THE OLD WAR HORSE
THE VOICE OF GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247, SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
VOLUME 21, ISSUE 8, September 2019
We had the pleasure of hosting H.V."Bo" Traywick, Jr. at our July meeting talking on the diary of his 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 to retrieve his remains and bring him back home for burial. His sister had it published in 1916 for the family and surviving members of his command, but copies were showing their age, so he 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. It is the dream of almost every member of the SCV to have something like this, even one letter, written by their ancestor but few such documents have survived for most families. On October 13th at 2:30 PM we will dedicate a new cohort of 50 headstones along Confederate Avenue in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA. So far, 143 graves in the cemetery have been sponsored by the camp. Please join us for this important landmark in the service of the Camp to the memory of our ancestors. A link to a list of these headstones is provided. Oct. 13, 2019 Dedication: a Virtual Cemetery - Find A Grave Andy
The September meeting will be held on Tuesday, 9/17/19 in our usual location, Roma's Restaurant. (Our room is to the right all the way to the back.) To date, 53 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
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
Teaching the Civil War Era in Museums by Stephanie Fitzwater Arduini When people think of museums, many remember a student field trip they took to a local institution. Students and educators remain a key audience for museums, which requires staff to consider a wide (and sometimes surprising) range of factors when developing a program that will be as impactful and meaningful as possible. Join the American Civil War Museum's Director of Education, Stephanie Arduini, to discover how the museum approaches what they design for students and educators, including how they balance addressing challenges educators face in the classroom with fostering student curiosity about both the past and present. Stephanie Fitzwater Arduini is the Director of Education at The American Civil War Museum in Richmond, VA. Over the last 17 years working in museums, her experience includes work at a the Pacific Science Center in Seattle, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation here in Virginia, and Mackinac State Historic Parks in northern Michigan, and volunteer work with the National Park Service and the National Air and Space Museum. She has a Master's degree in museum education from George Washington University, and a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Michigan.
H.V."Bo" Traywick, Jr. (See the COMMANDER'S COMMENTS for comments about Bo's talk) June Attendance: 16
Save the date 12/3/19December 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 #1247Commander: 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.
PUBLICATIONSWar Horse Editor & Webmaster: Gary Cowardin firstname.lastname@example.org 262-0534 Website: longstreetscv.org
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 2019 - September 2019 Barton Campbell Leroy Crenshaw A Brian Cowardin Gary F. Cowardin Howard S.Donald Michael Hendricks Phillip Jones Crawley F. Joyner, III Andy Keller Peter I C Knowles Conway Moncure Joe Moschetti Preston Nuttall Stephen A. Parsons James N. Pitts Joseph S. Price William Setzer, Jr. James H. Smith, Sr Chris Trinite Walter Tucker
Visit the American Civil War Museum at Tredegar and the White House of the Confederacy www.acwm.org