THE OLD WAR HORSE
THE VOICE OF GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247, SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
VOLUME 21, ISSUE 10, November 2019
On October 13th the General James Longstreet Camp dedicated 50 new headstones along Confederate Avenue in Hollywood Cemetery's Soldiers Sections J, K, L and P. So far, 149 graves in the cemetery have been sponsored by the camp, many with the assistance of the Order of the Southern Cross. We plan to dedicate an additional 41 headstones in the Spring using a new grant from the Order of the Southern Cross. On Saturday October 19 we cleaned up our section of Studley Road at Enon Church. Andy
The November meeting will be held on Tuesday, 11/19/19 in our usual location, Roma's Restaurant. (Our room is to the right all the way to the back.) 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. Seating for the dinner is limited to 28 participants however to date we still have room we still room for more. Please send your checks to my attention payable to General Longstreet S C V as soon as possible. General Longstreet SCV 1414 Patriot Circle Glen Allen, VA 23059-4532 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
Jeb Stuart's Last Ride: The Battle of Yellow Tavern by Tom Perry Tom has written or edited about 45 books, articles and papers. Topics range from General Stuart to Patrick and Nelson Counties, Bull Mountain, General Stoneman, Andy of Mayberry and many histories of persons and places of interest in the Patrick County region. Tom graduated from VA Tech in 1983 with a bachelor's degree in history and was one of Dr. Robertson's 22,000 history students. He founded the JEB Stuart birthplace in 1990 which includes the house JEB grew up in and an additional 75 acres of the farm. Tom penned the interpretive signs at Laurel Hill as well as the nearby Civil War Trails and the VA Historical Highway marker. His vast amount of historical data and documents about Patrick County and Stuart now reside at the VA Tech Carol M. Newman Library. Tom has appeared on TV and on historic DVD documentaries. His historical work has garnered over $200,000 in charitable funds for the regional Bassett Historical Center and he was named the Henry County Man of the Year. He is currently working on a 3 volume work of the Papers of JEB Stuart. His recently deceased mentor, Bud Robertson, would be very proud!
"Celebrating Christmas During the American Civil War" by Beth & Chris Houlihan 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. CW storytelling will be in between courses. (At an earliey meeting all present were very impressed with their war stories.) Beth Houlihan, President Richmond Historic Haunts Beth's involvement in RVA tourism started in 2008. With degrees in Education, Theater & Writing from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York, sharing her passion for history with an audience has always come naturally for her. She is the President of Richmond Historic Haunts and acts as the company's creative director and head tour guide. Chris Houlihan, Vice President Richmond Historic Haunts Chris entered the tourism community a couple short years after Beth. An engineer by trade, with a degree from Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York, his interests are rooted in the historic architecture and infrastructure that contribute to the fabric of modern Richmond. He is the Vice President of Richmond Historic Haunts and is responsible for keeping things ticking behind the scenes. Occasionally you can catch him out sharing tales on the tours too. The Company: Richmond Historic Haunts Tour Company is focused on sharing the offbeat and overshadowed aspects of RVA's history. The company is the sister of Haunts of Richmond Ghost Tours, a company founded on the premise of sharing ghost stories with a passion for the history that accompanies the spirited tales. As Haunts of Richmond continued to grow and more stories were collected, ghost and history alike, a load of fascinating little-known information was gathered that never quite fit with the ghost tour company. Nevertheless, there was a strong desire to bring these tales forward in a way that would do justice to the history of Richmond, and those who have lived through it.
"Sheridan's Hawkeyes: Iowa Troops in the Shenandoah Valley, 1864" by Jeffry Burden October Attendance: 17
Make the date 12/3/19December 3rd Supper at Patrick Henry's Pub this year with Richmond Historic Haunts. (See ADJUTANT'S REPORT above for more info.)
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