What Americans are planning for Lee’s 200th birthday.


Update of all events reported included a new one from the Freelance Star Newspaper
of Fredericksburg, Virginia. For information only.

Birthday celebration, Saturday, January 13, 2007, at 2 PM Massaponax Church
Road, Fredericksburg, Va. The Fredericksburg Chapter of the United Daughters
of the Confederacy and the Nannie Seddon Barney Chapter of Children of the Confederacy
invite the public to celebrate the birthdays of Gen. Robert E. Lee, General
Thomas (Stonewall) Jackson and Commodore Matthew Fountaine Maury. For more details
call: 540 786 9687. See more events below Yesterday, December 29th, marks three
weeks from the 200th birthday of General Robert E. Lee. Please read the activities
below, add to and support. There should be thousands of activities nationwide.
Thank you to Sally Raburn for posting the following activities on her webpage
at: Song of Dixie; and thanks for Southern News and Views for posting.

Events for Robert E. Lee’s 200th birthday.

What are you planning? A Major Update including a big parade planned at Montgomery,
Alabama. Please See item No. 5.

Also See No. 18 for updated St. Clair proclamation for the Year of Robert E.

I have been invited by Jeff Davis of Gainesville, Georgia, and have accepted,
to serve on the Public Relations and Media Relations Committee of the International
Sons of Confederate Veterans. Compatriot Davis has assigned the Robert E. Lee
program to me. Please help me in sending your ideas and also add to the following
list. Let’s all make 2007 a "Robert E. Lee year."

Do you have ideas to celebrate 2007, "The year of Robert E. Lee?"
Please check the following list and add to it.

I am starting a list of events for Robert E. Lee’s birthday throughout the
nation. Please add to list and repost to many on your list. Lee’s birthday is
only 3 weeks from today—January 19, 2007. Let’s attend all the events we can
to make 2007, "The Year of Robert E. Lee."

A update of Lee Service at Georgia State Capitol at 3:00PM on Friday January
19, 2007—From Kelly Barrow—-The Atlanta Chapter No. 18 United Daughters
of the Confederacy will serve refreshments at the state capitol following the
Lee Service. Also many people will go to Mary Mac’s Tea Room on Ponce De Leon
Road after the Lee service.

Also, see No. 21- Stephen D. Lee Institute on Robert E. Lee.

Calvin E. Johnson, Jr.
Chairman, Confederate History Month Committee for the Georgia
Division Sons of Confederate Veterans and a member of the
Public Relations and Media Relations of the International Sons of
Confederate Veterans.
Chattahoochee Guards 1639, Mableton, Georgia

Newspaper Articles

1. A have sent my article on Robert E. Lee to many newspapers and media organizations.
I will also make copies of article for the public.

2. The 200th birthday celebration for Gen. Robert E. Lee at the Georgia Capitol
in Atlanta, Georgia. All are invited to join the Georgia Division Sons of Confederate
Veterans for their 19th annual salute to Robert E. Lee on Friday, January 19,
2007. The annual event will begin at 3:00PM sharp at the Georgia State Capitol
Building and conclude at 5:00PM. The key note speaker will be the Commander
in Chief of the Sons of Confederate Veterans Christopher Sullivan. For more
information contact Kelly Barrow at: kiltedkelly@inbox.com Sunday attire is
encouraged. No weapons,, i.e., muskets, swords, etc. or flags are allowed in

3. From Jeff Davis at: jajeffdavis@webtv.com
Northeast Georgia salute to Gen. Robert E. Lee’s 200th birthday. Tuesday, January
16, 2007, Gainesville Kiwanis Club, Civic Center 12noon. Speaker: Former Georgia
Secretary of State, Abit Massey, arranged through your SCV committee. The club
is one of the largest Kiwanis Clubs in Georgia. Media and 150 to 2oo will attend.

4. We in SCV will celebrate 2007 as the 200th Birthday of Confederate General
Robert E. Lee. I am on the Georgia Committee appointed by Ga. Division Commander
Lott. The South Georgia R.E. Lee Birthday celebration will be held Saturday
Jan.13, 2007 at the Confederate Memorial Park at Albany Georgia on Hwy. 91 North
(Philema Rd.). Everyone is invited to attend–SCV–UDC and public. Activities
begin at 10:00 AM with speakers at 2PM–Pastor John Weaver-Former Ga. Div. Cmdr.
Jack Bridwell and Allison Perry past Ga. 6th Brigade Cmdr. Period music will
be performed live following the speaking and a BBQ will be held. A Confederate
encampment with reenactors will be on display, along with 1 of 3 traveling Confederate
artillery forges. A spinning demonstration will be there for the ladies. Numerous
infantry, cavalry, and artillery reenactors will be present and firing when

I am in the process of preparing a feature full page article in the Albany
Herald newspaper which will be printed in the South View section. I am forwarding
Robert E. Lee information to all compatriots on the following email – information
forums: SHNV– Dispatch– TN. Echo– Georgia SCV email–Georgia Flag Fight.
I encourage all SCV camps and UDC chapters to arrange to have articles printed
in your local newspapers to celebrate Lee’s 200th birthday on January 19, 2007.
I am supplying this information in six separate email posts. Number six post
contains attachments- both photos and facts. I hope everyone finds this information
useful in preparing newspaper articles and promoting the celebration of General
Lee’s 200th Birthday.
James W. King
Commander SCV Camp 141
LT. Col. Thomas M. Nelson
Albany, Georgia

