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WAR HISTORY COMMISSION NEWS LETTER

VIRGINIA WAR HISTORY COMMISSION Appointed by Governor Westmoreland Davis, January, 1919. 1. MR. ARTHUR KYLE DAVIS, President, Southern College. Chairman, Petersburg, Va. 2. COL. CHARLES R. KEILEY, Secretary, Norfolk, Va. Executive Secretary, Virginia Council of Defense. 3. DR. HENRY R. McILWAINE, Petersburg, Va. State Librarian. 4. HON. THOMAS NELSON PAGE, Ambassador to Italy. 5. RT. REV. COLLINS DENNY, Richmond, Va. Bishop M. E. Church, South. 6. HON. HARRY ST. GEORGE TUCKER, Lexington Va. Chairman, Virginia Central Legal Advisory Board. 7. BRIG.-GENERAL JO LANE STERN, Richmond, Va. Adjutant-General of Virginia. 8. RT. REV. DENNIS J. O'CONNELL, Richmond, Va. Bishop, Catholic Diocese of Richmond 9. DR. H. J. ECKENRODE, Richmond, Va. Secretary Southern Historical Society. 10. DR. DOUGLAS FREEMAN, Richmond, Va. Editor News-Leader. 11. REV. EDWARD N. CALISCH, Richmond, Va. Rabbi, Beth Ahabah Synaogue. 12. DR. JOHN PRESTON McCONNELL, East Radford, Va. President, State Normal School for Women. 13. DR. JAMES S. WILSON, University, Va. Poe Professor of English. 14. MRS. WILLIAM G. STANARD, Richmond, Va. 1010 Floyd Ave. Author of "Colonial Virginia.' 15. DR. LYON G. TYLER, Holdcroft, Va. President Emeritus William and Mary College. 16. HON. ROBERT R. PRENTIS, Suffolk, Va. Judge Supreme Court of Appeals.

TOPICAL ARRANGEMENT OF VIRGINIA WAR HISTORY. General Editors. Arthur Kyle Davis, Chairman, Petersburg, Va. Associates -- President Edwin A. Alderman, University of Virginia. Mr. James Branch Cabell, Dumbarton, Va. Section I -- Virginians of Distinguished Service. Chairman -- Hon. Thos. Nelson Page, Ambassador to Italy. Section II -- Pre-War Conditions and Activities. Chairman -- Rabbi E. N. Calisch, Ph.D., Richmond Va. Associates -- Pres. H.L. Smith, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va.; Mr. Alfred B. Williams, Washington, D. C. Section III -- Virginia Churches in War Time. Chairman -- Bishop Collins Denny, D. D., Richmond, Va. Associates -- Rt. Rev. Beverley D. Tucker, Norfolk, Va.; D. W. W. Moore, Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Va.; Dr. Sparks W. Melton, Norfolk, Va. Section IV -- Virginia Schools and Colleges in the War. Chairman -- Dr. Jas. S. Wilson, University of Virginia. Associates -- Dr. Albert Lefevre, University of Va.; Dr. R. E. Blackwell, Pres. Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, Va. Section V. -- Political Contributions of Virginia. Chairman - Judge Robert R. Prentis, Supreme Court of Appeals, Richmond, Va. Associates - Dr. Armistead C. Gordon, Staunton, Va.; Dr. Lindsay Rogers, University of Va. Section VI -- Draft Law and Virginia Organizations. Chairman -- Brig.