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THE VOICE OF GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247, SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
VOLUME 21, ISSUE 3,           March 2019
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A quick jump to the articles in this issue:
Commander's Comments, Adjutant's Report, March Program (next),
January Program (last), Camp Officers, Longstreet's First Corps, Coming Events Links,

Andy COMMANDER'S COMMENTS

Our  Camp  will  dedicate  its  third  cohort  of  Confederate   Veteran
headstones in a Ceremony on April 7 at 2:30pm.  All members are urged to
attend.   The  program  will  be  at  Hollywood  Cemetery's  Confederate
Soldiers  section  at the crest of Confederate Avenue.  These headstones
were provided to the Camp by the Veterans Administration  and  installed
with  funds  generously  donated  to  the  Corp.  William Henry Cowardin
Southern Valor Fund and the Order of  the  Southern  Cross.   The  Brig.
General  W.   C.   Wickham Camp #2250 will provide the Color Guard.  The
number of headstones to be dedicated  depends  on  how  many  have  been
received  and  installed  by  April  5.   Over  80 new markers have been
ordered to date but I do not expect all to be installed by then.   There
are still a number ordered in November that have not been received yet. 
							Andy   


Art ADJUTANT'S REPORT


The February meeting was held on February  19,  at  our  usual  location
Roma's  Restaurant.   Our guest speaker was Les Updike.  His talk was on
"STATES RIGHTS- What are they, Where did they come from, Where did  they
go?  Or did they?"                                                      

The March meeting will be held on Tuesday, 3/19/19  in the NEW ROOM  at 
our usual location, Roma's Restaurant. (The new room is to the right all
the way to the back.)                                                   

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

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

GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247

NEXT MEETING - Tuesday, March 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 MARCH SPEAKER


"'We are Virginians':
Richmond's Antebellum Militias and the Secession Crisis"
by
Dr. Gregg D. Kimball, Director of Public Services and
Outreach at the Library of Virginia

Gregg is responsible for research services, exhibitions,  programs,  and
education at that institution.  He holds a Ph.D.  degree in history from
the University of Virginia and a M.L.S.  degree from the  University  of
Maryland,  College Park.  Gregg is the author of American City, Southern
Place: A Cultural  History  of  Antebellum  Richmond  published  by  the
University of Georgia Press (2000), and has published numerous articles,
reviews, and essays on Virginia history and  the  American  South.   Dr.
Kimball  was  a  curator  and  historian  at Richmond's city museum, the
Valentine, for  almost  ten  years,  developing  and  curating  numerous
exhibitions.    He  was  the  chief  historian  during  the  Valentine's
restoration and interpretation of the Tredegar Iron  Works,  a  National
Historic  Landmark,  which  is  now  the  headquarters  for the Richmond
National Battlefield Park, National Park Service.   Dr.   Kimball  is  a
veteran  of  the  United  States  Army  and  lives  in  New Kent County,
Virginia.                                                               

OUR FEBRUARY PROGRAM


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

Former 2nd Brigade Commander Les  Updike  raised  four  questions  about
states rights:                                                          
	What are they?
	Where did they come from?
	Where did they go?
	Or did they?

The 1783 Treaty of Paris, which ended the  Revolutionary  War,  did  not
refer  to  the  United  States.  Rather, Britain recognized the thirteen
colonies to be free, sovereign, and independent states.                 

Les said that the noun America refers to a continent, not a nation.     

Patrick Henry opposed the ratification of the  Constitution  because  of
his  fear of a strong federal government.  The Constitution was ratified
in June 1788.  It contained the 10th Amendment, which  gave  the  states
all powers not specifically delegated to the federal government.        

In  February 1803 Chief Supreme Court Justice John Marshall announced in
the Marbury vs.  Madison case that federal  courts  have  the  power  to
invalidate  laws  that  they deem to be unconstitutional.  This made the
federal judiciary the most powerful of the three branches of government.

In the March 1819 in the case of McCullough vs.   Maryland  the  Supreme
Court  ruled  that the Constitution gives the federal government certain
implied powers that are not explicitly enumerated in  the  Constitution.
The  Court  also  ruled  that the federal government is supreme over the
states.                                                                 

During the War Between the States President Abraham Lincoln  contributed
mightily  to  the  expansion  of  powers  by the executive branch of the
government by taking actions which were of  questionable  constitutional
authority.                                                              

The  powers of states were reduced again with the April 1913 adoption of
the 17th Amendment to the Constitution, which provides  for  the  direct
election of U.  S.  senators.  Previously, they had been chosen by state
legislatures.                                                           

All these  actions  point  out  the  increasing  power  of  the  federal
government  and the decreasing influence of the states.  One of the last
powers of the states is the Electoral College, which keeps larger states
from completely dominating presidential elections.                      
							Walter   
February Attendance: 15

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         Jim R. Picken                                   

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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