5. Parade commemorating the 200th birthday of General Robert E. Lee is set for
Saturday January 20 in Montgomery, Alabama. The parade will commence at 12 noon
from the fountain area and proceed up Dexter Ave. to the capitol. There will
be a program in the capitol auditorium at 1:00 PM. We may be blessed with Alabama
Governor Riley being present. The parade will include a Robert E. Lee impersonator.
Col. Bill Rambo is in charge of the parade. He can be reached at 205 755 1990
fax: 205 755 8982. Participants should assemble at 11:00 AM in the fountain
area. Period attire is encouraged but not required. Plan to be part of this
and bring your flag. I would like to see a sea of Confederate flags. More to
Dan D. Williams

6. In celebration of the bicentennial of the birth of General Lee in 2007, our
camp is sponsoring an essay contest for public, private, and home-school children
in grades 6-12 (with cash prizes!). The topic is ‘Why I Admire Robert E. Lee.’

Deo Vindice,
R. Matthew Lee
Sul Ross Camp #1457
Bryan, Texas

7. Lee-Jackson Day 2007, January 13, 2007, Lexington, Virginia

*New! – Robert E. Lee Ball to be held at Historic Col Alto Featuring the Music
of the 2nd South Carolina String Band

The Stonewall Brigade, Sons of Confederate Veterans, invites you to join us
in celebrating the 200th Birthday of Robert E. Lee and to honor Thomas J. ‘Stonewall’
Jackson, in their final resting place, Lexington, Virginia.


10 a.m. Jackson’s Grave – Memorial service dedicated to General ‘Stonewall
Jackson’ at his grave site in the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Cemetery.

11 a.m. Parade – Following the conclusion of the Jackson service, a parade
through downtown Lexington of heritage groups, reenactors, and attendees will
leave the cemetery marching down Main Street to the Virginia Military Institute

Noon Lee Chapel – (Limited Seating) Service honoring the 200th Birthday of
Robert E. Lee featuring David Chaltas, D.D. as our guest speaker. Mildred Childe
Lee (Nora Brooks) will speak briefly about her "papa" as a prelude
to her reminiscence program at the Luncheon. Guests vocalists and music will
also be a part of this tribute.

NOTE: Due to limited seating at Lee Chapel, Luncheon and Ball ticket holders
will be guaranteed seating. Remaining seating available on a first arrival basis.
All Memorial Services and the Parade are FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

LUNCHEON: Please join us for a time of warm fellowship and dining following
the Lee Chapel service. You will be joined by Mildred Childe Lee (Nora Brooks)
who will recall many fond memories of her papa. Tickets are $18.00 per person
and the event will be held at Historic Col Alto the c.1827 mansion of Governor
James McDowell.

ROBERT E. LEE BALL – 7 pm: This year we will reintroduce our annual ball in
honor of Lee’s 200th Birthday which will be held at Historic Col Alto. Tickets
are available for $30.00 per person and includes heavy Hors d’oeurves and refreshments.
Music by the 2nd South Carolina String Band. (Period or formal attire requested)

Hampton Inn – Col Alto will be the location for your Lodging, the Luncheon,
and the Ball.
Rooms $89.00 + tax. Suites in the mansion also available.
(Request the Sons of Confederate Veterans rate) Reservations (540) 463-2223

TICKETS may be ordered via mail (send check or money order payable to):

Lee-Jackson Day
PO Box 466
Lexington, VA 24450

For further information, updates, and an area map please visit our website
www.geocities.com/lexington_lee_jackson or email us at sbcamp1296@adelphia.net

(Note: Period arms may not be carried onto the W&L campus. Return these
to your vehicles following the parade.)
Submitted by:
Brandon Dorsey

8. From Elijah Coleman of the Chattahoochee Guards Camp 1639 Sons of Confederate
We celebrate CSA General Robert E. Lee’s birthday. On his day we could all stand
with our signs and flags in our town or where there’s traffic. This simple gesture
would help us accomplish our duty to remember the leader of our people. I will
do this and I will see that others stand with me on this day in Mableton, Georgia,
the home of the former Scalawag Georgia Governor Roy Barnes, Will you do the
same where you live, at least for an hour?

9. From SCVer Billy Bearden
I have submitted the below proclamation to 7 local govts for signing, and so
far I have 2 promise they will sign theirs – Heard County and Mt Zion. I based
the proclamation on the SCV proclamation, and included some of my own sentences
in an attempt to tailor it as close to a Georgia linked proclamation as possible.
I will send pictures when available of the signed document.