-General Jo Lane Stern, Richmond, Va. Associates -- Col. Jennings C. Wise, American Expeditionary Forces; Col. S. Rolfe Millar, Front Royal, Va. Section VII -- Virginia Camps and Cantonments. Chairman -- Dr. H. J. Eckenrode, Sec. Southern Historical Society, Richmond, Va. Associate -- Maj. John A. Graves, Camp Lee, Va. Section VIII -- Economic Conditions in War-Time. Chairman -- Hon. Harry St. George Tucker, Lexington, Va. Associates -- Thos. S. Purdie, Norfolk, Va.; Major Armistead M. Dobie, University of Va; Section IX -- Local Branches of Virginia Commission. Chairman -- Col. Charles R. Keiley, Richmond, Va. Associates -- Mrs. Egbert G. Leigh, Jr., Richmond, Va.; Mr. Wyndham R. Meredith, Richmond, Va. Section X -- Chesapeake Bay Area in War-Time. Chairman -- Lyon G. Tyler, LL. D., Holdcroft, Va., editor William and Mary Quarterly. Associate -- Mr. Robert Baylor Tunstall. Section XI -- Virginia Soldiers and Sailors Overseas. Chairman -- Dr. Douglas Freeman, Richmond, Va. Associates -- Major-General William Lassiter, American expeditionary force; Major Allen Potts, American expeditionary force. Section XII - The Red Cross in Virginia. Chairman -- Dr. J. P. McConnell, president State Normal School, East Redford, Va. Associates -- Colonel Henry W. Anderson, A. R. C., overseas (Richmond, Va.); Dr. William E. Gilbert, East Radford, Va. Section XIII -- War Work and Relief Organizations. Chairman -- Mrs. William G. Stanard, Richmond, Va. Associates -- Mrs. William G. Stanard, Richmond, Va. Associates -- Mrs. B. B. Mumford, Richmond, Va.; Mrs. Lucien H. Cocke, Roanoke, Va. Section XIV -- War Letters, Diaries and Incidents. Chairman - Dr. H. R. McIlwaine, State Librarian, Richmond, Va. Associates -- Hon. Lewis H. Machen, Richmond, Va.; Hon. Rosewell Page, Richmond, Va. Section XV -- Post-War Conditions and Activities. Chairman -- Rtt. Rev. Dennis J. O'Connell, D. D., Richmond, Va. Associates -- Mr. John Stewart Bryan, Richmond, Va.; Dr. D. R. Anderson, Richmond College, Richmond, Va.

CONTRIBUTING MEMBERS. Major John P. Leary, Mutual Building, Richmond, Va. Mr. Homer L. Ferguson, Newport News, Va. Col Charles Brownlee, Camp Surgeon, Camp Lee, Va. Brig. Gen. Chas. Ferguson, Fort Monroe, Va. Major B. F. Clegg, Camp Lee, Va. Captain D. R. Kerr, Camp Lee, Va. General Omar Bundy, Officer in Command, Camp Lee, Va. Col. T. M. Wortham, Westmoreland Club, Richmond, Va. Maj. Gen. Marlborough Churchill, care War Department, Washington, D. C. Mr. George Keessee, Federal Reserve Bank, Richmond, Va. Mr. H. H. Angell, Roanoke, Va. Mr. Barton C. Myers, Chamber of Commerce, Norfolk, Va. Col. R. F. Leedy, Luray, Va. Col. Wm. J. Perry, Staunton, Va. Mr. W. P. Allen, Wilmington, Del. Mr. J. R. A. Hobson, Tredegar Iron Works, Richmond, Va. Mr. W. D. Mount, Saltville, Va. Mr. Columbus K. Lassiter, American Locomotive Works, Richmond, Va. Mr. G. D. Kilgore, Norton, Va. Mr. E. A. Parkinson, Norfolk, Va. Mr. Jesse M. Jones, Blacksburg, Va. Mr. George L. Seay, Gov., Federal Reserve Bank, Richmond, Va. Col. Thos. B. McAdams, Merchants National Bank, Richmond, Va. Mr. John C. Easley, Chamber of Commerce, Richmond, Va. Major Clinton L. Wright, Norfolk, Va. General C. C. Vaughan, Franklin, Va. Captain Greenlee