THE OLD WAR HORSE
THE VOICE OF GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247, SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
VOLUME 21, ISSUE 9, October 2019
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
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
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
"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.
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 12/3/19December 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 email@example.com 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 - 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
Visit the American Civil War Museum at Tredegar and the White House of the Confederacy www.acwm.org