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SCV CAMP 1493 Annual Picnic


Nothing could be more Southern than a summertime gathering outdoors with family and friends for food and fellowship. The United Confederate Veterans always held such picnics. Their SCV successors have often done the same. After a hiatus in 2013, we at Camp 1493, 19th Virginia Infantry, intend to continue the tradition in 2014.

Our annual picnic for SCV and UDC members and guests will be held on Sunday, September 21, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at "Buena Vista" (1754 Stony Point Road -- Route 20 North). The estate's main house was built during the WBTS and is one of the very few such structures known to have been completed hereabout during those tumultuous years.  Clara Belle Wheeler, owner of "Buena Vista" since the 1960's, has generously offered her home and its magnificent tree-shaded grounds for our event.

Camp quartermaster Harvey Stoner will provide the picnic's prime entrée.  Harvey’s old fashioned fish-fry has been a great success at our previous picnics, so he’ll do it again in 2014.  Like a good forager, Harvey has been patrolling Lake Anna and the Bugg’s Island Lake for catfish and croakers and has bagged his quota already.  He even has a new recipe for hushpuppies.  We encourage each and all to contribute other homemade dishes -- salads, desserts, whatever you would like to share.  Attendees may bring their own beer, wine, or liquor.

 We ask for a contribution of $5 per adult to cover the fish fry.

Guests are welcome.  Do invite your friends.  Just please help us plan by telling us how many will be in your party.

Sign up by responding to John Kennedy at  or (434)960-6124