Letcher, Lexington, Va. Lieut. Col. S. Gardner Waller, U. S. Recruiting Station, Roanoke, Va. Major H. L. Opie, Staunton, Va. Col. Hugh Cumming, care U. S. Public Health Service, Washington, D. C. Mr. George Cole Scott, Rio Vista, Va. Mrs. Gertrude H. Boatwright, Virginia College, Roanoke, Va. Mrs. H. W. Morehead, Elizabeth College, Salem, Va. Miss Rachel Wilson, Hollins, Va. Miss Mary Somerville Gammon, 108 North 5th St., Richmond, Va. Mr. G. W. Stanard, 1010 Floyd Avenue, Richmond, Va. Lieut. Com. W. D. Cardwell, care Commander of 5th Naval District, Norfolk, Va. Major R. F. Bierne, Covington, Va. Major M. M. Milton, Mutual Building. Col. E. E. Goodwyn, Emporia, Va. Major Gaston Licthenstein, Richmond, Va. Mr Thomas P. Bryan, 810 Cathedral Place, Richmond, Va. Mr. H. P. Johnson, University, Va. Miss Marianne P. Higgins, Mary Baldwin Seminary, Staunton, Va. Dr. Elizabeth French, Johnson, Sweet Briar, Va. Major Gen. Adelbert Cronkhite, Com. Officer Port of Debarkation, Newport News, Va. Dr. Robert C. Bryan, Grace Hospital, Richmond, Va. Rev. J. A. Kelleher, 808 E. Grace St., Richmond, Va. Mr. T. M. Carrington, Sr., 930 Park Avenue, Richmond, Va. Mr. R. C. Stearnes, Richmond War Camp Community Service, 7th and Franklin Streets, Richmond, Va. Mrs. Wm. Ruffin Cox, 809 W. Grace St., Richmond, Va. Mr. H. L. Harwood, 1821 Grove Avenue, Richmond, Va. Mr. Julian E. Pleasants, 312 Chamberlyne Ave., Richmond, Va. Mr. Chas. L. Weaver, 2709 Hanover Ave., Richmond, Va. Mrs. G. T. W. Kern, 2405 Hanover Ave., Richmond, Va. Col. John A. Cutchins, 1007 W. Franklin St., Richmond, Va.

LOCAL MEMBERS Accomac County. John D. Grant, Jr., Chairman, Accomac, Va. Dr. J. H. Afres, Accomac, Va. L. Floyd Nock, Accomac, Va. Albemarle County. Mrs. Mary Boocock, Chairman, Keswick, Va. Mrs. E. H. Joslin, Keswick, Va. Mr. Geo. Whettier, Keswick, Va. Alexandria County. Mr. Geo. S. Rucker, Chairman, Rosslyn, Va. Mr. Fletcher Kemp, Rosslyn, Va. Mrs. H. D. Moyer, 22 Wilson, Bou., Clarendon, Va. Alleghany County. Mr. R. C. Stokes, Chairman, Covington, Va. Mr. H. M. McAllister, Covington, Va. Mrs. C. P. Jones, Jr., Covington, Va. Amelia County. Dr. Philip T. Southall, Chairman, Amelia, C. H., Va. Mr. John G. Jefferson, Amelia C. H., Va. Mr. James K. Irving, Amelia C. H., Va. Amherst County. Mr. C. L. Scott, Chairman, Amherst, Va. Mr. Landon L. Davis, Amherst, Va. Miss Caroline L. Sparrow, Sweet Briar, Va. Appomattox County. Mr. Sam. L. Ferguson, Chairman, Appomattox, Va. Mr. Claude N. Smith, Appomattox, Va. Miss Mary L. Gills, Appomattox, Va. Augusta County. Mrs. L. W. Peyton, Staunton, Va. Miss Jane C. Howard, Staunton, Va., Mrs. E. Lacy E. Gibson, Staunton, Va. Bath County. Miss Jeanne Graham McAllister, Warm Springs, Va. Rev. C. W. Reed, Warm Springs, Va. Bedford County. Mrs. G. P. Parker, Chairman, Bedford, Va. Mr. A. J. Cauthorne, Bedford, Va. Miss Juliet Gish, Bedford, Va. Botetourt County. Ethan A. Painter, Chairman, Fincastle, Va. Mrs. J. S. Pechin, Buchanan, Va. Brunswick