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Lee-Jackson Day Dinner  ~ January 20, 2008

                                                      

 

The members of the 19th Virginia Infantry Camp 1493, Sons of Confederate Veterans, invite all lovers of history -- as well as of fine food, warm firesides, and old-fashioned hospitality -- to join them for their Fourth Annual Lee-Jackson Day Dinner.  Set for Sunday, January 20, 2008, at Historic Michie Tavern, this event will continue the Virginia tradition we reintroduced in 2004.

 

Long celebrated in the Commonwealth as a state holiday, Lee-Jackson Day marks two birthdays -- those of Robert Edward Lee, born January 19, 1807, and Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, born January 21, 1824.  And though its celebration has weathered challenge in recent decades, its hold on many hearts remains secure.

 

Our 2008 dinner is open to anyone and everyone who wants to attend.  A single advance payment -- $35 per person or $70 per couple -- will cover all costs.  That fee includes a dinner buffet featuring Michie Tavern's justly famed home-style southern fare: country ham, fried chicken, black-eyed peas, biscuits, and cornbread, plus desserts and non-alcoholic beverages. Beer and wine will be available at extra charge.

 

The evening will begin at 6:00 pm with a social hour.  Dinner will follow at 7:00 pm.  Afterward, North Carolina native Jennings Lee Wagoner, Professor Emeritus of History of Education at the University of Virginia, will offer his thoughts for the occasion.

 

Reservations are required and must be made no later than January 10, 2008, with camp treasurer Robert W. Tatum, Box 59,  North Garden VA 22959.  Please make checks out to the 19th Virginia Infantry.  For more information, please contact Camp Commander Lee Scouten, telephone (434) 293-3148, or e-mail: relscouten@cs.com.

 

We hope you'll join us.

R. E. Lee Scouten

Commander, 19th Virginia Infantry, Camp 1493

Charlottesville and Albemarle County

 

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