Whereas: Robert Edward Lee was born to Henry "Light Horse Harry"
Lee III and Ann Hill Carter Lee at Stratford, Westmoreland County, Virginia,
on the 19th day of January, in the year of our Lord 1807; and

Whereas: Robert Edward Lee graduated from the West Point Military Academy in
1829, second in his class and without a single demerit; and

Whereas: Robert Edward Lee’s first military assignment was to Cockspur Island,
Georgia, to supervise the construction of Fort Pulaski for 17 months; and

Whereas: Robert E. Lee served in the United States Army and with the rank of
Captain fought in the War with Mexico where he was wounded at the Battle of
Chapultepec; and

Whereas: Captain Robert E. Lee was appointed Superintendent of the West Point
Military Academy in 1852 and was considered one of the best superintendents
in the history of the school; and

Whereas: Colonel Robert E. Lee served in the United States Army for 32 years,
and was offered command of Federal Forces at the outset of the War Between the
States; and

Whereas: Colonel Robert E. Lee, after suffering a great deal of internal conflict,
declined that offer and chose instead to link his fate with the Confederate
States of America, when he stated "Save in the defense of my native State,
I never desire again to draw my sword"; and

Whereas: Brigadier-General Robert E. Lee returned to Georgia in November 1861
and took command of the coastal defenses of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida;
and Whereas: General Robert E. Lee assumed command of the Army of Northern Virginia
on June 1st, 1862, and served his native state of Virginia and the military
forces of The Confederate States of America for four years under President Jefferson
Davis; and

Whereas: General Robert E. Lee commanded many troops drawn from the Confederate
State of Georgia, and is honored as the central figure on Stone Mountain; and

Whereas: After the War Between the States, Robert E. Lee helped rebuild the
nation by serving as president of Washington College that had financial troubles.
This college, in Lexington, Virginia, was renamed Washington-Lee College in
his honor; and

Whereas: The military genius of Lee continues to be studied in many schools,
his teachings are still inspiring today, and he remains a hero among many Americans,
young and old; now

Therefore: I, __________________ do hereby recognize January 19, 2007, as the
Bicentennial Birthday of Robert Edward Lee, and proclaim 2007 the "Year
of Lee" in _______________and encourage all citizens residing in our jurisdiction
to learn more about the life of Lee and attend our state’s various seminars
and celebration tributes to his memory.

10. From Scott Gilbert
The City of Peachtree City will be issuing same proclamation in Early January.
Also town of Brooks (south Fayette County) has agreed to issue the Lee proclamation
and has agreed to fly the Lee HQ flag for one week in front of town hall.

11. The General John B. Gordon
Memorial Camp # 1449
Sons of Confederate Veterans
Thomaston – Upson County, Georgia

Invites you to the 21st Annual Lee-Jackson Dinner

Place: Savannah Square
Old North Thomaston School
Corner of Highway 19 North and Goodrich Avenue
Date: Saturday, January 20, 2007
Time: 7:00 PM
Dress: Coat & Tie, Confederate Uniform, or Period Dress
Speaker Compatriot Al Perry
Cost: $15.00 per person

We must have you reservations and payment by January 6, 2007 Make checks payable
to "Sons of Confederate Veterans".

Send payment to: SCV
P.O. Box 6003
Thomaston, GA 30286

For additional information or directions, contact: Commander Al Medcalf 770-358-4986
Adjutant Hugh Shepard 706-647-8979

12. General Robert E. Lee’s 200th Bicentennial Observance

January 19, 2007—7PM-8:30PM, at the Wilmingtonian Inn Grand Ballroom, corner
Second & Dock Streets, downtown Wilmington. Sponsored by the General William
MacRae Camp, No. 2063, North Carolina Sons of Confederate Veterans. The event
is free and open to the public. For further information, contact Bernhard Thuersam
at 910.619.4619, or bernhard1848@att.net.

Keynote Speaker:
Bruce W. Tyson, North Carolina Division Commander
Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV)

"Lee’s Christian Faith & Devotion to Duty"
W. Herman White, North Carolina Division Chaplain
Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV)

The evening’s presentation will highlight the life and career of this great
American soldier from his graduation from West Point Military Academy in 1829,
early life in the US Army and service in the war with Mexico, appointment as
Superintendent of West Point in 1852, devotion to family, home and State that
led him to resign his commission in order to defend Virginia, and subsequent
service as commander of Confederate forces that regularly fought outnumbered
by 3 to 1 odds. After the war Lee was appointed as the President of Washington
College, later renamed Washington and Lee. He died on October 12th, 1870, with
his last words being "strike the tent." He was 63 years of age. A
newspaper report in Wilmington on October 13, 1870 was representative of North
Carolinians’ reaction: "The intelligence of General Lee’s death created
a profound sensation in this community, and recalls vividly to mind many associations
connected with his visit here in April last. Today, flags on the shipping were
generally at half-mast, also on the British and Danish Consulate.

The annual meeting of the Chamber of Commerce adjourned today out of respect
to the memory of the dead hero, and they appointed a committee to make arrangements
for the suspension of business and the tolling of bells on the day of the funeral,
and for a public meeting of the citizens to take suitable action in the matter.
The universal feeling among all classes and parties here is that a great and
good man has fallen." Lee visited Wilmington during his 1870 tour of the
South and reviewed the cadets of the Cape Fear Academy before being feted with
a memorial supper at the residence of George Davis, former Attorney General
of the Confederate States of America.

The State of North Carolina recognizes Lee’s birthday, January 19th, as a legal

13. From Ted Brooke. Email Ted at: loneconfederate1@yahoo.com

My camp 1642 in Cumming, Georgia is having two events: We are sponsoring a
county-wide school essay contest with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place cash awards, in
cooperation with the County school board on "Robert E. Lee’s Life Principles:
Wellspring of Leadership." Also on March 31, 2007, at 8:00PM, we are having
noted Robert E. Lee impersonator, Dick Crozier at the Cumming Playhouse here
in the Historic School for a live performance; in addition, he will award the
essay prizes and have photo op with the students. Both of these events will
be widely publicized, both locally and through the SCV. Ya’ll come!

