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July 2004

R.E. Lee Camp, Confederate Veterans, Alexandria, Virginia, 1973

Click here for a clearer image/Cover of R.E. Lee Camp, Confederate Veterans, Alexandria, Virginia, VA REF 369.17R Click here for a clearer image/Table of Contents of R.E. Lee Camp, Confederate Veterans, Alexandria, Virginia, VA REF 369.17R  Edgar Warfield, Alexandria's last surviving Confederate veteran, circa 1930
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This history of the R.E. Lee Camp, Confederate Veterans, Alexandria, Virginia was published by the Mary Custis Lee -- 17th Virginia Regiment Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1973. It includes a list of officers, a roster of members, and meeting minutes. The book also lists Memorial Day speakers and notes the burial places of Confederate veterans.

Former members of the 17th Virginia Regiment met in Alexandria on June 30, 1884 to establish the "17th Virginia Infantry Association of Alexandria, Virginia." A week later, they organized the "R.E. Lee Camp, Confederate Veterans, Alexandria, Virginia." Founding members included General Montgomery Dent Corse, Captain Philip Beverly Hooe, Private Edgar Warfield, Private George Wise, and others. In subsequent years, individuals elected to honorary membership included Confederate President Jefferson Davis and General Jubal Early.

Related Resources
  • Confederate Historical Resources from the Alexandria Library Local History/Special Collections Division
  • Roster of R. E. Lee Camp, No. 2, Confederate Veterans of Alexandria, Virginia
  • Michael J. Andrus. The Brooke, Fauquier, Loudoun and Alexandria Artillery
  • David M. Frantum. Confederate Burials in Northern Virginia
  • T. Michael Miller. The Confederate Statue in Alexandria, Virginia -- A Chronology of Its Construction, Dedication, and Maintenance
  • Lee A. Wallace, Jr. 17th Virginia Infantry
  • Edgar Warfield. Manassas to Appomattox: The Civil War Memoirs of Pvt. Edgar Warfield, 17th Virginia Infantry
  • George D. Wise. History of the Seventeenth Virginia Infantry, CSA
  • Manuscript Box 65: Montgomery Dent Corse, 1816-1895: Papers
  • Manuscript Box 240: Memorabilia --- Confederate Memorial Day Poems

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