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100 Years of Price Camp History : 1899-1999
...     We all have a natural curiosity about our past. It’s a universal trait in historical organizations such as ours. We are all enthralled and absorbed with reminiscences of the “Lost Cause”, and the impact that this watershed event had on our American culture. We all enjoy pondering how things might have been, if only a few things were changed. For instance: What if, “Stonewall” Jackson would have been at Gettysburg; or, what if....Captain Nathaniel Lyon would have stayed in Kansas where he belonged; or as Hank Williams Jr. wails..“If the South Would’a won we’d have it made!” All of these...”what ifs” are interesting to contemplate, however history is written by “what was”....not “what if&r...
Gene Dressel
Alcee Stewart
...     Served as Camp Commander from 1924 til 1925. He was the son of Alcee William and Elizabeth Floyd (Greene) Stewart. His father, Capt. A.W. Stewart, commanded the 20th Louisiana Infantry, Company “E”, during the war, and also served on the C.S. gunboat “Livingston” at the battle of Island #10. He was wounded at the Battle of Perryville, Kentucky, and taken prisoner.  Capt. Stewart was exchanged and later fought at the battles of Chickamauga, and Missionary Ridge. After the war he moved to New Orleans and then St. Louis where he worked at the Merchants Exchange, specializing in naval stores and  Southern commission business. The younger Alcee Stewart was born in New Orleans on February 27th 1869. He was educated at Peabody and Stoddard Sch...
Gene Dressel
Camp Roster : 1939
...On August 18, 1939 a very interesting list was circulated that contained the names of 114 members of the Sterling Price Camp #145. It contained not only current (1939) members, but also names of those who had served in the past. Some of these men had passed away by this time, and the list is by no means complete. Included were 23 Camp #145 Commanders who had either served in the past, or would serve in the near future. Their St. Louis  addresses, and occasionally places of business were also listed. Some very notable St. Louisans will be seen on this list, such as: Edward J. Hanley of Clayton, Missouri; Richard McCulloch, CEO of United Railways; the venerable Lee Meriwether; Joseph Mullen, CEO of Olin-Matheson Corporation in Alton, Illinois; Thomas Powe, (the following year he wo...
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Camp Roster : 1947
...     No reports were found for the World War II era, but in 1947 a Camp roster indicated that, of the 114 members listed in 1939, 47 were still active and 18 more had been added. This made for a total of 65 members as of December 1, 1947. Some, such as Compatriot Chilton Atkinson, had been members of Sterling Price Camp #145 for almost 50 years, and had served in other prominent positions within the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Many had served in the military during World War II, and some were still on active duty with the Armed Forces. The following roster indicates our membership in 1947:...
Gene Dressel
Camp Roster : 1948-1949
...1948 In 1948 Compatriot Frederick Lawson Niemeyer was elected Commander of Sterling Price Cap #145, and Paul Knabe was elected Adjutant. Mr. Knabe went on to become Camp Commander in 1953 and again in 1963. By 1948 the membership had dropped to 54 (down from 65 in 1947). The entire Missouri Division consisted of only three Camps by this time; #145 Sterling Price - St. Louis, #633 Geo. M. Francisco - Marshall, MO., and #310 Francis M. Cockrell - Kansas City, MO.    1949 In 1949 William L. Atwood of Ferguson, Missouri was elected Camp Adjutant. He would become Camp Commander in 1959, and serve in that capacity til 1963 when Paul Knabe would be re-elected.    ...
Gene Dressel
Camp Roster : 1950-1953
...     No reports were found for the years, 1950, 1951, and 1952. On January 21st, 1953 Sterling Price Camp #145 held their Annual Lee - Jackson Memorial Dinner at the Winston - Churchill Hotel located at the intersection of Belt and Cabanne Avenues. The event had been held here in 1952 also. Their guest speaker was Reverend H. Louis Patrick, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian Church, who spoke on General Robert E. Lee. Rev. Patrick had recently moved to St. Louis from Charlotte, North Carolina. It was noted at this time that the Lee - Jackson Memorial Dinners had been an annual Camp event for more than 50 years.      In 1953 a roster of Camp officers was found that lists the following: Paul Knabe 3207 Washington Blvd Commander ...
