Welcome from Camp Commander Jim Becker

Welcome to our web-site where we hope you will find useful information about our camp and our activities and where prospective members can find the information they need.   Hopefully you will find links to relevant sites and to key camp personnel who can address any questions you may have.  It is my hope to grow the camp roster through a multitude of excellent gatherings with our compatriots to strengthen our resolve and relationships in a manner that would make General Lee proud. We have volunteer opportunities in the camp if you would consider offering your time and talents to learn, serve, and build life-long relationships with fellow compatriots.  Let me know if you are interested in taking on some responsibility and we will work with you.  You are the future of the camp and we need you.

Key points of contact within the camp are:

Camp Commander – Jim Becker…….………………….. BeckerJim@gmail.com

Camp Adjutant & Treasurer – J.J. Smith…………….. jossmith@mba1962.hbs.edu

We have had many successful events, look for details in the past and current General Orders and also the past events Tab(click on General Orders Tab or Past Events Tab across the top of the website home page) .

Please mark your calendars to reserve the dates for our upcoming events that you will certainly want to consider attending (see right side of Home webpage):

Up-coming 2017 events follow:

Monday December 4th – Annual Christmas party hosted by the MOS&B (and SCV) RSVP to Tom Vaughan.

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Past 2017 events follow (see the past events and General Orders tab for details):

Thursday January 19th – R.E. Lee 209th Birthday Banquet at Belle Haven Country Club (Speaker is historian Steve McLeod, Director of Library Programs at Mount Vernon and a genealogist, his topic: What it was it like at Mount Vernon during the Civil War). See the February 2017 General Orders for details and pictures.

Monday February 20th – Alexandria’s George Washington Birthday Parade, see the March 2017 General Orders for details

Monday Feb. 20, 2017 – Alexandria’s George Washington Birthday Parade

Monday March 6th Dinner meeting with Doug Coleman, see the April 2017 General Orders for details

Sunday March 19th Mary Custis Lee 17th Virginia UDC hosted a champagne brunch fundraiser for the protection of the Appomattox statue at the Mount Vernon Country Club (11:00 AM, details in the General Orders, April 2017).

Saturday March 25th – 11:30 Adopt-a-Block clean-up activity around Christ Church in Alexandria, VA. After action refreshment at Murphy’s complements of the camp.

Monday April 3rd Dinner meeting (Speaker David Goetz, author of “Hell is Being a Republican in Virginia” – The Postwar Relationship between John Singleton Mosby and Ulysses S. Grant, (2012), details at: http://www.mosbystours.com/Hell-is-Being-a-Republican-in-Virginia.htm).

Saturday April 8th Don Hakenson’s both Sides Tour, leaves at 8:15 AM sharp from the Franconia Museum, 6121 Franconia Road. Cost is $100 pp, contact Don at 703-971-4984 or dhakenson@verizon.net.

Saturday May 13th – 11:00 Adopt-a-Block clean-up around Christ Church

Wednesday May 24th – the General Samuel Cooper Chapter #105 MOS&B Service of Remembrance for Confederate Memorial Day at St. Andrew & St. Margaret of Scotland with the Rector, Rev. John Roddy and the Camp dinner in the undercroft.

Monday May 29th – Nation’s Memorial Day Parade.

Sunday June 4th – 103rd Anniversary of DC UDC’s 11:00 a.m. Memorial Service at The Confederate Memorial, Jackson Circle, in Honor of Confederate President Jefferson Davis 208th Birthday (6/3/1808) and the Confederate Soldiers buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Then the SCV Confederate Memorial Committee Ceremony at 3:00 at the Confederate Monument (Richard Hines).

June 18-23rd 2017 – 15th Annual Sam Davis Youth Camp at SW Virginia Woodmen of the World Family Activity Center, 1336 Simmons Mill Rd, Thaxton, VA 24174. The deadline for applications is Friday, Jun 9, 2017. (http://samdavis.scv.org/).

July 16th – Juleps & Cigar Garden Party – Home of Claude Crump, See July General Order for details.

Monday, October 9th – 4 to 7 PM, Annual BBQ to be held at the home of Bob Montague at 119 S. Lee Street in Alexandria. Dixie Bones catered. See October General Orders for after action report.

Monday November 6th – Dinner meeting (Scott Stroh director of Gunston Hall, topic What it was like during the WBTS at GH) see November General Orders for details and pictures.

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Past 2016 events follow (see the past events and General Orders tab for details):

Saturday January 16th – 11:00 AM June Miller and the DC UDC hosting their annual commemoration of R.E. Lee’s birth at the Chevy Chase Village Hall, 5906 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, MD 20815 (formerly these ceremonies were held at the US Capitol Crypt), all are welcome.

