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THE VOICE OF GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247, SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
VOLUME 21, ISSUE 6,           June 2019
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A quick jump to the articles in this issue:
Commander's Comments, Adjutant's Report, June Program (next),
May Program (last), Camp Officers, Longstreet's First Corps, Coming Events Links,

Andy COMMANDER'S COMMENTS

As you may recall Henry Kidd spoke at our May meeting but there were  so
many  stories  on  Medal  of Honor recipients that they could not all be
included in last month's speaker report.  Two who  I  was  not  familiar
with  were  both  members of the Coleman Scouts in Tennessee.           

Confederate Roll of Honor: Confederate Medal of Honor

Coleman Scouts: The Eyes and Ears of the Army of Tennessee

The first was young Sam Davis for whom our SCV Youth Camp is named.  Sam
was barely 21 but seemed much younger.  He was captured in November 1863
and taken to Pulaski, Tennessee.  The Yankees wanted him to identify his
commander  and  to  tell  them where he was hiding.  It so happened that
Coleman was in the next cell, but they didn't know who he was.  Sam  was
very  polite  but refused to give them the information that they wanted.
The Union general then wanted to question him  but  when  he  would  not
cooperate threatened to hang him as a spy.  Sam said he would rather die
than betray his commander.  They next put a Union spy in  with  him  who
was  pretending  to  be  a  Confederate  but  that  did not work either.
Finally, they put a noose around his neck and again threatened  to  hang
him  if  he  would  not  talk.  He kept his silence and he was hung.  He
became famous in Tennessee and became known as  the  "Boy  Hero  of  the
Confederacy".   Private  Davis  was  awarded  the very first Confederate
Medal of Honor in 1977.                                                 

The second was Private Dewitt Smith Jobe.  He was captured  one  morning
in  late  August 1864 while sleeping in a cornfield.  He also refused to
say who is commander was, so they threatened  to  blind  him.   When  he
would  not  talk, they did blind him.  Next, they cut out his tongue for
not answering their questions.  Finally, they tied him to one  of  their
horses  and  dragged  him through the corn field until he was dead.  Now
people think waterboarding is a war  crime,  the  Yankees  knew  how  in
inflict real torture.                                                   
							Andy   

Again this year our camp provided the sound system for the celebration of Jefferson Davis' Birthday June 1st at Hollywood Cementery.

Art ADJUTANT'S REPORT

The June meeting will be held on Tuesday, 6/18/19  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 May meeting was  held  on  May  21  at  our  usual  location  Roma's
Restaurant.   Our  Speakers  were  Beth  and  Chris Houlihan of Historic
Haunts.  Their topic was, "Prisons & Hospitals of Civil War Richmond.   

Our camp recently awarded two $400.00 Buck Hurtt Scholarships to the two
outstanding History Students at Douglas Freeman High School.  The  award
winners  were  (Abe)  Abdelrhman  Fouad El Abbassi and Adam Notley.  Abe
will be attending J Sergeant Reynolds Community College and Adam will be
attending the University of Virginia.                                   

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.                                     

Heritage Defence - It was discussed  in  the  last  newsletter  that  we
wished  to  make  a  contribution  to the mounting legal expenses of the
fight to  uphold  Virginia's  current  veterans  monument  laws  and  in
particular  save the Confederate monuments in Charlottesville.  To date,
we have collected $900 from Camp  members.  It would be good  to see  us
contribute  $1,000  or  more so please send in your contributions to me,
Art Wingo or even better bring a check with you to the meeting.         
Art Wingo                
1414 Patriot Circle      
Glen Allen, VA 23059-4532
							      Art   

GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247

NEXT MEETING - Tuesday, June 18, 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 JUNE SPEAKERS


"West Virginia or Western Virginia?"
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 MAY PROGRAM


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

Uncivil Wards - Richmond was unprepared for the impact of the  war  that
came  to  Virginia  in 1861.  It needed space for thousands of prisoners
and thousands of more patients in hospitals.  Among the facilities  that
were  created,  which  we  learned  more about at our last meeting, were
Belle Isle Prison.  Originally intended for 3000, it grew to  over  9000
and  Libby  Prison which began as a tobacco warehouse.  It was bought by
Captain James Libby from Maine well before the  war  thus  immortalizing
his  name.   He converted it into a Ships Chandler since it backed up to
the canal basin.  He also owned a prominent home  at  the  edge  of  the
nearby  hill  that  also  took  on  his surname.  Although he moved back
north, his sons fought for the Confederacy and rented  the  building  to
the  Confederate  government.  They used it to initially house 360 Union
officers.  It too quickly grew well beyond its  capacity  and  gained  a
grim  reputation  for  the suffering caused by the overcrowding.  Nearby
was another primarily civilian prison called Castle  Thunder  which  was
used  by  the  government  to  hold  in men and women as well as African
Americans.  Hospitals included the Chimborazo Hospital on  Church  Hill,
Winder  Hospital  just  west  of  Hollywood Cemetery, as well as various
hospitals operated by the individual state governments for soldiers from
their  states.   These  hospitals were eventually closed well before the
end  of  the  war  and  incorporated  into  Confederate  government  run
hospitals.   Many  of these old hospital buildings still stand today and
can be seen on tours offered by our May speakers from Richmond  Historic
Haunts.                                                                 
							Andy   

We were impressed enough to plan our  December  3rd  Supper  at  Patrick
Henry's Pub this year with Richmond Historic Haunts.                    

The  plan  so far is 3-course meal with storytelling in between courses.
The History Dinner tickets will be $35 each.                            
(Save the date 12/3/19. More info will be given later in the year.)

May Attendance: 19

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 - June 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           Andy Keller             

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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