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Pickett - Buchanan Camp Confederate Veterans

Communication from Mr. H. C. Herman, City Treasurer

Norfolk, Va. July 26th 1898

The regular monthly meeting of the Pickett – Buchanan Camp Confederate Veterans was held in the hall last & this (Tuesday) evening at 8 o’clock.

Geo. M. Todd, Commander
M. B. Browne, 2nd Lieut. Comdr.
R. H. Gwaltney, 3rd “ “
T. B. Jackson, Adjutant
J. M. Wilson, Paymaster
C. J. Creekmur, Quarter Master
Washington Taylor, (Chairman)
R. A. Dolbie
R. A. Marsden of the Executive Committee
and a number of comrades.

The camp was called to order by the Commander and the minutes of the last meeting of the camp and the report of the Executive Committee was read and approved.

A communication from Mr. H. C. Herman, City Treasurer, covering the resolution adopted by the Council of the City of Norfolk, granting permission to the Camp to erect a monument to the Confederate Dead at the head of old market square and appropriating the sum of $2,500.00 towards its erection, was read and the Camp adopted unanimously a resolution of thanks to the Council for their generous response to its petition.

An offer from Bertrain and Willard of the New York Lyceum Bureau to produce before the Camp and its friends a Military play under certain monetary donations was read and declined with thanks.

An acknowledgment by Miss Elizabeth T. Pickett, of the receipt of the badge recently presented her by the Camp and worn as Maid of honor on her recent attendance upon the Confederate reunion at Atlanta GA was read and ordered filled.

The death since the last meeting of the Camp or Comrade A. E. Qutten, was announced, when on motion, a page of the record was dedicated to his memory, and a letter of condolence directed sent to his family.

The death also, on the 25th instant of Past Commander Thomas L. Dourine was announced.

On motion Comrades Past Commanders Henry and Garrett appointed a committee to draft a suitable resolution in respect to his memory, and to present them to next meeting of the Camp.

The Commander appointed Comrades W. E. Hudgins, Washington Taylor, John Vermillion, and Charles Pickett to act for the Camp as Pall Bearers for Past Commander Dourine, whose funeral will take place this afternoon,

T. R. Jackson

Historic Documents related to the monument

1895 Monument of Peace, 1895 Kirmess, 1897 Raising Money, Report of the Committee on Monument, Board of Trustees, Monument Approval, Communication from City Treasurer, Signing Monument Contract, 1899 Ground Braking, 1899 Plans For Laying The Corner Stone, 1899 Laying The Corner Stone, 1902 History of the Monument, 1907 Standard Bearer, 1907 Memorial Day

Source of Information

Picket - Buchanan Camp of Confederate Veterans minute book 1898

in the collection of  

Jean Outland Chrysler Library, 

Room 1003, Barry Arts Building, 4600 Monarch Way, Norfolk, Va. 23508, (757) 664-6205.