THE OLD WAR HORSE
THE VOICE OF GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247, SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
VOLUME 21, ISSUE 3, March 2019
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
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
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
"'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.
"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 #1247Commander: 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.
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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
Visit the American Civil War Museum at Tredegar and the White House of the Confederacy www.acwm.org