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THE VOICE OF GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247, SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
VOLUME 21, ISSUE 9,           October 2019
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A quick jump to the articles in this issue:
Commander's Comments, Adjutant's Report, October Program (next),
September Program (last), Camp Officers, Longstreet's First Corps, Coming Events Links,

Andy COMMANDER'S COMMENTS

Compatriots I'm currently on the  road  in  Atlanta.   Today  I  visited
Kennesaw  Mountain  Battefield  for the first time.  I could not believe
how busy it was but I think most of the people there just  for  exercise
on  its  vast  network  of  trails.  Still, It would be nice to see this
level of activity at the battlefield  parks  around  Richmond.   I  also
visited the Atlanta History Museum to see the restored Cyclorama and the
train  engine  Texas.   Atlanta  still  takes  its  Civil  War   history
seriously.                                                              

On Saturday, October 19th, we will gather for our first road cleanup  of
the  year  on  Studley Road.  We will meet at Enon Church at 10 o'clock.
Please join us for this important Camp project as the more we  have  the
quicker it will be done.                                                

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   

Art ADJUTANT'S REPORT

The October meeting will be held on Tuesday, 10/15/19 in
our usual location, Roma's Restaurant. (Our room is to the right all
the way to the back.)                                                   

A reminder on Sunday, October 13, 2019 @ 2:30, our camp will  present  a
Headstone Dedication at Hollywood Cemetery.                             

Also,  our  camp  will  hold our road cleanup on October 19th on Studley
Road.  We will meet at Enon Church at 10 A M.  Please join us.          

Our Christmas Dinner will be held on  Tuesday,  December  3rd,  2019  at
Patrick  Henry's  Pub,  2300  E.   Broad  Street, Richmond, VA.  History
Dinner tickets are $35.00 each and will include a 3  course  by  Patrick
Henry's  Pub.   The  storytelling  will  be in between courses.  Further
details to follow.                                                      

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, October 15, 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 OCTOBER SPEAKER


"Sheridan's Hawkeyes: Iowa Troops in the Shenandoah Valley, 1864"
by
Jeffry Burden 

Jeffry is a longtime writer and speaker on Civil War and  other  topics.
He's  a  California  native, but a resi-dent of Virginia for the past 34
years.  He  received  his  journalism  degree  from  the  University  of
Missouri and his law degree from the University of Richmond.            

He  is  a  past  Commander-in-Chief  of  the Military Order of the Loyal
Legion of  the  United  States,  the  first  post-Civil  War  hereditary
organization.   He  followed  in a line of Commanders-in-Chief including
Winfield Scott Hancock, Arthur McArthur, and Rutherford B.   Hayes.   In
recent  years, he has served on the advisory committee for the "Virginia
Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission".                                 

In 2008, he edited and published the  previously-unpublished  regimental
history  of the 22nd Iowa Infantry -- the only Iowa regiment to serve in
the Richmond theater.                                                   

He also is active with the "Friends of Shockoe  Hill  Cemetery".    This
Richmond  cemetery  is  the  final  resting  place of Chief Justice John
Marshall, four Virginia governors,  and  Confederate  Brigadier  General
Patrick  Moore,  as well as an estimated 700 other Confederate soldiers.
To date, the Friends group is responsible for marking the  graves  there
of more than 250 Confederate, Revolutionary War, Mexican War, and War of
1812 veterans.                                                          

OUR SEPTEMBER PROGRAM


Teaching the Civil War Era in Museums
by
Stephanie Fitzwater Arduini,
Director of Education at The American
Civil War Museum in Richmond, VA.

Stephanie showed us 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.                                              

September 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 2019 - October 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                             

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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