14. From Pete Giddens at: pgiddens@windstream.net

I have set up a 200th Lee birthday celebration in Albany at the Confederate
memorial park. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend this event.
I will be advertising full page in the Lee Ledger and am having some posters
printed to place in area store fronts. Will also be contacting Lee Co Middle
and high schools. Have gotten Al Perry, Commander Bridwell and Pastor Weaver
as speakers. Work began on this in August. Have the 4th Ga, 29th Ga Co K, Sumter
Flying Artillery, 2nd Georgia Artillery and am working on getting a naval unit
there. Facilities will be provided and am trying to get a vendor for ladies
wares to commit also. Have Gotten Lee county Camp to prepare the BBQ and furnish
chairs and tables. If you feel the need to march with a flag, no one will criticize
you for it, and you are welcome to, as long as it is a Confederate one. Johnny
Pate from Stewart Webster camp will have a historical and recruitment booth
also. Lynn Belcher will be there with a traveling artillery forge doing demonstrations
also. Members of the Lee Guards camp will be performing period music and am
trying to get another group as we speak President of the C of C will also attend.
No Georgia Division funds are being spent, so there will be no bean counting
going on.

15. From: basilduke@comcast.net

Subject: 200th anniversary of the birth of General Robert Edward Lee.

Dear Friend and Compatriot Calvin Johnson:

Below you will find the plan of the Col. Harry W. Gilmor Camp #1388, Baltimore
Md. to celebrate the 200 th anniversary of the birth of General Robert Edward

Merry Christmas!
Elliott Cummings
Col. Harry W. Gilmor Camp # 1388
Sons of Confederate Veterans

The Charge to the Sons of Confederate Veterans:
To you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we submit the vindication of the Cause
for which we fought; to your strength will be given the defense of the Confederate
soldier’s good name, the guardianship of his history, the emulation of his virtues,
the perpetuation of those principles he loved and which made him glorious and
which you also cherish. Remember, it is your duty to see that the true history
of the South is presented to future generations."

Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the birth of General Robert E. Lee








SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 2007 , 11:00 A.M.


As in the past, the annual memorial ceremony at the LEE/JACKSON Monument in
Baltimore will be hosted by the Colonel Harry W. Gilmor Camp #1388, Sons of
Confederate Veterans and the Maryland Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy.
The purpose of this ceremony is to honor General Robert Edward Lee and General
Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson on the anniversary of their births,
January 19, 1807 and January 21, 1824 respectively. The ceremony will also remember
and honor the thousands of soldiers who served the Confederacy during the War
Between the States.

In previous years, many of you have attended this ceremony even in the coldest
weather and because of your effort and dedication to the memory of the Confederate
soldier, the ceremony has always been a great success. We would like to once
again cordially invite you and your reenactment unit, patriotic organization,
and/or your family and friends to participate in this important annual event.
The LEE/JACKSON ceremony will be held on SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 2007, at 11:00

The LEE/JACKSON Monument is located at Art Museum Drive and Wyman Park Drive
about two blocks west of Charles Street and across from the Baltimore Museum
of Art.

We will assemble in the Johns Hopkins road across from the monument and march
to the ceremony.


* Music from the War Between the States

* March on of troops

* Invocation by UDC Chaplain

* Pledge of Allegiance to the US flag

* Salute to the Confederate flag

* Welcoming remarks

* Presentation of memorial wreaths and floral tributes by various patriotic
organizations and military units.

* Singing of Dixie

* Benediction by SCV Chaplain

* Refreshments at Johns Hopkins


Additional Information:

* Military units, please bring ALL your colors, your drummers and fifers, if
any, and AS MANY MEN as you can muster. Please consider dressing as you would
for a parade, not field duty. We ask that reenactors under 16 years of age not
to carry muskets or edged weapons.

* With all the recent attacks on the Confederate Flag and our Confederate Heritage,
this is a great opportunity to show the Confederate colors in a positive and
honorable way. PLEASE BRING EVERY CONFEDERATE FLAG YOU OWN, Battle, 1st National,
2nd National, 3rd National, Bonnie Blue, State flags, unit flags, SCV Camp Confederate

* If you have contacts in the PRESS or NEWS MEDIA, invite them to attend and
have them call us for details.

* If you have contacts in other reenactment units, Confederate or Federal,
or other patriotic, civic or veterans organizations, please invite them and
ask them to call us for details.

* If you have INTERNET or E MAIL access please post notice of this ceremony
and send this invitation to your fellow reenactors, their families and friends.

* All groups, military or civilian are encouraged to bring wreaths or floral
tributes to be placed at the LEE/JACKSON Monument. Please let us know who will
make the presentation for your organization/unit.

If your unit or organization has a NEWSLETTER please list JANUARY 20, 2007,
LEE/JACKSON BIRTHDAY CEREMONY in your upcoming events.


Regards to all,
G. Elliott Cummings
Col. Harry W. Gilmor Camp #1388
Sons of Confederate Veterans
(H) 410-296-9235

16. From: Jimmy Ward
To: Mailing List Sent: Tuesday, November 21, 2006 5:58 AM Subject: [Southern-Herald]
"Year of Lee" Proclamation approved Men of the Herald,

Yesterday at the Lenoir County Commissioners meeting, members of three local
Sons of Confederate Veterans camps were represented as we proposed our proclamation
to have all of 2007 be known as the "Year of Lee."