County Mrs. D. Hicks, Jr., Lawrenceville, Va. Buchanan County. Mr. W. L. Dennis, Chairman, Grundy, Va. Mrs. M. L. Combs, Grundy, Va. Buckingham County. Rev. C. M. Barrell, Chairman, Buckingham, Va. Mr. S. R. Twyman, Wingina, Va. Mrs. R. S. Ellis, Wily, Va. Campbell County. Mr. Walter Fauntleroy, Chairman, Altavista, Va. Caroline County. Capt. C. T. Smith, Chairman, Croxton, Va. Willing Bowie, Bowling Green, Va. Rev. Andrew Broaddus, Sparta, Va. Carroll County. Hon. D. W. Bolen, Chairman, Hillsville, Va. Lawrence E. Lindsay, Hillsville, Va. Miss Alma Wilkinson, Woodlawn, Va. Charlotte County. Mr. W. S. Morton, Chairman, Charlotte C. H., Va. Mr. K. L. Woody, Charlotte C. H., Va. Mrs. J. H. Norvell, Charlotte C. H., Va. Chesterfield County. Mrs. A. J. Hurt, Chairman, Chester, Va. Capt. W. W. Baker, Hallsboro, Va. Miss Lula Powell, Midlothian, Va. Clarke County Mrs. J. D. Richardson, Chairman, Berryville, Va. Mr. John D. Richardson, Berryville, Va. Mrs. Hugh Nelson, Millwood, Va. Craig County. Mr. A. J. Tingler, Chairman, Paint Bank, Va. Mr. Hofford Barger, New Castle, Va. Culpeper County. Miss Ardella Yowell, Chairman, Culpeper, Va. Dr. E. W. Winfrey, Culpeper, Va. Mrs. Raleigh Green, Culpeper, Va. Cumberland County. Mrs. Turner Thomas, Chairman, Cumberland C. H., Va. Miss Mary E. Godsey, Cumberland, C. H., Va. Miss O. G. Flippin, Cumberland C. H., Va. Dickenson County. Mrs. S. H. Sutherland, Chairman, Clintwood, Va. Dinwiddie County. Mr. Morton G. Goode, Chairman, Dinwiddie, Va. Miss Sallie E. Hargrave, Dinwiddie, Va. Elizabeth City County. Mrs. Geo. K. Vanderslice, Chairman, Phoebus, Va. Mrs. W. W. Richardson, 123 Victoria Ave., Hampton, Va. Miss Bessie Fitchett, Hampton, Va. Essex County. Hon. James M. Lewis, Chairman, Tappahannock, Va. Mr. W. E. Wright, Tappahannock, Va. Mrs. Chas. A. Warner, Tappahannock, Va. Fairfax County. Mr. Wilson M. Farr, Chairman, Fairfax, Va. Mrs. G. L. Stuntz, Vienna, Va. Fauquier County. Mrs. Wm. C. Marshall, Chairman, Warrenton, Va. Mr. E. Albert Smith, Warrenton, Va. Floyd County. I. L. Epperly, Chairman, Floyd, Va. Miss Jessie Peterman, Floyd, Va. Miss Susie Hurt, Copper Hill, Va. Fluvanna County. J. O. Shepherd, Chairman, Palmyra, Va. Mr. F. W. Sprague, Palmyra, Va. Miss Vera Pettit, Palmyra, Va. Franklin County. Mrs. Willie Wade, Chairman, Rockymount, Va. Frederick County. Phillip Williams, Chairman, Winchester, Va. Mrs. Alfred Wright, Clearbrook, Va. Phil H. Gold, Winchester, Va. Giles County. Mrs. Frances E. Miller, Chairman, Pearisburg, Va. F. S. Snidow, Pearisburg, Va. Judge Bernard Mason, Pearisburg, Va. Gloucester County. Rev. Wm. B. Lee, Chairman, Gloucester, Va. Rev. R. A. Folkes, Gloucester, Va. Mr. Basil Bernard Roane, Gloucester, Va. Goochland County. Mrs. Bradley S. Johnson, Chairman, 407 E. Grace St., Richmond, Va. Mrs. J. Cannon, Hobson, Pemberton, Va. Mrs. L. R. Barras, Irwin, Va. Grayson County. Mr. J. M. Parsons, Chairman, Independence, Va. Miss Virgie Delp, Elk Creek, Va. Miss Rose