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THE VOICE OF GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247, SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
VOLUME 21, ISSUE 5,           May 2019
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A quick jump to the articles in this issue:
Commander's Comments, Adjutant's Report, May Program (next),
April Program (last), Camp Officers, Longstreet's First Corps, Coming Events Links,

Andy COMMANDER'S COMMENTS

Save the Monuments - We have won round one of the  battle  to  save  the
Charlottesville  monuments  and  by extension all Confederate monuments.
The fight has not been cheap, and the battle is not over.  There are two
more  issues  to  be  settled this year.  One of those is the individual
liability of the Charlottesville city councilors who started the problem
by deliberately seeking to violate the protections provided in state law
for these monuments.  A commentator in last Saturday's  newspaper  wrote
in the city council's defense saying that no one would want to hold such
an office if they could be sued over their votes.   What  he  failed  to
mention is that responsible legislators rarely if ever vote to knowingly
break the law or that when they do it is very expensive for the citizens
who  are  harmed  to  go  to court to protect their rights.  The SCV and
other litigants are seeking is to recover the costs which they have born
in  protecting  our  rights,  but in the meantime, we are running out of
money to continue the fight.  Our Camp needs to follow the lead  of  our
fellow  camps  and  make a contribution to help continue and to win this
fight.  We have received an offer of a sizable donation from one  member
and  I  would  challenge every member of the camp to make a contribution
sizable enough for our camp to make a difference in this fight which may
be  the  most important in our lifetimes.  I will do my bit and hope you
will as well.                                                           

Bring your check to the next meeting or mail it to:                     
Art Wingo                
1414 Patriot Circle      
Glen Allen, VA 23059-4532
							Andy   

Art ADJUTANT'S REPORT

The May meeting will be held on Tuesday, 5/21/19  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 April meeting was held on April 16  at  our  usual  location  Roma's
Restaurant.   Our  Speaker  was  Henry  Kidd  and  his  topic  was, "The
Confederate Metal of Honor"                                             

The VA State S C V Convention will be held from  April  26-28,  2019  in
Colonial  Heights,  VA  and  the  camp was represented by Commander Andy
Keller, 1st Lt Commander Paul Sacra and Adjutant Art Wingo. Longstreet's
Camp received an Outstanding Camp Award for 2018-2019.                  

To date, 60 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, May 21, 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 MAY SPEAKERS


"Prisons & Hospitals of Civil War Richmond"
by
Beth & Chris Houlihan

Beth Houlihan, President Richmond Historic Haunts
Beth's involvement in RVA tourism started  in  2008.   With  degrees  in
Education,  Theater  &  Writing from St.  Lawrence University in Canton,
New York, sharing her passion for history with an  audience  has  always
come  naturally  for  her.   She  is  the President of Richmond Historic
Haunts and acts as the company's creative director and head tour guide. 

Chris Houlihan, Vice President Richmond Historic Haunts
Chris entered the tourism community a couple short years after Beth.  An
engineer  by  trade,  with a degree from Clarkson University in Potsdam,
New York, his interests are rooted  in  the  historic  architecture  and
infrastructure  that contribute to the fabric of modern Richmond.  He is
the Vice President of Richmond Historic Haunts and  is  responsible  for
keeping  things  ticking  behind the scenes.  Occasionally you can catch
him out sharing tales on the tours too.                                 

The Company:
Richmond Historic Haunts Tour Company is focused on sharing the  offbeat
and overshadowed aspects of RVA's history.  The company is the sister of
Haunts of Richmond Ghost Tours, a company  founded  on  the  premise  of
sharing  ghost  stories  with a passion for the history that accompanies
the spirited tales.  As Haunts of Richmond continued to  grow  and  more
stories  were  collected, ghost and history alike, a load of fascinating
little-known information was gathered that  never  quite  fit  with  the
ghost  tour  company.   Nevertheless, there was a strong desire to bring
these tales forward in a way that would do justice  to  the  history  of
Richmond, and those who have lived through it.                          


OUR APRIL PROGRAM


"The Confederate Medal of Honor"
by
Henry Kidd

There was no Confederate Medal of Honor struck during the war.

In 1960 the Sons of Confederate Veterans wanted to fulfill their wishes 
and  create  a  medal  to  be  awarded.  50 of the original designs were
awarded by the 1990s.  Henry did not like the initial design  and  asked
if  he  might redesign it with the great seal of the confederacy and the
center.  Honor duty sacrifice  and  valor  surrounded  the  center  each
pocket of the star standing for a different branch of the military.  The
grey ribbon includes a battle flag and in subdued colors.               

As an example of a recipient of the honor:                              
South Carolina sergeant Richard Kirkland was awarded the Medal of  Honor
for his valor in the Battle of Fredericksburg and for aiding the wounded
on the battlefield he would be known as the Angel of Marye's Heights.   

April Attendance: 14

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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