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THE VOICE OF GENERAL JAMES LONGSTREET CAMP #1247, SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
VOLUME 22, ISSUE 3,           March 2020
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A quick jump to the articles in this issue:
Commander's Comments, Adjutant's Report, March Program (next), January Program (last),
Camp Officers, Longstreet's First Corps, Speakers for 2020, Coming Events Links,

Andy COMMANDER'S COMMENTS

Thank you to all you who contacted your representatives in the  Virginia
General  Assembly.   Clearly  it  served a purpose but was not enough to
change many of the votes that really mattered.  Unfortunately, the  vote
in  the  last election sealed the fate of continued monument protection.
Now we can only wait to see how the process works its  way  out  on  the
local  level  over  the  next  several years.  Our Brigade Commander and
future First Lieutenant Commander, Andrew Moorehead, should be commended
for the yeoman's effort he put into the fight.                          

Speaking  of monuments, none of the above has or will affect our efforts
to erect monuments to those Confederate soldiers who died during the war
and  are  buried  in  the  Soldiers  Section of Hollywood Cemetery.  Our
headstones continue to be installed and will be dedicated on April 26 at
3:30PM.   Please  let  me  know if you can help any anyway i.e.  placing
flags at the graves earlier in the week, reading  names  or  helping  to
point out headstones as their names are read.  Please attend as this may
be the last dedication program.                                         

I have tied down a location for our December banquet.  This year we will
move  all the way west to the Pickle Barrel Restaurant.  If you have not
tried it yet I encourage you to do so before we meet there  on  December
2, so at least you will know where it is in Centerville.  It is on Plaza
Drive near Broad and Ashland Road.   Unlike  past  banquets  which  have
tended  to be quite expensive, this one will involve simply ordering off
the menu.  Most items are under $11.00 and the most expensive  thing  is
the seafood platter at $20.50.  Ruth Ann Coski will be our speaker.     

							Andy   

Art ADJUTANT'S REPORT

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, 3/17/20 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.                    

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, March 17, 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 MARCH SPEAKER


"Lee & Napoleon at the East Cavalry Field"
by
Paul Sacra

This month Paul will present a revisionist topic shared only  by  a  few
well  know historians and ignored by all others.  Was Lee's worst day as
a Commander on the 3rd Day of Gettysburg or......?  Paul  and  his  wife
Priscilla  have  been with the Longstreet Camp for several years now and
have enjoyed working with the SCV state committee on Graves & Monuments.
Paul  took the role as Chairman of this Committee and also serves as the
Lt.  Commander of the 2nd Brigade.  The team of Priscilla and Paul  have
cleaned  over  5,000  Confederate tombstones, listed over 4,000 names on
the Confederate Soldier's burial site worksheet and have  a  listing  of
about 370 Confederate Monuments across Virginia.                        

They  have lived in Richmond for the past 13 years and enjoy the company
of two brown-boy cats named Buck & Boo.  They enjoy all  things  Native,
as  they  routinely  dance  in  Native  American  Powwows  and enjoy the
culture.  Hiking, traveling and the Southwest  are  passions  they  also
enjoy.                                                                  

OUR FEBRUARY PROGRAM


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

January Attendance: 24

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 - March 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

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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