Cox, Independence, Va. Greene County. Mr. B. M. Bushong, Chairman, Stanardsville, Va. Greenesville County. Mr. Henry [Maclin?], Chairman, Emporia, Va. Halifax County. Mr. C. B. Lacy, Chairman, South Boston, Va. Mr. C. B. Gibson, Clover, Va. Mrs. Tucker C. Watkins, Jr., South Boston, Va. Hanover County. Mr. J. Walton Hall, Chairman, Ashland, Va. Mrs. H. C. Wilkie, Beaver Dam, Va. Henrico County. Mr. Geo. Stoneman, Chairman, 1310 E. Main St., Richmond, Va. Mr. W. L. Prince, Henrico C.H., Richmond, Va. Mrs. T. Ashby Wickham, Lorraine, Va. Henry County Mrs. Harden Hairston, Axton, Va. Miss Flora Whittle, Martinsville, Va. Highland County. Mr. G. Lee Chew, Chairman, Monterey, Va. Miss Eva Eakle, Monterey, Va. Miss Josephine Bradshaw, McDwell, Va. Isle of Wight County. Mr. A. S. Johnson, Chairman, Isle of Wight, Va. Mrs. Park D. Deans. Windsor, Va. James City County. Mr. Warren Marston, Chairman, Toano, Va. Mr. A. C. Cooper, Toano, Va. King & Queen County. Mrs. H. I. Dudley, Elson, Va. Hon. Geo. C. Bland, Shacklefords, Va. King William County. Mr. Herbert I. Lewis, Chairman, West Point, Va. Mrs. Brantley Bray, Wakeman, Va. Mrs. Geo. W. Richardson, West Point, Va. Lancaster County. Mrs. Geo. S. Gresham, Chairman, Ottoman, Va. Lee County. John H. Russel, Ph. D., Chairman, Pennington, Gap, Va. L. M. Robinette, Jonesville, Va. W. A. Wygal, Jonesville, Va. Loudoun County. Rev. Geo.T. Baker, Chairman, Aldie, Va. Mrs. D. C. Sands, Middleburg, Va. Louisa County. Mr. Robt. C. Hart, Chairman, Pendleton, Va. Mr. J. H. Quisenberry, Frederick Hall, Va. Mrs. S. M. Coleman, Poindexter, Va. Lunenburg County. Mr. N. S. Turnbull, Chairman, Victoria, Va. Mrs. Bruce Clarke, Victoria, Va. Mr. W. P. Holt, Kenbridge, Va. Madison County. Mr. R. J. Thrift, Chairman, Madison, Va. Mrs. R. W. Clore, Criglersville, Va. Mrs. James Hay, Madison, Va. Mecklenburg County. Miss Mabel Massey, Chairman, Boydton, Va. Mr. J. E. Brame, Chase City, Va. Mr. W. D. Blanks, Clarksville, Va. Middlesex County. Mr. W. D. Evans, Chairman, Saluda, Va. Mrs. Nannie McCandish, Saluda, Va. Mr. Carl R. Tomlinson, Urbanna, Va. Montgomery County. Mr. R. I. Roop, Chairman, Christiansburg, Va. Dr. C. W. Newman, Blacksburg, Va. Mrs. Mark Reid, Radford, Va. Nansemond County. Mr. Geo E. Bunting, Chairman, Suffolk, Va. Mr. C. E. Byrd, Suffolk, Va., R. F. D. 2. Mr. C. R. Fulgham, Suffolk, Va. New Kent County. Mr. R. T. Southall, Chairman, Quinton, Va. Norfolk County. Mrs. Thomas P. Thompson, Chairman, Lockhaven, Norfolk, Va. Dr. John W. Buchanan, 505 Dickenson Bldg., Norfolk, Va. Mr. Julian S. Lawrence, Churchland, Va. Northampton County. Mrs. Wm. B. Fitzhugh, Chairman, Machipongo, Va. Mr. J. E. Nottingham, Jr., Franktown, Va. Mrs. R. A. McGuire, Cape Charles, Va. Northumberland County. Mr. H. Gordon Blundon, Chairman, Reedville, Va. Mrs. A. M. Douglas, Callao, Va. Nottoway County. Mr. W. R. Jones, Chairman, Blackstone, Va. Orange County. Mr. E. F. Golsan, Chairman, Somerset, Va. Mrs. Geo. L. Browning, Orange, Va. Mrs. W. W. Scott, Gordonsville, Va. Orange