After a 10 minute presentation, I am proud to report that the Commissioners,
without pause, unanimously approved our request.

We are making plans for quarterly history forums next year, as well as regular
articles in the local internet and print media to educate folks about the greatness
of Robert Edward Lee. We hope to accomplish this in a joint effort with local
SCV camps, our CSS Neuse Foundation, and the OCR.

We hope this endeavor will be a success Confederation-wide before the country
jumps into high gear to celebrate the bicentennial of lincoln’s birth in 2009.
I understand nearly 100 million dollars has been put forth so far in preparation
for his remembrance. Let us collectively demonstrate once again that principle
(Lee) is still more noble than stuffed coffers (lincoln).

Below is a copy of the Proclamation that was approved. As I mentioned in a
previous post, the proposed template from New Orleans was used…with modifications.

In the spirit of Lee… "God Bless the Tarheel Boys",

Jimmy "J-Dub" Ward
NC Division Sons of Confederate Veterans
Mid-East Brigade Commander
Pettigrew’s Partisans Camp 2110

Robert E. Lee 200th Birthday Proclamation

WHEREAS, Robert Edward Lee was born to Revolutionary War hero Henry "Light
Horse Harry" Lee III and Anne Carter Lee at Stratford Hall in Westmoreland
County, Virginia, on January 19, 1807; and

WHEREAS, Robert Edward Lee attended the United States Military Academy at West
Point where he graduated second in his class (1829) without receiving a single
demerit; and

WHEREAS, Robert Edward Lee’s first military assignment was to Cockspur Island,
Georgia to supervise in the construction of Fort Pulaski for 17 months; and

WHEREAS, on June 30, 1831, Robert Edward Lee married Mary Ann Randolph Custis,
the only daughter of George Washington Parke Custis, the grandson of Martha
Washington and the adopted grandson of George Washington; and

WHEREAS, Robert Edward Lee served in the United States Army and with the rank
of Captain fought in the War with Mexico where he was wounded at the Battle
of Chapultepec; and

WHEREAS, Robert Edward Lee was appointed Superintendent of the United States
Military Academy at West Point in 1852 and was considered one of the best superintendents
in the history of the school; and

WHEREAS, Robert Edward Lee served in the United States Army for nearly 32 years
and was offered the command of the Federal Army at the outset of the War Between
the States; and

WHEREAS, after suffering through a great deal of internal conflict, Robert
Edward Lee chose to link his fate to his country Virginia, stating that he could
not "lift his hand against his own people"; and

WHEREAS, Robert Edward Lee in November 1861 would return to Georgia as a Brigadier-General
in charge of the defenses on the coast of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida,

WHEREAS, Robert Edward Lee assumed command of the Army of Northern Virginia
in the Confederate capital of Richmond on June 1, 1862; and

WHEREAS, following the collapse of the Confederate States of America, Robert
Edward Lee told the people of the South, "If it had all to be done over
again, we should be compelled to act in precisely the same manner."; and

WHEREAS, Robert Edward Lee accepted the position of President of Washington
College in Lexington, Virginia, where he strove to improve the plight of the
war-ravaged South through Christian values, education, and advancement of the
youth; and

WHEREAS, Robert Edward Lee died on October 12, 1870, in Lexington, Virginia;

WHEREAS, Lenoir County men, along with other eastern North Carolina and State
Regiments served with Lee?s Army of Northern Virginia; and

WHEREAS, Future military leaders such as Lt. Gen Louis B. ?Chesty? Puller,
Gen George S. Patton, and Gen Douglas McArthur studied and patterned their leadership
after Lee; and

WHEREAS, Sir Winston Churchill remarked, "that Lee was the noblest American
who ever lived and one of the greatest commanders known to the annals of war";

WHEREAS, Former General and President Dwight D. Eisenhower remarked,? from
deep conviction I simply say this: a nation of men of Lee’s caliber would be
unconquerable in spirit and soul. Indeed, to the degree that present-day American
youth will strive to emulate his rare qualities, including his devotion to this
land as revealed in his painstaking efforts to help heal the nation’s wounds
once the bitter struggle was over, we, in our own time of danger in a divided
world, will be strengthened and our love of freedom sustained;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Lenoir County Commissioners do hereby
declare that the year 2007 shall be known and declared as the "Year of
Lee", and it highly encourages its citizens and education establishments
to organize, publicize, promote, and attend any appropriate observances and
commemorations in the local area and regionally, and

LET IT BE FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution shall be made known to all
local media outlets now and throughout the year of 2007 and it shall be made
patent and entered into the Lenoir County permanent records and archives.

17. Rowan Rifles Camp SCV of Salisbury, North Carolina got a proclamation for
the Year of Robert E. Lee from Rowan County Board of Commissioners.

18. For complete St. Clair newspaper article go to:


For information only from the Saint Clair News in St. Clair Alabama. For St.
Clair County, the year 2007 has been named "The Year of Lee in recognition
of Robert E. Lee’s 200th birthday and his service to country.

The St. Clair Commission, at the request of the St. Clair Camp 308 Sons of
Confederate Veterans, declared the year of Lee in St. Clair County with a resolution
outlining Lee’s life, education and service.