Sunday January 17th – 12:00 to 3:00 p.m., Debby Mullins and the Alexandria UDC invite you to the R.E. Lee Camp Hall Museum, 806 Prince Street, Alexandria, to hear Al Stone interpreting R.E. Lee as the post-war President of Washington College, noon to 2 p.m., Admission is free. Donations gratefully accepted.

Tuesday January 19th – Annual R.E. Lee 209th Birthday Banquet at Belle Haven Country Club.

Wednesday January 27th – 7:00 – 9:00 PM, Alexandria City Council meeting to address Confederate names, etc. at City Hall, Sister Cities Conference Room (Room 1101 – right off the Vola Lawson lobby).

Monday February 15th – George Washington Birthday Parade in Alexandria, VA.

Monday February 29th – Special Dinner Meeting with William C. “Jack” Davis from Virginia Tech.

Monday April 4th – Dinner Meeting, speaker Harold Mills, The Confederate Secret Service.

Thurs – Sat May 19-21st – Fairhope, Alabama – 2016 Military Order of the Stars and Bars National Convention.

Tuesday May 24th – Confederate Memorial Day Services of Remembrance in Alexandria.

Monday May 30th – National Memorial Day Parade, Washington, DC.

June 2016 – 12th Annual Sam Davis Youth Camp in Thaxton, VA (http://samdavis.scv.org/).

June 18th or 19th Juleps & Cigar Garden Party – Home of Claude Crump, date is flexible.

July 14-16, 2016 – SCV National Reunion will be in Richardson, Texas.

Saturday, October 1st Annual BBQ/Steak Fry, Todd Lewis’ courtyard, Dixie Bones to cater (could schedule for Saturday the 29th and have Sunday the 30th as the rain date) RSVP to TBD

Monday November 7th Dinner meeting (Speaker David Stringfellow – The Knights of the Golden Circle)

Monday December 5th Annual Christmas party hosted by the MOS&B (and SCV)

Past 2015 events follow (see the past General Orders for details):

Sunday January 18, 2015 – Annual R.E. Lee 208th Birthday Banquet at Belle Haven Country Club.

Monday February 16th the George Washington Birthday Parade in Alexandria, VA (cancelled due to extreme cold weather) where we join by many different SCV camps and groups in Virginia and Maryland.

Monday March 2nd Dinner meeting with speaker Philip Schreier (NRA senior curator) at the American Legion Post 24 Hall at 400 Cameron Street at S. Royal St behind Gadsby’s Tavern (up the stairs).

Monday April  6th Dinner meeting with speaker Billie Earnest who addressed The Life of George Pickett at the American Legion Post 24 Hall at 400 Cameron Street at S. Royal St behind Gadsby’s Tavern (up the stairs).

Sunday May 24th – Confederate Memorial Day services with dinner following at St. Andrew & St. Margaret of Scotland in Del Ray section of Alexandria.

Monday May 25th – Nation’s Memorial Day parade in Washington DC.

Monday June 1st – Camp member Kim Holien will talk about the street names in Who Are Those Guys? at 7:00 PM at the Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, 5005 Duke St. See page 6 for details.

Weekend of June 6th – Mosby Rangers Descendants Reunion, Middleburg Community Center

Sunday of June 7th – 101st Anniversary of DC UDC’s 11:00 a.m. Memorial Service at The Confederate Memorial, Jackson Circle, in Honor of Confederate President Jefferson Davis’ 207th Birthday (6/3/1808) and the Confederate Soldiers buried in Arlington National Cemetery. See page 6 for details.

Weekend of June 20th – Annual Mint Julep and Cigar Garden Party 4:00 – 7:00 details to be announced

Week of June 21 – 27th – Sam Davis Youth Camp in Thaxton, VA

Thursday July 9th – Saturday July 11th – The Military Order of Stars and Bars National Convention

Wednesday July 15th – Sunday July 19th – SCV National Convention in Richmond, VA http://www.jebstuartcamp.org/jebstuartcamp.org/2015reunion/

Saturday September 26th – Annual BBQ (rain date is Sunday the 27th) Tunnel Flats, Alexandria, VA

Saturday October 3rd – How the Civil War Changed Washington, 11:00 AM, Anacostia Museum, Washington DC, details at: http://www.leecamp.org/?page_id=37&event_id=104

Saturday October 10th – Harvard Club of Washington’s 16th Annual Ball’s Bluf Battlefield Tour, 1:00 PM, Leesburg, details at: http://www.harvard-dc.org/article.html?aid=1065&nl=497

Saturday October 24th – Don Hakenson’ s Both Sides Bus Tour XV, Franconia Museum, Alexandria, 8:00 AM, details at: http://www.leecamp.org/?page_id=37&event_id=99

Monday November 2nd – Dinner meeting with speaker Don Hakenson at the Legion Hall, details in the November General Orders

Monday December 7th – MOS&B Annual Christmas Party/Dinner at the Legion Hall, details in the December General Orders

Past 2014 events follow (see the past General Orders for details):

Sunday January 19, 2014 – Annual R.E. Lee 207th Birthday Banquet at Belle Haven Country Club with speaker Jack London the CFO of CACI (details in the January 2014 General Orders).

