THE OLD WAR HORSE
THE VOICE OF GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247, SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
VOLUME 22, ISSUE 2, February 2020
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
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
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
"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.
"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 #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 - 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 2020January 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
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