Regular Meeting First Tuesday each month  
Membership Renewals Due,  Notices to be in the mail by August 28th per Division.
If you don't receive a renewal form by Sept. 1st. 
               Make check for minimum of $50.00 to BHC 780;  
               Mailing address: BHC Treasure, 9842 Routts Hill Rd, Warrenton, 
 VA 20186. 
                   (We will do the rest to maintain your membership in good standing)

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Next Camp Meeting 

Black Horse Camp #780 Regular Monthly Camp Meeting 

September 6, 2016 7:00 PM. 

Warrenton Visitor Center,              33 N Calhoun St, Warrenton, VA 20186 

Regular business followed by a Speaker TBA. 

This meeting is open to the public if you are interested in history or joining. 

Please call 540-439-3303 or come by the meeting, visitors are welcome.  

September 17th, 2016

Look forward to seeing those 

that can come to Brandy Station on Saturday and enjoy the history. 

October 1, 2016

Heritage Day, Warrenton Virginia


Save the Date 

Next Camp Meeting October 4, 2016


 SCV and Community Service

 in Fauquier 2016

  • 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


Commander’s Corner

There is some sad news I must pass along to everyone. Our General Robert E. Lee, George Thomas Wells, or Tex as he was better known, passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2016. He lived in Madison VA, but attended many of our events and other Confederate related events.  He was truly a Southern Gentleman and it was a pleasure to have known him.  His obituary is below from Preddy Funeral Home which gives details about the service.  

George Thomas Wells

By preddyfuner36002353, Aug 17 2016 03:37PM

George Thomas Wells, 79, of Madison, Va. passed away on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at Piedmont Hospice House in Charlottesville, Va. He was born on September 19, 1936 in Smithfield, Va. to the late Forest Hampton Wells and Jane McClintock Bennett Wells. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Ann Robbins.

He is survived by his wife, Beryl “Bea” Wells of Madison; a son, Thomas Douglas Wells and wife Pam of Madison, a daughter, Christina Wells Cubbage and husband Chris of Madison; three sisters, Elizabeth Leal and husband Amador of El Paso, Texas, Peggy Stiles and Kate Mears, both of Columbia, Mo.; three grandchildren, Gregory Thomas Wells and wife Tiffany of N.Y., Kevin Nolan Wells of Madison, and Samantha N. Cubbage of Madison.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, August 22, 2016 at 12:00 noon at Culpeper National Cemetery, new section, at 501 East Chandler Street, Culpeper, Va. with Rev. Brad Jackson officiating. The family will receive friends on Sunday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Preddy Funeral Home in Madison, Va.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300, Charlottesville, Va. 22911 or Madison County Rescue Squad, P. O. Box 868, Madison, Va. 22727.

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



Fund Raisers
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. 


Board 2013-2015

Election Results

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)
Treasurer/ Membership: 
              Larry C. Payne (Term expires 2018)
Chaplin/ Historian: 
              Robert(Bob) Lawrence IV 
Color Guard Sargent/ Quartermaster:
              Mark S. Randall
1st. Color Guard Sargent:
              Harold L. Meadows (Term expires 2018)

New Board Induction Dec, 2015

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 Updated 8/22/2016