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THE VOICE OF GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247, SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
VOLUME 22, ISSUE 2,           February 2020
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A quick jump to the articles in this issue:
Commander's Comments, Adjutant's Report, February Program (next), January Program (last),
Camp Officers, Longstreet's First Corps, Speakers for 2020, Coming Events Links,

Andy COMMANDER'S COMMENTS

I urge you to make a special effort to attend this month's  meeting.   I
have been a member of the Camp for almost 10 years and this is the first
time I  remember  that  we  have  had  a  talk  on  Longstreet  himself.
Gettysburg  was  one of Longstreet's more controversial battles and this
month's speaker will offer new incited into his performance there.      

Mark your calendars for April 19 and 26 as  the  two  dates  that  I  am
working  on  for  the  dedication of Confederate Headstones at Hollywood
Cemetery.  I do not know the final number at this point but it will be a
record,  so  I  need  extra  people to let me know if they can help with
pointing out each grave to honoring them as their names are  called  and
added to the Roll of Honor.                                             
							Andy   

Art ADJUTANT'S REPORT

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, 2/18/20 in our usual location,    
Roma's Restaurant. Dinner at 6:00PM and Meeting at 7:00PM.
(Our room is to the right all the way to the back)  

This year's Virginia Division Reunion is scheduled for April  3rd,  4th,
and 5th at Berryhill Plantation in South Boston, VA.                    

Paul  Sacra has been named Lt.  Brigade Commander of the 2nd Brigade and
will assist the Brigade Commander in visiting and communications  within
the  camps  of  the  2nd  Brigade.   In  addition, he has been appointed
Chairman of the Monument and Graves Committee.                          

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, February 18, 2020

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 FEBRUARY SPEAKER


"Longstreet at Gettysburg:
The Creation of a Scapegoat and Perpetuation of a Lie"
by
Cory M. Pfarr

Cory works for the Department of Defense  and  is  an  American  History
author  whose  main  interests span America's Revolutionary to Civil War
years.  He is the author  of  "John  Quincy  Adams's  Republicanism:  'A
Thousand   Obstacles   Apparently   Stand   Before  Us'"  (Massachusetts
Historical Society, 2014)  and  Longstreet  at  Gettysburg:  A  Critical
Reassessment (McFarland Publishers, 2019).  He has also written articles
for North & South Magazine and Gettysburg Magazine, and has appeared  on
the Pennsylvania Cable Network and C-SPAN American History TV.  He lives
in Pikesville, Maryland with his wife and three kids.                   

OUR JANUARY PROGRAM


"Battle of Lynchburg"
by
Les Updike

Les spoke at our last meeting on the Battle of Lynchburg in  1864.   The
program   discussed   not  only  the  importance  of  Lynchburg  to  the
Confederacy but how it was a major center of hospitals which was thought
to  be  well  out of danger from Union incursions into Virginia.  If not
for the cunning and diligence of General Jubal Early and his troops  the
city could have easily fallen.  Union General Hunter's task of capturing
Lynchburg would have succeeded if he had not  wasted  time  sacking  and
burning  VMI  and  other  homes and mills along his way.  Ultimately, we
learned that he claimed that it was for a want  of  ammunition  that  he
retreated  in  the  face of Early's smaller force leaving the Valley and
allowing Early's division to  march  back  into  Maryland  and  threaten
Washington one last time.                                               
							Andy   
January Attendance: 12

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 - February 2020                   

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                             

SPEAKERS for 2020

January Les Updike The Battle of Lynchburg February Cory Pfarr Longstreet at Gettysburg March Paul Sacra The Mysterious East Cavalry field at Gettysburg April Jeffry Burden The Battle of Vicksburg May Doug Crenshaw The Battle of Seven Pines June Bert Dunkerly The Final Battles in North Carolina July Bob Krick The Battle of Gaines Mill August NO MEETING in AUGUST Sept John Launius The Battle of the Wilderness Oct (open) Nov Mary O'Neill Battlefield Landscapes Dec Ruth Ann Coski Winnie Davis

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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