County. Mr. E. F. Golsan, Chairman, Somerset, Va. Mrs. Geo. L. Browning, Orange, Va. Mrs. W. W. Scott, Gordonsville, Va. Page County. Mr. Wm. F. Keyser, Chairman, Luray, Va. Mrs. S. E. Long, Shenandoah, Va. Pittsylvania County. Mrs. N. E. Clement, Chairman, Chatham, Va. Mr. C. W. Warren, Chatham, Va. Mr. Lanier Carter, Chatham, Va. Powhatan County. Mrs. R. D. Tucker, Chairman, Powhatan, Va. Dr. E. L. Tompkins, Pine Creek Mills, Va. Mr. M. P. Bonnifant, Powhatan, Va. Prince Edward County. Dr. Alfred J. Morrison, Chairman, Hampden-Sidney, Va. Mrs. J. L. Jarman, Farmville, Va. Mrs. Roberta H. Large, Farmville, Va. Prince George County. Miss Belle Webb, Chairman, Prince George, Va., R. F. D. 1. Mr. John P. Kolar, Disputanta, Va. Mr. Allen Temple, Prince George, Va. Prince William County. Pulaski County. Mr. T. M. Painter, Chairman, Pulaski. Mr. J. H. Meek, Pulaski, Va. Mr. E. L. Darst, Pulaski, Va. Princess Anne County. Mrs. W. F. Wilber, Chairman, Princess Anne, Va. Richmond County. Mr. W. T. Tyler, Chairman, Warsaw, Va. Miss Estelle Taylor, Warsaw, Va. Mrs. A. V. Payne, Farnham, Va. Roanoke County. Mr. Charles D. Denit, Chairman, Salem, Va. Mrs. W. F. Moorehead, Salem, Va. Mr. O. L. Stearnes, Salem, Va. Rockbridge County. Dr. Reid White, Chairman, Lexington, Va. Rockingham County. Mr. Joe K. Ruebush, Chairman, Dayton, Va. Mr. Brock T. White, Keezletown, Va Miss Kate Pennypacker, Linville Depot, Va. Russell County. Mr. S. B. Quillen, Chairman, Lebanon, Va. John White Stuart, BBlack Ford, Va. A. G. Lively, Honaker, Va. Scott Countty. Mr. Joseph H. Peters, Chairman, Gate City, Va. R. M. Addington, Maces Springs, Va. Shenandoah County. Mrs. H. H. Ramey, Chairman, Strasburg, Va. Smyth County. Dr. S. W. Dickenson, Chairman, Marion, Va. Mr. R. T. Greer, Marion, Va. Mr. A. T. Lincoln, Marion, Va. Southampton County Mr. G. L. H. Johnson, Chairman, Franklin, Va. Mr. H. B. McLemore, Cortland, Va. Stafford County. Mrs. R. A. Moncure, Chairman, Stafford, Va. Dr. G. M. Wallace, Falmouth, Va. Surry County Mr. A. W. Bohannan, Chairman, Surry C. H., Va. Mrs. T. J., Spratley, Surry C. H., Va. Dr. W. W. Seward, Surry C. H., Va. Sussex County. Mrs. T. B. Faison, Wakefield, Va. Tazewell County. Dr. Isaac Pierce, Chairman, Tazewell, Va. Mrs. S. C. Graham, Tazewell, Va. Warren County. Miss Margaret Grayson, Chairman, Front Royal, Va. Miss Mabel Bowman, Riverton, Va. Warwick County. Mrs. E. C. Madison, Chairman, Denbigh, Va. Mrs. I. Poindexter, Morrison, Va. Mrs. H. M. Clements, Lee Hall, Va. Washington County. Mr. R. J. Summers, Chairman, Abingdon, Va. Mr. Willis Crabtree, Benhams, Va. Dr. E. C. Hamilton, Abingdon, Va. Westmoreland County. Wise County. Mr. C. R. McCorkle, Chairman, Wise, Va. Mrs. N. F. Hix, Wise, Va. Mrs. R. Tate Irvine, Big Stone Gap, Va. Wythe County. Mr. J. A. C. Hurt, Chairman, Wytheville, Va. Miss Mary Sue Oglesby, Max Meadows, Va. York County. Mr. L. R. O'Hara, Chairman, Yorktown, Va. Mrs. Sidney Smith, Yorktown, Va.

