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Archibald Gracie Camp #985, SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS, is proud to announce the First Annual Cigar & Mint Julep Party on Saturday, August 30th, at 7PM!  In the elegant South Lounge of the Soldiers’, Sailors’, Marines’ & Airmen’s Club, with a balcony overlooking Lexington Avenue, we’ll toast the unrivaled refinement of the South with frosty Mint Juleps (of course using only General Buckner’s Recipe!) and excellent cigars (only on the balcony, naturally).

The event is free to members of the Camp, as well as the ladies of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, while guests are respectfully asked to make a donation to the Camp of $20.  However, membership applications (both for descendents of Confederate servicemen as well as the auxiliary “Friends of the SCV”) will be available, and the submission of said along with payment for the first year’s dues will cover the cost of entrance!

This is an open event for anyone opining for the sunny South, so members are encouraged to invite friends.

Questions and RSVPs will be joyfully fielded by Camp Commander Patrick McCullough: PGMcCullough@nycscv.org, or RSVP at the First Annual Cigar & Mint Julep Party’s Facebook Page.

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The latest issue of The Copperhead has been delivered to members’ email inboxes, and is available on the website: July issue of THE COPPERHEAD, the official newsletter of the New York City Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Like the June issue, the July edition features all the news from the camp, and is one page long. We’d love for forthcoming editions to have too much info to fit on one page! So send in your ideas and contributions to PGMcCullough@nycscv.org.

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On Wednesday, June 18th, the 150th anniversary of Gen. Beauregard’s impossible victory at Petersburg, members of the camp gathered at Aleo Restaurant in New York City for a dinner meeting.

McCullough_Mann_GracieOver drinks and an exquisite pre-fixe, an uncontested election was held, resulting in the unanimously ‘Ayed’ elevation of Camp Chaplain Patrick McCullough to Camp Commander, taking the reins from outgoing Commander Victor Mann. Mr. Cupschalk was reelected Lieutenant Commander, Dr. Green became Surgeon, Mr. Moseley was elected Judge Advocate, and Mr. Beedle continues as Historian.

Commander McCullough asked for input on venues for future meetings as well as dates, speakers, and special events. Members are encouraged to email suggestions to PGMcCullough@nycscv.org. Based on feedback, a calendar for the coming year should be available soon!

Following the business meeting, a presentation was given entitled “Confederate New York: The City’s Surprising Southern History”.

It provided brief biographies of Confederate Sons such as NYC Mayor John Purroy Mitchel, New York Governor Herbert H. Lehman, and others, as well as NYC Mayor Fernando Wood’s proposal to join the South in seceding, Stonewall Jackson’s Brooklyn baptism, the NYC residency of President Davis’ widow, and more.

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An exciting new monthly feature, the Archibald Gracie Camp newsletter, has just gone out to members! If you missed the email, check out the newsletter, THE COPPERHEAD here.

You’ll notice it calls for submissions. If you have any for next month’s issue, or other subsequent issues, please be sure to share them!

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June 18th will be the 150th anniversary of General Beauregard’s heroic and victorious stand against vastly superior forces at Petersburg. The Archibald Gracie Camp will celebrate in style at Aleo Restaurant at 7 W 20th Street, New York, NY. We have a private room reserved, and the dinner rate is $50 per person, which includes beer and wine. We will enjoy a presentation on the history of NY Confederates and the Gracie Camp, dinner, and a business meeting including elections.

Only members in good standing will be able to participate in the election, and a mailing has gone out to all lapsed members with information on getting back on the roster! Please direct any questions or RSVPs to PGMcCullough@nycscv.org. Again, only active members will be permitted to participate in the meeting, but the evening is open to friends, and potential members, as space permits. So RSVP ASAP!

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