Monday February 17th the George Washington Birthday Parade in Alexandria, VA where we join by many different SCV camps and groups in Virginia and Maryland.

Monday March 3th Dinner meeting with speaker David Bridges at the American Legion Post 24 Hall at 400 Cameron Street at S. Royal St behind Gadsby’s Tavern (up the stairs). David’s topic will be: Who are the American Heroes.

Monday April  7th Dinner meeting with speaker Ed Trexler at the American Legion Post 24 Hall at 400 Cameron Street at S. Royal St behind Gadsby’s Tavern (up the stairs).

Saturday May 24th – Confederate Memorial Day services with dinner following at St. Andrew & St. Margaret of Scotland in Del Ray section of Alexandria.

Monday May 26th – Nation’s Memorial Day parade in Washington DC.

Sunday June 8th – DC UDC 11:00 a.m. Memorial Service at The Arlington National Cemetery Confederate Memorial, Jackson Circle, in Honor of Confederate President Jefferson Davis’ 206th Birthday.

Sunday June 22nd – Annual Mint Julep and Cigar Garden Party 4:00 – 7:00 at the home of Robert Latane Montague, III at 119 S. Lee Street in Alexandria behind The Athenaeum Museum (details will be in the next General Orders)

Saturday September 27th – Annual Camp BBQ at Tunnel Flats in Alexandria.

Monday November 3rd – Camp dinner at the American Legion Post 24 Hall at 400 Cameron Street at S. Royal St behind Gadsby’s Tavern (up the stairs).  Speaker William Connery will speak about Mosby’s raids or the use of balloons.

Monday December  1st – Annual Christmas Party/Dinner hosted by the MOS&B  at the American Legion Post 24 Hall at 400 Cameron Street at S. Royal St behind Gadsby’s Tavern (up the stairs).

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Past 2013 events follow (see the past General Orders for details):

Saturday January 19th was the  R.E. Lee 206th Birthday Banquet at Belle Haven Country Club in Alexandria, VA.  Our speaker: Ann Graham, past chapter president of the Alexandria Mary Custis Lee 17th VA Reg #7 UDC, presented detailed accounts of the first 50 years of our camp, the R.E. Lee Camp #726 SCV.  This was a very successful event.  Go to the January 2013 General Orders for details.

Saturday February 2nd, 11:00 AM, the Crypt, US Capitol “DC Division UDC” commemoration of 206th Birthday of RE Lee (see the February 2013 General Orders for details).

Monday February 18th the George Washington Birthday Parade in Alexandria, VA was another grand event where we were joined by many different SCV camps and groups in Virginia and Maryland.  Two of the groups that joined us were awarded 2nd place for their catagory (see the February 2013 General Orders for pictures and details).

Monday March 4th Dinner meeting with speaker William Connery, author of Civil War Northern Virginia 1861 (See March General Orders for details).

Monday April 1st Dinner meeting with D.H. Hill, played by our own Doug Batson and his wife Terri, come and witness “I will Not Submit to the Swindle!” (see April General Orders for details).

Friday May 24th – Confederate Memorial Day services with dinner following (see June General Orders and Post)

Monday May 27th – Nation’s Memorial Day parade in Washington DC  (see June General Orders and Post)

Sunday June 2nd – DC UDC 11:00 a.m. Memorial Service at The Arlington National Cemetery Confederate Memorial, Jackson Circle, in Honor of Confederate President Jefferson Davis’ 205th Birthday (details will be in the next General Orders)

Sunday June 23rd – Annual Mint Julep and Cigar Garden Party 4:00 – 7:00 at the home of Robert Latane Montague, III at 119 S. Lee Street in Alexandria behind The Athenaeum Museum (details will be in the next General Orders)

Saturday September 28th – Annual Camp BBQ at Tunnel Flats in Alexandria was another camp success, see the October General Orders for details.

Monday November 4th – Camp dinner at the American Legion Post 24 Hall at 400 Cameron Street at S. Royal St behind Gadsby’s Tavern (up the stairs). See November General Orders for details

Monday December  2nd – Annual Christmas Party/Dinner hosted by the MOS&B  at the American Legion Post 24 Hall at 400 Cameron Street at S. Royal St behind Gadsby’s Tavern (up the stairs). See December General Orders for details.

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For additional information about the camp or our events you may email me or the camp adjutant.  I do hope that you will be able to come and join us for great food, drink, and fellowship at any of the above events and I hope that you will consider joining our ranks.  I hope that you have an exciting and fulfilling 2014 and I look forward to meeting you at any of the events listed above or in the Events section of the front page.

Deo Vindice, Cmdr Jim Becker