CITIES. Alexandria. Mrs. Kate Waller Barrett, Alexandria, Va. Bristol. Hon. Geo. H. Warren, Chairman, Bristol, Va. Dr. Geo. E. Wylie, Bristol, Va. Mrs. Virginia Parrish, Bristol, Va. Buena Vista. Mr. John Dabney Sith, Chairman, Buena Vista, Va. Mrs. M. T. Vaden, Buena Vista, Va. Charlottesville, Mr. R. T. Minor, Jr., Chairman, Charlottesville, Va. Miss Bettie Page Cocke, Charlottesville, Va. Judge R. T. W. Duke, Jr., Charlottesville, Va. Clifton Forge. Mrs. Geo. M. Farrar, Chairman, Clifton Forge, Va. Rev. F. W. Long, 50 Rose Avenue, Clifton Forge, Va. Mrs. A. C. Ford, Clifton Forge, Va. Danville. Mr. W. M. Perry, Chairman, Danville, Va. Mrs. J. Pinkney Williamson, 120 Holbrook Ave., Danville, Va. Mrs. A. B. Carrington, 622 Holbrook Avenue, Danville, Va. Fredericksburg. Mrs. Franklin Stearnes, Chairman, Fredericksburg, Va. Judge John. T. Goolrick, Fredericksburg, Va. Mr. A. V. Yates, Fredericksburg, Va. Hampton. Mrs. Henry Schmelz, Hampton, Va. Mr. John Weymouth, Hampton, Va. Mrs. Richard Armstrong, Chairman, Hampton, Va. Harrisonburg. Dr. J. W. Wayland, Chairman, Harrisonburg, Va. Mrs. John T. Harris, Harrisonburg, Va. Capt. John Pane, Harrisonburg, Va. Hopewell. Mr. David Harrison, Chairman, Hopewell, Va. Mr. Richard Eppes, Hopewell, Va. Mrs. Thomas B. Robertson, Hopewell, Va. Lynchburg. Mrs. Dexter Otey, Chairman, Lynchburg, Va. Mrs. John H. Lewis, 609 Court St. Lynchburg, Va. Herbert F. Miley, Lynchburg, Va. Norfolk. Mrs. Frantz Naylor, Chairman, 625 Raleigh Ave., Norfolk, Va. Mrs. Alan R. Hanckel, 322 Bute St., W., Norfolk, Va. Mrs. Norman H. Slack, Norfolk, Va. Newport News. Mrs. Homer L. Feruson, Chairman, Newport News, Va. Mrs. W. S. Copeland, Newport News, Va. Mrs. H. E. Parker, 112 27th St., Newport News, Va. Petersburg. Dr. W. F. Drewry, Chairman, Petersburg, Va. Mrs. Geo. Cameron, Jr., Petersburg, Va. Mr. Richard T. Wilson, Petersburg. Va. Portsmouth. Mr. Frank R. Crocker, Chairman, Portsmouth, Va. Mr. J. Davis Reed, Portsmouth, Va. Mrs. Beverly C. Cobb, Portsmouth, Va. Radford. [illegible] Mrs. Wm. E. Gilbert, Radford, Va. Richmond. Mr. George Bryan, Chairman, Richmond, Va. Dr. C. R. Robins, Richmond, Va. Mr. Willis C. Pulliam, South Richmond, Va. Roanoke. Mr. Lucien H. Cocke, Chairman, Roanoke, Va. Suffolk. Judge J. L. McLemore, Chairman, Suffolk, Va. Mrs. Arthyr Woolford, Suffolk, Va. Mr. G. A. Harris, Suffolk, Va. Staunton. J. P. Neff, Chairman, Staunton, Va. Mrs. Alexander F. Robertson, Staunton, Va. Mrs. Harry S. Green, Staunton, Va. Williamsburg. Mr. Ashton Dovell, Chairman, Williamsburg, Va. Mrs. H. M. Crawford, Williamsburg, Va. Mr. T. H. Geddy, Williamsburg, Va. Winchester. Mr. C. Vernon Eddy, Chairman, Winchester, Va. Miss Augusta Conrad, 12 N. Market St., Winchester, Va. Mrs. Clay LeGrange, Winchester, Va.

NEGRO COLLABORATORS John Mitchell, Jr., Chairman. W. T. B. Williams, Vice Chairman T. C. Erwin, Secretary Mrs. Maggie L. Walker, Major Allen Washington, John M. Grandy, J. H. McGrew, Mrs. M. R. Johnson, Miss L. A. Jenkins, Rev. R. C. Woods, Mrs. J. P. Barrett, Rev. A. A. Graham, J. B. Pierce, P. B. Young, T. C. Walker, Rev. J. E. Jones, Rev. M. E. Davis, Rev. T. J. King, M. A. Morrell, Dr. J. S. Russell, J. T. Newsome, Fred D. Morton, Rev. Z. D. Lewis, Dr. W. H. Hughes, Rev. L. L. Downing, Mrs. I. N. Paey, E. A. Long, W. H. Crocker, Mrs. Lizzie Tyrrell, R. E. Clay, Rev. G. W. Goode, Rev. E. H. Hunter.


