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THE VOICE OF GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247, SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
VOLUME 21, ISSUE 7,           July 2019
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A quick jump to the articles in this issue:
Commander's Comments, Adjutant's Report, July Program (next),
June Program (last), Camp Officers, Longstreet's First Corps, Coming Events Links,

Andy COMMANDER'S COMMENTS

Many thanks again to Les Updike who spoke to the camp on  the  topic  of
West  Virginia  or west Virginia.  As we all know, prior to the war what
is now West Virginia was part of our Virginia, although  with  different
demographics.   Most  of the slaveholding population was in the east and
for years there had been animosity over that as well as  Virginia's  tax
policy.   When  the Virginia Convention voted on the issue of Secession,
the western counties were the main, if not the only hold outs,  but  not
all  of  them.   A  number  who  had voted to secede from the Union were
grabbed by the counties that wanted to secede  from  Virginia  and  were
incorporated   into   its   illicit   boundaries.   Les  went  into  the
constitutional requirements which had to be met and made it clear that a
lot  of  sleight  of  hand  was necessary to allow the state to be split
including the approval of Virginia's government.  In order  to  make  it
work,  a new illegitimate government had to be created which Lincoln was
eager to allow.  What was not so clear to me was why any of this was  at
all  essential to the Union war effort or Republican party, since anyone
could still choose to fight on either side in  the  war  and  Virginia's
votes  were  not  really  needed  by Congress.  In the long run, the two
Virginia's now have two additional electoral votes which  West  Virginia
used to offset ours in the last election.  Good for them.               

							Andy   

Art ADJUTANT'S REPORT

The July meeting will be held on Tuesday, 7/16/19  in the  NEW ROOM  at 
our usual location, Roma's Restaurant. (The new room is to the right all
the way to the back.)                                                   

The 2019-2020 Dues statements have  been  mailed  out  to  each  member.
Please  follow  the instructions on the form and mail the entire form to
my attention listed at the bottom of the page.  Dues are to be  paid  no
later than August 31, 2019.                                             

There is no meeting for our Camp in August.                              

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,  The Heritage Defense Fund, and
Southern Valor Monuments Fund.                                          
							      Art   

GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247

NEXT MEETING - Tuesday, July 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 JULY SPEAKER


H.V."Bo" Traywick, Jr.

My presentation will be on the diary of my great-grandmother's  brother,
who  was killed at the Battle of Savage's Station during the Seven Days'
Battles in 1862.  He kept a diary from the time he volunteered to  serve
in  the  3rd  Regiment,  South  Carolina  Volunteers, the day after Fort
Sumter was fired on, until the time he was killed.  His diary  was  with
his remains when his father came up to get him and bring him back home. 

His sister had it published in 1916 for the family and surviving members
of  his  command,  and  our  copies  are  showing  their  age, so I have
re-published it, divided it into chapters, and  added  context  from  D.
Augustus Dickert's History of Kershaw's Brigade.  Dickert also served in
the 3rd SC.                                                             

A native of  Lynchburg,  Virginia,  "Bo"  graduated  from  the  Virginia
Military  Institute  in  1967  with  a degree in Civil Engineering and a
Regular Commission in the US Army.  His service  included  qualification
as  an  Airborne  Ranger,  and  command  of  an Army Engineer company in
Vietnam, where he received  the  Bronze  Star.   After  his  return,  he
resigned  his  commission  and  ended  by  making  a career as a tugboat
captain.  During this time he was able to earn a Master of Liberal  Arts
from  the University of Richmond, with an international focus on war and
revolution.  He currently lives in Richmond, where  he  writes,  studies
history,  and  occasionally  commutes  to  Norfolk to serve as a tugboat
pilot.                                                                  

In addition to several articles and  letters  published  in  Confederate
Veteran  magazine,  and several essays with the Abbeville Institute blog
and the blog site "Reckonin'," he  has  published  one  of  the  sixteen
essays  in  the  Society of Independent Southern Historian's educational
booklet Understanding the War  Between  the  States.   Prompted  by  the
recent  assaults  on  Confederate  monuments, he has published a booklet
entitled The Monumental Truth: Five Essays on Confederate  Monuments  in
the   Age   of   Progressive   Identity  Politics  (2018).   He  is  the
author/editor of five books: Empire of  the  Owls:  Reflections  on  the
North's  War  against  Southern Secession (2013), (which is in its third
printing); Road Gang: A Memoir of Engineer Service  in  Vietnam  (2014);
Virginia  Iliad:  The Death and Destruction of "The Mother of States and
Statesmen" (2016);  A  Southern  Soldier  Boy:  The  Diary  of  Sergeant
Beaufort  Simpson Buzhardt 1838-1862 (2016); and Starlight on the Rails:
A Vietnam Veteran's Long Road Home  (2018),  all  published  by  Dementi
Milestone  Publishing.  Two of his books have been awarded the Jefferson
Davis Gold Medal for History by  the  Virginia  Chapter  of  the  United
Daughters  of  the  Confederacy, one of which has also been commended by
the Virginia General  Assembly  for  its  scholarship.   All  books  are
available on order from the publisher, from Amazon, from bookstores, and
from the author's web site: www.hvtraywickjr.com                        


OUR JUNE PROGRAM


"West Virginia or Western Virginia?"
by
Les Updike

(See the COMMANDER'S COMMENTS for comments about Les' talk)

June Attendance: 13

Save the date 12/3/19

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.

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 - July 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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