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THE VOICE OF GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247, SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
VOLUME 21, ISSUE 4,           April 2019
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A quick jump to the articles in this issue:
Commander's Comments, Adjutant's Report, April Program (next),
March Program (last), Camp Officers, Longstreet's First Corps, Coming Events Links,

Andy COMMANDER'S COMMENTS

We had another glorious day for our headstone dedication on April 7.  We
had  28  people  there  for  the  presentations and the dedication of 33
headstones including one for Private Algernon  Tyler  who  died  at  the
Confederate  Soldiers  Home in 1919.  His descendant, Barbara Spears and
her husband, Dennis Spears,  traveled  from  Maryland  with  friends  to
participate  in  the  program.   I  would  also  like  to thank Paul and
Pricilla Sacra,  Brian  and  Taylor  Cowardin,  Brian  Jones  and  Linny
Kammeter  for  their parts in the ceremony.  As before the participation
of the General W.  C.  Wickham Color Guard with David Hinton on bagpipes
added immensely to the grandeur of the ceremony.                        

We  now have only enough money left in the Corp.  William Henry Cowardin
Southern Valor Fund for another 11 headstones  and  some  50  have  been
identified  for  marking,  so  if  you  would  like  to see this project
continue please make your contributions to the fund.  On a more negative
note, we have been advised that the VA is seeking to prevent the marking
of additional graves, so time is of the essence.  Any  funds  which  are
contributed and cannot be used will be returned.                        
							Andy   


Art ADJUTANT'S REPORT


The April meeting will be held on Tuesday, 4/16/19  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 held a Grave Headstone ceremony at Hollywood Cemetery on  April
7, 2019.                                                                

The  VA  State  S  C V Convention will be held from April 26-28, 2019 in
Colonial Heights, VA.                                                   

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   

GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247

NEXT MEETING - Tuesday, April 16, 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 APRIL SPEAKER


"The Confederate Medal of Honor"
by
Henry Kidd

Henry is a life-long resident of Colonial  Heights,  Va.   He  graduated
from  Virginia  State  University  with  a BS in Art Education, served 6
years as a Sergeant in the Army Reserves and retired from Philip Morris.

He is a nationally known artist with his works displayed in museums such
as  West  Point,  the Virginia Historical Society & the MOC.  Henry is a
member of the 12th Va.  Infantry reenactor  unit  and  portrays  General
Lewis  Armistead  at  Gettysburg Reenactments.  He was recognized by the
Va.  General Assembly with a Joint House &  Senate  Resolution  for  his
artwork  and  efforts  aiding  the  September  11th victims.  He was the
official artist for the 150th anniversary of the battles  of  Gettysburg
and  Cloyd's Mountain.  He is the past Va.  State Commander and National
Commander of the Army of Northern Virginia Sons of Confederate Veterans.

OUR MARCH PROGRAM


"'We are Virginians':
Richmond's Antebellum Militias and the Secession Crisis"

Dr.  Gregg Kimball of the Library of Virginia and  author  of  "American
City,  Southern  Place," told us that pre-War militia units were akin to
social clubs.  Manliness and brotherhood were important concepts.       

Richmond was an immigrant city, and some of the militia units  consisted
of members of similar background, such as Irish or German.              

The  Richmond  Light Infantry Blues served in 1800 upon the discovery of
Gabriel's revolt.  Militia units also served at the time of Nat Turner's
rebellion.                                                              

The  Richmond  Grays  were more working class than the Blues.  The Blues
abolished drinking, but that didn't last very long, and  temperance  was
abandoned.                                                              

George  W.   Munford, a Virginia politician and militia leader, believed
that "America was a Union of States, a union of sovereigns, a  union  of
equals,  a  union  of love and not of force, a Union to protect life and
liberty and property; a Union whose power is given and power restrained,
and  power attained; a Union where each star shines with its own lustre,
undimmed by the others, with no difference between them."               

Many reciprocal militia visits were  with  northeastern  cities.   These
visits produced goodwill and respect.                                   

George  Washington  was  an international icon associated with cities of
America's northeast.  Militias attended the  dedication  of  the  George
Washington monument in Richmond's Capitol Square in 1858.               

In  that  same year militia units participated in the reburial of former
President James Monroe in Hollywood Cemetery.  Several  New  York  units
attended,  since Monroe had been buried there prior to the moving of his
body to Richmond.  Virginia Governor Henry A.  Wise was a driving  force
in arranging the reburial.                                              

Virginia  militia units were sent to Harper's Ferry in 1859 to deal with
the John Brown raid.  That was a polarizing event.   Before  that,  many
Virginians  did  not  bear  ill  feelings toward the North.  As feelings
hardened,  these  Virginians  said,  "Where  Virginia  leads,  we  shall
follow."                                                                

After  secession  in  1861,  many  militia  units  became  part  of  the
Confederate Army.                                                       
							Walter   

March Attendance: 20

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: Linny Kammeter 270-2177 Judge Advocate: VACANT Quartermaster: VACANT 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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