Second Quarterly (Continued from Page One.) of the people of the South and those of Italy, touching upon the most important of these aims and hopes of the Italian people as regards their relationship to the American people and stating lastly that the italian people do not want merely our money, our military aid, our trade, but above all else they do want our sympathetic understanding of their part in the world war and an expression from us of our sympathy for and understanding of the Italian people.

A WORD ABOUT ORGANIZATION The Commission is extremely anxious that the county and city commissions should organize as speedily as possible. It is not unaware of the difficulties in the way: so many people take summer vacations and so many others very properly wish to lighten their burdens during the heated season and it is not always possible to get the best results from summer activities; and yet, organizations can be effected, some work can be accomplished and a considerable amount of time may be saved which, otherwise, would later have to be expended in the mere routine of organization. It is the purpose of the Commission, hereafter, to print on the reverse side of its News Letter, a complete list of Commissioners, Associate Commissioners, County and City Commissioners, Contributing Members and Collaborators. And it purposes so doing for two reasons: Primarily, it wishes the people of Virginia to know just who are responsible for each particular phase of the work in hand, who are responsible for the general work of the State, who are responsible for the work in each section, who are responsible for each topic, whether local or state-wide, and who will contribute special articles for the History. There is an additional reason for this publicity. The members of the Commission fully appreciate their own responsibilities; they know that the success or failure of the finished history will be credited or charged to them; but they, also, know that they cannot succeed, they cannot give full credit to each section of the State, unless the local commissioners discharge adequately the duties devolving upon them, so, this list is printed to let the people of the State know where the ultimate credit may lie for the history as condign with the achievement to be recorded. Now it must, in all fairness, be said that the local commissioners are helpless or, if not helpless without their collaborators, they certainly are extremely dependent upon them. There is no topical arrangement in which the local collaborator does not play an important part. Some of the topics or sections depend absolutely upon local collaboration. Some are less dependent but local help cannot be ignored by any. Each collaborator should receive regularly a copy of this News Letter. He or she should know what other collaborators are doing. In another column is a brief statement concerning a report of the women's activities in the city of Richmond. With a few words a great work is dismissed. The preparation and collection of these reports have occupied many women for many months, but the effort is well worth while since each of these papers will forever form a part [illegible] and future Virginians may point with [reasonable?] pride to the efforts of their ancestresses during the great World War. From every city and county in the State similar reports will come. Few, if any, will be so voluminous; few, if any, will cover such a wide range of subjects, but there is not a political sub-division of Virginia which has not a worthy war record to perpetuate, and, just as it will be greatly to the credit of the local collaborators and commissioners if these reports are accurate and compete, so will it be to their discredit if they do not accomplish the work entrusted to them and meet the expectations of those who have selected them for this work fully realized to be supremely important.

PLANS FOR THE THIRD QUARTERLY MEETING OCTOBER 10, 1919 Two plans of special interest are being contemplated by the Executive Committee with reference to the third quarterly meeting, which is scheduled for Friday evening, the 10th of October. This meeting will fall within fair week, when there will be many visitors to Richmond, and it is hoped that a large number of local members will attend the meeting at this time. The Jackson Memorial Association will unveil its monument to the immortal Jackson Saturday, October 11, and every member of that association will be invited as a guest of honor to the quarterly meeting of the Commission on the preceding night. This quarterly meeting, as usual, will be held in the hall of the House of Delegates and a program of special interest is in preparation. A plan of even broader scope is being considered for Sunday, October 12th. This is a most appropriate Confederate Memorial Day, being the anniversary of the death of General Lee. The History Commission proposes to have a large observance of this anniversary as a Memorial Day, not only for the Confederacy, but for the Virginia soldiers who fell in the great war. This plan for a Memorial Day originated with the Jackson Memorial Association, but for Richmond only, and the purpose of the Commission is to co-operate with the Jackson Memorial Association in extending the observance of the Memorial Day to include the whole State and also to include a tribute to the Virginia soldiers of the great war. By this plan, in every city and hamlet of Virginia, in every church of every denomination, simple and appropriate memorial services will be observed, and it is believed that the heart of the State will respond to such a suggestion.