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Next Camp Meeting
Black Horse Camp #780 Annual Camp Meeting "Sunday"
November 13, 2016 1:00 PM.
Inn at Kellys Ford,
16589 Edwards Shop Rd, Remington, VA 22734
1:00 PM Annual Membership meeting business followed by Lunch and Speaker.
Please e-mail number attending to BHC780@gmail.com
This meeting is open to the public, family and friends are encouraged to come. If you are interested in history or joining.
Please call 540-439-3303 or come by the meeting, visitors are welcome.
Save the Date
Next Camp Meeting December 6, 2016
SCV and Community Service
in Fauquier 2016
- Assist Scouts in Repair the Ferguson Hamilton Cemetery
- Fauquier Co Heritage Day
- Participated in the Brandy Station Commemoration
- Marked two unmarked graves with tombstones. Installed three additional Southern Cross of Honor.
- June & August First Friday Town of Warrenton
- Anniversary Luminary for Col Mosby May 30th
- Confederate Memorial Service May 29th
- May First Friday, Town of Warrenton
- 2016 JROTC Hunley Awards
- Clean up of Kelly-Payne Cemetery
- Clean up at Newhouse Cemetery
- Identification of abandoned Arlington Cemetery Tombstones for Reclamation and proper disposal.
- Installation of a replacement Southern Cross of Honor.
- On going research and genealogy relating to confederate veterans of Fauquier County for others
We continue to see damage and destruction to our Confederate
monuments and makers. Check out this
link on the Confederate Facebook page. The
destruction here is horrible at the Monocacy Cemetery. Confederate CSA Photos
Here is another link to a story on the Richmond Times Dispatch. It is
about the mayoral candidate Joe Morrissey calling for the removal of the Jefferson
Davis statue on Monument Avenue. His wife is standing beside him during the video. If they even get one down it will open the door for more to be removed. We don’t live in Richmond but
may know some who do. It is everyone’s
duty to do what they can to prevent this guy from being elected. Jefferson Davis Statue
It is a shame that what we believe in is becoming a
political issue all over the country and especially in our local areas. There is no direction from National Headquarters or our Virginia Division. If they are
planning something they are not sharing their thoughts. We must continue to write letters and emails
to our elected officials. Persuade them
to take action to stop the removal of Confederate monuments. Continue to educate those around you.
As you already know the Appomattox statue in Alexandria is
in the cross hairs of the City Council. The renaming of Jefferson Davis Highway
and other streets in Alexandria is another topic they are undertaking. From what I understand there were few from
the Sons of Confederate Veterans at the meeting. Few that were there supporting the efforts of
the few. I encourage everyone to stay
involved. The UDC pushed a law through
in 1890 for the statue. Please write
your letters to state and local political officials, newspapers and online
websites and social media. Keep your
letters short and to the point. Don’t be rude or arrogant. You don’t even have
to say you are a member of the SCV. In fact it would be better coming from a
concerned citizens point of view. As we have found out there are some publications that won't print anything from our point of view, but it is still important to make the effort.
JT McConnell, Commander
First Friday in Old Town Warrenton, VA
May 11, 2016, 2016 - Hunley Awards of Fauquier County
Junior ROTC Award Recipients – left to right:
Presenter Commander JT McConnell,
Cadet Ashton Richard, Cadet Michelle Ponce, Cadet Daniel Rairgh,
SCV Life Member, Scott Van Ness
Compatriots New to our Inventory of Fund Raisers:
In addition to the Camp mugs and glass steins. We have just added a new License Plate frames.
These items can be purchased at the meetings, an event, or online via e-mail or snail mail.
The 2015 Executive Board of Black Horse Camp #780. Serving the Term Dec 2015- Dec 2017, unless noted:
John T. McConnell (J. T. )
1st Lieutenant Commander:
2nd Lieutenant Commander:
Gordon Smith (Term expires 2018)
James Glenn (Term expires 2018)
Larry C. Payne (Term expires 2018)
Robert(Bob) Lawrence IV
Color Guard Sargent/ Quartermaster:
Mark S. Randall
1st. Color Guard Sargent:
Harold L. Meadows (Term expires 2018)