19. From David Anderson.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans, Major General Joseph Wheeler Camp 863 has
requested a proclamation from the Rockdale County Commission of Conyers, Georgia
for Robert E. Lee’s 200th birthday.

20. The Brig. Gen. J.J. Alfred A. Mouton Camp 778 Sons of Confederate Veterans,
of Opelousas will be holding their Lee-Jackson Banquet on Saturday January 2,

This annual event celebrates the birthdays of the South’s generals Robert E.
Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. January 19, 2007, marks the 200th
Anniversary of Lee’ birth.

21. From Brag Bowling

General Robert E. Lee: Hero or Traitor?


APRIL 28, 2007


2007 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Robert E. Lee, one of America’s
most revered individuals. But opinions are changing in this era of Political
Correctness. Was Lee a hero whose valor and leadership were surpassed only by
his honor and humanity? Or was he a traitor whose military skill served a bad
cause and prolonged an immoral rebellion against his rightful government?

The Stephen D. Lee Institute will explore these questions and Lee’s incomparable
legacy in a Bicentennial Symposium on Saturday, April 28, 2007, in Arlington,
Virginia, where Lee lived until he departed to join the Confederacy and later
took command of the famed Army of Northern Virginia, never to return.

To many, Robert E. Lee is a remote figure, a marble icon. To others he was
simply a great battlefield commander. But Lee was much more; his character shines
brightly from the past, illuminating the present. The Symposium will cover Lee’s
views on government and liberty, his humane attitudes toward race and slavery,
Lee and the American Union, Lee as inspired commander and his relationship with
the Army, Lee as a Christian gentleman, and the meaning of Lee for today.

The Stephen Dill Lee Institute was established by the Sons of Confederate Veterans
in 2005 as a forum for historical scholarship in defense of the cause for which
the Confederate Soldier fought. The April 28 Robert E. Lee Bicentennial Symposium
will be the premiere event in memory of this greatest of Americans. The stellar
lineup of speakers includes —-

RON MAXWELL- producer/director of the films GETTYSBURG and GODS AND GENERALS



and R.E. LEE

CLYDE WILSON- Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the University of South Carolina
and Dean of the SD Lee Institute

DONALD LIVINGSTONE- Professor of Philosophy at Emory University and Royal Institute
Fellow of the University of Edinburgh





The Symposium will be held at the Key Bridge Marriott Hotel in Arlington, VA.
The Marriott is conveniently located nearby Lee sites such as the Arlington
House and Alexandria, Virginia. It is within 5 minutes of Reagan National Airport
and directly across the Potomac River from Georgetown. A METRO station
is across the street from the hotel for quick and easy travel to the entire
Washington DC area. Late April offers beautiful weather in the Washington area
so spouses are encouraged to come with all registrants. Space is limited, so
register early to ensure a seat.

There will be only one national Lee Bicentennial event of this stature. We
expect attendees from all over the USA and even from abroad. Don’t miss it.
Make your plans to attend now.

TO REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE —– https://scv.secure-sites.us/sdli/register.php



22. "Why We Should Remember Robert E. Lee" is the them of this years
Annual Robert E. Lee-Stonewall jackson Birthday Dinner in Knoxville, set for
January 20, 2007 at the Foundry at World’s Fair Park."
For Compete "Knoxville News" story go to:

23. From Curt Tifton, Adjutant Arizona Division SCV

From the Arizona Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans: Honors for
Robert E. Lee and Lt. General Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson.

Lee-Jackson Celebration 13 January 2007 at the Clarion Hotel Tucson Airport
on South Tucson Blvd. near the airport entrance. Hosted by the Texas John Slaughter
Camp 2074. Cost for lunch is $16.50. Contact Commander David Hawkins at: hawkstoo@earthlink.net
for information.

Arizona Division Lee-Jackson Celebration, 20 January, 2007 hosted by the Colonel
Sherod Hunter Camp 1525 st Johnson’s Big Apple at 19th Ave. at Bell Road in
Phoenix. Cost for lunch is $15.00. The event will include "face time"
with General Lee and General Jackson and the ever popular Lee-Jackson Trivia
contest. For more info contact Commander Robert Perkins at: robertp6165@yahoo.com

Lee-Jackson Celebration and potluck 27 January 2007, hosted by the Captain
Hunter’s Arizona Rangers Camp 1202 at the home of Commander Bobby Morris. For
info contact Commander Morris at:

24. Birthday celebration, Saturday, January 13, 2007, at 2 PM Massaponax Church
Road, Fredericksburg, Va. The Fredericksburg Chapter of the United Daughters
of the Confederacy and the Nannie Seddon Barney Chapter of Children of the Confederacy
invite the public to celebrate the birthdays of Gen. Robert E. Lee, General
Thomas (Stonewall) Jackson and Commodore Matthew Fountaine Maury. For more details
540 786 9687. The 47th Virginia Infantry, SCV and MOSB will be there.

25. By Marc Ramsey There will be a commemoration of Gen. Lee’s birthday on
January 19 at the Lee house on Franklin Street in Richmond.

