and published his
findings in "Southerners at Rest."                                      

Hollywood includes the remains of 18,000 Confederate military personnel.
Private  Henry  L.  Wyatt, the first soldier killed in The War, lost his
life at the Battle of Big Bethel.                                       

Our Longstreet Camp has obtained markers for many buried in  Section  K.
The  first was Private Henry A.  Blue of South Carolina, who died 9 July
1861.  The last was 1st Sergeant Horace B.  Johnston,  mortally  wounded
at  Appomattox  on  9 April 1865.  In October 2018 our Camp dedicated 60
headstones, honoring soldiers who defended their  principles  and  their
Constitution.                                                           

While  we were disappointed that the scheduled speaker could not be with
us, Commander Keller reminded us of the great work  that  our  Camp  has
done at Hollywood.                                                      

Upon  completion  of  the  February  Old  War  Horse, Commander Keller's
complete notes will be sent to you via email.                           
							Walter   

January Attendance: 16

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: Lenny Kammeter 270-2177 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 - February 2019                     

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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