Price Camp SCV Price Camp SCV

Camp Roster
1959
by Gene Dressel

In 1959 there was a significant change in the Camp leadership as William L. Atwood was elected Commander. He brought with him a whole new staff of officers:

William L. Atwood, Commander 
Hall Wingfield, 1st Lt. Commander 
Herbert C. Phillips Jr, 2nd Lt. Commander 
Alexander C. Nivin, Adjutant 
Phil Brumbaugh, Treasurer 
Cyril Clemens, Quartermaster 
W. William Dalton, Judge Advocate 
John C. Mosby III, Color Sergeant 
George W. Tucker, Historian 
Rev. L. F. Martin, Chaplain 
Dr. Drew Luten, Surgeon 
Wm. W. Crowdus, Counselor

In his open letter, addressed to the Camp, Mr. Atwood stressed the importance of enthusiasm, attendance at meetings and participation at Camp functions by the membership. “When we joined the SCV it was with a proud attitude of heritage and comradeship, and a sincere desire To Keep Straight In History, The Record of Their Words and Deeds. In recent years we have not lived up to this motto, nor fulfilled its obligation. With the approaching Centennial years (1961-1965) we have both a challenge and an obligation.” Mr. Atwood then outlines the goals of his administration: 

An all-out membership campaign to double membership within the next year. 
A program of events, meetings and efforts to bring the recognition and prestige to the Camp which it deserves. 
Building a treasury, through membership, social activities, and donations to carry out our work.

"All of these things must be done if our Camp is to survive."

This was a very ambitious program. Mr. Atwood had just joined the SCV in 1958, and was determined to take charge immediately, and solve problems that had plagued the organization since its inception. Another new member in 1958 was Col. D. H. Hundley, (Camp Commander 1967) 

The letterhead that this memo is printed on lists the past Commanders of Sterling Price Camp #145. 

There are no dates given for their periods of service, and the sequence is in disagreement with several other lists that are available, but it is reprinted here for your scrutiny.

  1. W. SCOTT HANCOCK 
  2. R. B. HAUGHTON 
  3. CORNELIUS H. FAUNTELROY 
  4. SEYMOUR STEWART 
  5. C. ALBERT MORENO 
  6. DR. GEO. C. TRAWICK 
  7. DR. SELDEN SPENCER 
  8. JOSEPH MULLEN 
  9. ROBERT L. BROOKS 
  10. ALCEE W. STEWART 
  11. FRANK M. CURLEE    
  12. LEE MERIWETHER 
  13. MAJ. WM. H. COCKE 
  14. RICHARD McCULLOCH 
  15. ROBT. L. HUGHES 
  16. EDWARD C. FISHER
  17. WALTER N. DAVIS 
  18. WILLIAM WARREN 
  19. W. L. ROSS 
  20. CHILTON ATKINSON
  21. WALTER H. SAUNDERS 
  22. THOS. E. POWE
  23. LESLIE A. PETTUS    
  24. PETER B. GIBSON 
  25. THOS. J. SKINKER 
  26. WALTER C. RAWLS 
  27. FREDERIC L. NIEMEYER 
  28. E. F. BARNES 
  29. PAUL KNABE 
  30. WM. W. CROWDUS 
  31. CHARLES S. VIA 
  32. HERBERT C. PHILLIPS JR. 
  33. WILLIAM L. ATWOOD