26. Also, As Part of the Commemoration of the 200th birthday of the great Virginian’s
birth, the JEB Stuart Memorial Foundation and Owens and Ramsey Booksellers are
proud to present Robert E. Lee- The Final Achievement–A Play By Perry S. Nathan
and Marc F. Ramsey April 20, 21,22 and May 4, 5 and 6th at Historic Bolling
Haxall House in Richmond, Virginia, Proceeds to benefit Virgina Battlefield
For more information call: 1-866-808-1861 or 1-804-272-8888

27. From Sally Raburn
The Plant City Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy will be having
a birthday party/program honoring General Robert E. Lee on January 13, 2007
at 10:00 a.m. at the 1914 Historical High School in Plant City, Florida on Collins
Street. The program given by Martha Sue Skinner is be entitled "Do you
know the man Robert E. Lee? Insights to who he was." A silent auction for
a portrait of General Lee valued at $200 will be held, as well as door prizes
and refreshments. Birthday gifts are usually brought to a birthday party, and
in honor of General Lee, we are asking each member to come prepared to make
a donation to our chapter as a gift in memory of General Lee.

28. From Ben Hestley, Past Alabama SCV Commander St. Clair Camp 308 and the
Ashville Chapter 1488 United Daughters of the Confederacy will hold their Annual
Lee-Jackson banquet on January 27, 2007, at 6:30PM at the Pell Civic Center
in Pell City, Alabama. Guest speaker will be Lt. Col. (retired) John Eidsmoe,
Professor of Law at the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law. Guests are requested
to wear Confederate uniforms and period attire. For more information contact
Adjutant Garland Minor at: 1-205-629-5362 for reservations.

29. For information only from the St. Petersburg Times newspaper, Florida.
Click on website and go to fourth article.
The Sally Tompkins Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy will meet
at 1 PM Thursday at the home of Jane Cody in Holiday. Members will celebrate
the birthdays of Gen. Robert E. lee and Stonwall Jackson. For further information
call: 1-727-842-8392

30. Letter Written to Greene Publishing honoring General Lee: Go to http://greenepublishing.com/letter_to_editor.htm,
scroll down to read a letter to the editor of the Madison County, Florida "Carrier.
This letter was written by my daughter, Rebekah Edwards, moderator of the Confederate
Civil Rights Group at Yahoo.
Max Basford
Camp 1346
Marianna, Florida

31. James Knechtmann at: jamesknechtmann@hotmail.com
Events for Robert E. Lee’s 200th Birthday

There will be a three-day celebration at Stratford Hall. From Stratford
Hall’s website (http://www.stratfordhall.org/birthday200.html):

Robert E. Lee 1807-2007: Celebration of an American Icon

Stratford’s events for 2007 will focus on General Robert E. Lee during his
200th birthday year. Please bookmark our calendar so you will not miss any of
the programs that will be offered. The Lee-Jackson Educational Foundation
has generously assisted with funding for these programs.

Robert E. Lee 200th Birthday Celebration
January 19-21, 2006

Join us on Friday, January 19, for a special Lee Pilgrimage to see the historic
home where Lee was born. Gates open at 9:30 a.m. Admission will be charged and
grounds tickets will not be sold on this day. The Visitor Center
will feature two new exhibits on Robert E. Lee: "Capturing Robert E. Lee
in Life and Memory" and "Robert E. Lee and the Women in his Life."
Robert E. Lee portrayer Al Stone will give two presentations in the Visitor
Center, at
11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., on Lee’s Decision to resign from the U. S. Army. Light
refreshments will be served throughout the day in the Visitor Center.

Two artillery salutes to Lee, using full-scale cannons, will be held during
the late afternoon and early evening.

From 6:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., candlelight tours of the Great House, featuring
live musicians in the Great Hall, will be held. The admission fee to the above
activities is $12 for adults (ages 12 and up), $6 for children (ages 5-11),
and children under 5 free. Visitors planning to enjoy these activities only
can pay the admission fee at the gate. The Plantation Dining Room will be open
for lunch and the Plantation Store will be open for shopping.

Lodging at Stratford is already fully booked for the entire weekend, but blocks
of rooms have been reserved at other hotels/motels and B&Bs in the area.
Please contact Neva Folk at (804)493-8038, ext. 8504, or Cindy Vaughan
at (804)493-8038, ext. 8039 for a listing of alternate lodging.

Southern Horizons, a group specializing in Civil War Period music, will give
two musical tributes to Lee during the evening, starting around 7:00 p.m. Visitors
who wish to attend either of the group’s performances at the Council House should
e-mail Neva Folk or Cindy Vaughan or call 804-493-8038, ext. 8504 or 8039 in
advance for reservations. Admission tickets for the day’s activities plus the
musical performance are $15 for adults (ages 12 and up), $8.00 for children
(ages 5-11) and free to children under 5.

Advance reservations for Southern Horizon performances are required due to
limited seating in the Council House.

The Plantation Dining Room will be open for a special Lee Birthday Dinner Buffet,
with a single seating at 5:30 p.m. For those visitors who want to "do it
all," there is a total package price of $40.00 for adults (ages 12 and
up), $20.00 for children (5-11) and children under 5 free. This price includes
all of the Friday activities, plus the musical performance and buffet dinner.
Advance reservations (see contact information above) are required.

Advance reservations using a VISA or MasterCard can be made. There will be
no refunds on advance reservation tickets.

