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Our checking account balance as of July 16th was $2,607.08. Attendance at the August meeting was 18 members and 13 visitors. At our August meeting we raised $165 in donations. Dues reminders have been sent out. Your form may say remit to Mike Thomas address. This is incorrect. Please mail your entire completed form to me. Make checks payable to the General Robert E. Lee Camp 1589 SCV. Dues are $30 for National, $10 for Division, and $7 for the camp, a total of $47. Life members do not pay dues to the level holding their life membership, but pay all other dues including camp dues. Prorated members do not have to pay National dues for this coming year. There are also items on the form for additional voluntary donations. Please feel free to contribute. Dues are payable for August 1st forward. There is a three month grace period. After October 31st, the member must pay a $5 additional reinstatement fee. Please call or e-mail me with any questions. Blair L. Perrow, Adjutant General Robert E. Lee Camp 1589 12100 Wexwood Place North Chesterfield, VA 23236 (804) 794-7999 bperrow70@hotmail.com Copies of our Annual Camp Report have been sent to National and Division. Thank you to all who have worked hard to make this a very successful year. Please welcome back to the camp Compatriots Bill Ward and Chris Justis. Our camp will be manning our recruiting booth at the Chesterfield County Fair this year from Thursday August 23rd through Saturday September 1st. Ken Chandlers exhibit will also be there. We have an ad in the fair catalog. Please see Commander Brown to sign up to work a shift. Respectfully submitted, Blair Perrow Adjutant/Treasurer 08/20/2012

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2012 Annual Report The General Robert E. Lee Camp #1589, Midlothian Virginia
The camp has been very active in the past year. Major accomplishments are as follows. The camp was once again present at the Chesterfield County Fair, both with its recruiting booth and the Civil War Living History exhibit. Several members of the camp are members of the Chesterfield County Fair Association, and two are current members of its board. We will be present at the fair this year and have a recruiting ad in the fair catalog. The camp provided the marker for Private Beverly Wooldridge of the 6th VA Infantry who is buried in Maury Cemetery, Richmond. His marker was placed September 2011. A camp member spoke on "Wade Hampton's Scouts" at the Old Brunswick Camp on September 21, 2011. The camp color guard performed at the UDC Chester Chapter marker dedication event on October 1, 2011 at Hollywood Cemetery. The camp was represented at the Virginia Division Convention. The camp was a recipient of the Virginia Division Outstanding Camp Award for the third year running. On April 7th, the camp was represented at the Chesterfield County History and Heritage Day at the Chesterfield Courthouse. Our recruiting booth was there. We provided the color guard, helped set up, and one of our camp officers was the emcee. On April 24th the camp wrote a letter to the Museum of the Confederacy stating our discontinuance of support because of its policies insulting to the memory of the Confederate soldiers who died defending their country. On May 18th, several members attended the monument dedication of the Hood's Texas Brigade at the Gaines Mill Battlefield. The camp was also represented that night at the Bestowal of Military Service Awards and Historical Evening sponsored by the Richmond Stonewall Jackson Chapter #1705 of the UDC. The camp was represented at the Huguenot Springs Confederate Memorial Cemetery Memorial Day Ceremony on May 28th 2012. At the Jefferson Davis Memorial event at Hollywood Cemetery on June 2nd, the camp helped with the set up and organization. Also one of the camp members was responsible for the research and awarding of the Confederate Medal of Honor to Private Lawrence Berry which was presented at the ceremony. At the camp meeting on June 6th, one of the members was the awarded Sons of Confederate Veterans War Service Medal. Also, the camp is compiling a list of current and former members who have served or are serving in the armed forces. Several members of the camp are very active in the Virginia Flaggers, logging over 250 hours in heritage defense activities at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to protest the museums decision to forbid the flying of the Confederate Battle Flag on the Confederate

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The Official Publication Of The General Robert E Lee camp #1589 Of The Sons Of Confederate Veteran Midlothian, Virginia Memorial Chapel. This has attracted attention across the state and has been attended by members of several camps including the LeeJackson Camp #1, The Captain William Latane' Camp, and the Richmond Stonewall Jackson Chapter of the U.D.C. Several Division and National officers have attended as well. A number of camp members participated in living history and War Between the States related demonstrations including, military exhibitions, reenactments, tours, and programs at schools and other sites such as Hanover and Walkerton taverns. The camp has been very active in this regard. One camp member in particular has been helping to research and verify prospective members, and has been instrumental in helping prospective members join the camp. Major Goals for 2013 Continue to represent the SCV and Virginia Division at major local events, such as the annual Jefferson Davis Memorial Ceremony in Hollywood Cemetery, the Chesterfield County History and Heritage Day, the Chesterfield County Fair, and other events of public visibility. Qualify for the Virginia Division Outstanding Camp Award. Continue to recruit and retain members. One of the transferred members is an associate member of the camp, and we also have an associate member in the camp. Another former member is seeking reinstatement. Continue to work on getting grave markers for Confederate soldiers placed at local cemeteries such as Hollywood, Oakwood, and Maury. We face a number of difficulties including high costs and resistance from the Veterans Administration over what constitutes a marked grave and who can request a marker. We have formed a committee with the Elliot Grays Chapter #1877 of the UDC to facilitate this. Sponsor an Order of the Confederate Rose Society Chapter if one is formed in the Richmond area. The camp looks forward to another successful year. Respectfully Submitted, Blair L. Perrow, Adjutant General Robert E. Lee Camp #1589 Midlothian, VA 07/20/2012

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Next Meeting
Our next meeting is scheduled for September 5th , 2012 dinner at 6 P.M. and to follow with business and Speaker at 7 P.M. at the Dolce Vita Italian Restaurant, 2401 Colony Crossing Place Midlothian, VA 23112

Starting in Feb we will meet on the 1st Tues! Feb 5th, March 5th, April 2, May 7th, June 4th, July NO Meeting, August 6th, Sept 3rd, Oct 1st, Nov 5th, Dec 3rd
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Gentlemen, Please be aware that the remit to address on the dues notices you are now receiving is incorrect. The correct address is mine below. You can also bring your dues to the September or October meetings. Please contact me with any questions. Blair L. Perrow, Adjutant General Robert E. Lee Camp 1589 12100 Wexwood Place North Chesterfield, VA 23236 (804) 794-7999 bperrow70@hotmail.com Thanks, Blair

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Twenty years after Gen. Robert E. Lee rode into Appomattox and surrendered his tattered army, ending the War Between the States, a memorial chapel was built in Richmond in memory of the 260,000 Confederate soldiers who died during the conflict.. The Pelham Chapel Confederate War Memorial is designated a National Historic Landmark by the U.S., and has been granted the status of Confederate Monument by the Commonwealth of Virginia. The organ in the chapel was donated by a group of Union veterans from Lynn, Mass. One of the contributors to the soldiers' home that surrounded the chapel was Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. And a Union private from Massachusetts donated his annual pension to support the home. A pair of Confederate flags had flown over the Confederate Memorial Chapel in Richmond since 1887. Those two flags did not trouble the Union soldiers who donated the organ to the chapel; nor did they trouble Ulysses S. Grant. They were placed there by Confederate Veterans, to memorialize the Confederate dead, and honor the living. Fast forward 150 yearson the eve of the Sesquicentennial Commemoration of the War Between the States, June 1st, 2010, these two Confederate Battle Flags were forcibly removed from the Memorial by a restriction in the lease renewal, at the insistence of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. This is in direct violation of Virginia law, which clearly states: it shall be unlawful for the authorities of the locality, or any other person or persons, to disturb or interfere with any monuments or memorials so erected, or to prevent its citizens from taking proper measures and exercising proper means for the protection, preservation and care of same. For purposes of this section, "disturb or interfere with" includes removal of, damaging or defacing monuments or memorials, or, in the case of the War Between the States, the placement of Union markings or monuments on previously designated Confederate memorials or the placement of Confederate markings or monuments on previously designated Union memorials. ( 15.2-1812) As citizens of Virginia and descendants of Confederate soldiers who gallantly answered Virginias call to defend her, we demand that the VMFA remove these blatantly prejudicial restrictions and allow the Confederate Battle Flags to once again fly on the Confederate War Memorial. PLEASE call the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and let them know that you have heard from the VA Flaggers about what the Museum has done. Tell them you are angry at the disrespect of Veterans and violation of laws they have committed, and that you will be joining efforts against them until the Confederate Battle flags are rightfully restored to the Chapel portico. ~ Administration 804.340.1506 Community Affairs 804.340.1430 Director's Office 804.340.1500 Museum Fax 804.340.1548 Trustees, Board of 804.340.1595 Toll-free 1.800.943.8632

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Chesterfield Country Fair List Enter Through Gate #3

Thurs, August 23rd Set up Roy Brooks, Jimmie Ligon, Ken Norman, Bill Brown, Blair Perrow, Will Adams, Roy Jessee, Mack Lewis, Tommy Clinger. Friday August 24th Roy Brooks, Blair Perrow, Tommy Clinger. Saturday August 25th (11-4) Roy Brooks, Roy Jessee, Bill Brown, (4-9) John Henry Taylor, Darlene Taylor, John Freeman. Sunday August 26th (1-5) Will Adams, John Henry Taylor, Darlene Taylor, John Freeman. **(5-9) D.B. Walston, Monday August 27th Ken Norman, Roy Brooks, Tuesday August 28th Jimmie Ligon, Gladys Ligon, Roy Jessee, D.B. Walston, **Wednesday August 29th Will Adams, *Thursday August 30th Jim Harris, Tommy Clinger. Friday August 31st Bill Brown, Sam Watkins, **Saturday Sept. 1st **(11-4) Tommy Clinger? (4-9) Bill Brown, Roy Brooks, Blair Perrow.

Take down set up between 7:00pm 9:00pm. Dates with a * short handed and still need volunteers