32. Lee-Jackson Supper
Our next meeting will be our Lee/Jackson supper at Ole South Restaurant on Hwy
54E in Owensboro, KY. The date is Jan 18, 2007. Supper will start at 6:00PM
and the program will start at 7:00PM. A very special speaker will be with us
this year, Tennessee Div. Cmdr. Dr Michael R Bradley PHD, of Tullahoma, TN.
Dr. Bradley has written several books on the war. His new book on Gen. Forrest’s
escort is just off the press. We will also have special guest, T. Warren and
family from Southern IL. We may be able to have a song or two from T. This will
be a night you will not want to miss.
All SCV, UDC, OCR, and members who can come, are invited. And we ask for a large
turn-out in support of this "THE YEAR OF Robert E. LEE". If you need
more info please call or e-mail. Please pass this info on to all on your Southern
list. THANKS
FRED C. WILHITE~~Forrest’s-Orphans Camp~1744 Calhoun,KY. 270-785-

33. From Martin O’Toole at: MKOT@aol.com
Events for Robert E. Lee’s 200th Birthday
The Lt. General Leonidas Polk Camp (#1446) will be holding its annual Lee-Jackson
dinner on Saturday evening, January 27th, 2007 at the Marietta Country Club,
Marietta, Georgia. MKOT

34. A Tour of Robert E. Lee’s ancestral home in commemoration of his 200th

To the 27th Georgia Regiment, Camp 1404, Sons of Confederate Veterans Annual
Generals Lee, Longstreet, Jackson Birthdays Banquet.Saturday, January 27, 2007,
At 7:00 PM. Jaemor Farms Activity Building – Hwy 365 North at Marker 35. Speaker:
Dr. Clay Ouzts, SCV member and Professor of History at Gainesville College.
Musical entertainment by the Dixie Peachtones. Catered Dinner $25.00 per person;
Couples $40.00. This years banquet will be honoring General Robert Edward Lee,
On the 200th anniversary of his birth. Dress: Coat and Tie, or uniform

Reservations to:
Stan McDaniel
2100A Thompson Bridge Rd.
Gainesville, GA 30501

36. From: David Anderson: scotreb@bellsouth.net

A Proclamation from Rockdale County Commission

The Rockdale County Commission will present to the Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler
Camp #863 a proclamation recognizing the year 2007 as the "Year of Lee".
Those wishing to attend this meeting see the message below as for the location.
Please dress in a coat and tie for this presentation. Also this presentation
will be on the local Government Channel on Comcast.

Mr. Anderson,
Per our conversation on the phone, we will being expecting you and any other
guests you wish to bring, on Tuesday, January 9 ,2007 at 10:00 a.m. to accept
the proclamation at the Board of Commissioners meeting.

The meetings are held in the Board of Commissioners Meeting Room, 901 Main
Street, Olde Town Conyers. Parking is available behind the large building adjacent
to the Board of Commissioner’s offices.

Please let me know if anything changes and your group will not be able to attend.
We look forward to seeing you on January 9.

Holly Lafontaine

37. Lee-Jackson Banquet/Social – Picayune, Mississippi

Our Lee-Jackson Banquet/Social is on for our regular meeting night — Thursday,
January 11th, at 7 PM, and will be, as usual, a potluck supper. Please bring
a dish and come share good times and good food. Comdr. John Fornea has approved
this Banquet/Social.

I will bring ice, cups, plates, bowls, forks, spoons, and drinks, so nobody
need bring anything except a tasty dish and a healthy appetite!

Dress is informal, but period attire is encouraged and appreciated. We may be
having our picture taken for the upcoming Picayune Item Clubs Special Edition

We will dispense with all business except to make a $200 donation to Beauvoir
from our Josh Wolfe Memorial Heritage Fund
Adj. Jim Huffman will be the keynote speaker.

HOWEVER, if Mr. Wayne Cosby, chief historian of Camp Moore Confederate Museum
and Cemetery would like to be our speaker, he is more than welcome to come and
speak! Many of our Members have a great interest in Camp Moore, as many of our
Confederate ancestors trained there!

We’d love to have some friends from the surrounding Camps join us, as well as
Division Officers, OCR, UDC, etc.!!! It would be great to see folks from Laurel,
the Coast, Purvis, New Augusta, etc., at our little get-together!

Our Banquet will be held at the Pearl River County Senior Center.

Directions to the Pearl River County Senior Center, E. L. Patch Parkway, Picayune,
Pearl River County, Mississippi. From the southeast side of the intersection
of Interstate 59 (Exit #4) & Mississippi Hwy 43 South at Picayune, take
the I-59 Service Road, proceed south by Ryan’s Restaurant, Walmart’s Super Center,
the auto dealership, and Furniture Gallery furniture store. Immediately after
passing the furniture store turn left onto E. L. Patch Parkway. Go about 50
yards, then curve right. The Senior Center is about fifty more yards ahead at
the end of the road.

Happy New Year to everyone! If you need further directions/info, please email
me at huffman1234@bellsouth.net or call me at 601.798.8208 (takes a long message)
— Jim Huffman, Gainesville Vols

38. January 12, 2007, Lee-Jackson Day (Richmond)—Noon Memorial Service at
the Lee Monument on Monument Ave. The Virginia Division will be celebrating
the Lee-Jackson state holiday. We will be gratefully acknowledging the nearly
half-million dollar restoration by the Commonwealth of Virginia one of the most
famous and largest equestrain statues in the nation.

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