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Camp Roster : 1954
...     On January 18th, 1954 Sterling Price Camp #145 celebrated their 55th Annual Lee - Jackson Memorial Dinner. The event was once again held at the Winston-Churchill Hotel in St. Louis. The hotel was located just north of the present St. louis Regional Medical Center, near DeBaliviere and Delmar. This year the guest speaker was the Honorable John M. Dalton, Attorney General for the State of Missouri. Mr. Dalton was also a member of Sterling Price Camp at this time. A roster for the year 1954 indicates the following members: Abbott, Arthur C.  Atterbury, H. Baker  Barnes, E. F.  Blackwell, E.T.  Boyd, Ernest  Burch, W. D. Jr.  Burford, Dr. C.E.  Cannon, K. R.  Creel, Wylie  Crowdus, Wm. W.  Curlee, F...
Gene Dressel
Camp Roster : 1955
...William W. Crowdas 506 Olive St Commander Lorraine Jones 309 Merchants Exchange Bldg 1st Lt. Commander Wylie Creel 5560 Pershing 2nd Lt. Commander Charles S. Via Kirkwood, Mo Adjutant Herbert Curlee Phillips Jr 1001 Washington Blvd Treasurer C. Peyton Daniel Pierce Bldg Quartermaster Walter C. Rawls Jr. Boatman’s Bank Bldg Judge Advocate Dr. Drew Luten 3720 Washington Blvd Surgeon George Tucker 1004 Blendon Place Historian Hall Wingfield Jr. 1001 Washington Blvd Color Sergeant W. Scott Hancock 705 Olive St Chaplain   Abbott, Arthur C.  Atterbury, H. ...
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Camp Roster : 1956
...     1956 saw a new administration in place and a few changes in Camp officers. Charles Stuart Via became Camp Commander for the first time. He was to serve in this position several more times throughout the years. Carl P. Daniel  was elected 1st Lieutenant Commander, Herbert Curlee Phillips Jr. was elected Adjutant (he would become Commander in 1958), Carl P. Daniel Jr. became treasurer, and Frederic L. Niemeyer became Quartermaster (he had been Camp Commander in 1948). Wylie Creel retained his position as 2nd Lieutenant Commander, as did; W. C. Rawls Jr. (Judge Advocate), Dr. Drew Luten (Surgeon), George Tucker (Historian), Hall Wingfield (Color Sergeant), and W. Scott Hancock (Chaplain). The membership numbers were down slightly as indicated by the following roster: ...
Gene Dressel
Camp Roster : 1957
...     1957 saw very few changes in either the administration or membership of the Camp. Charles Via was re-elected Commander and the membership had stabilizes at 52 members. The only change in officers was that Hall N. Wingfield took Fred Niemeyer’s place as Camp Quartermaster. The Camp lost one of its long time members in 1957 when Joseph Mullen passed away on March 19th of that year. He was 81 years old and an active Camp member til his last days. He had served as Camp Commander in 1926, was CEO of Olin-Mathieson Chemical Company, and his daughter was married to Lieutenant General “Hap” Arnold. There were a lot of family ties within the Camp. Adjutant Herbert Curlee Phillips Jr. was kin to F. M. Curlee, and an employee of the Curlee Clothing Company. Willi...
Gene Dressel
Camp Roster : 1958
...     The Camp lost another of its long time supporters in 1958 when Francis Marion Curlee passed away on March 17th. He too was 81 years old when he died. Herbert C. Phillips was elected  Commander, and there were several significant changes in the other offices:  Herbert C. Phillips Commander Kirkwood, Mo. F. Dudley Petrie 1st Lt. Commander Pierce Bldg A. C. Abbott 2nd Lt. Commander Congress Hotel Paul Knabe Treasurer 8014 South Drive Hall Wingfield Quartermaster 1001 Washington Blvd W. Scott Hancock Judge Advocate 705 Olive St. Dr. Drew Luten Surgeon Beaumont Medical Bldg. George W. Tucker Historian Ric...
Gene Dressel
Camp Roster : 1959
...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 ...
Gene Dressel
Camp Roster : 1960
...Membership increased only slightly in 1960 (up from 52 members to 55). The Camp officers remained the same. As the Centennial years (1961, 1965) approached, efforts to co, ordinate activities with The United Daughters of the Confederacy, National and State Centennial Commissions, the State Historical Society of Missouri, the Missouri Historical Society, and the newly formed St. Louis Civil War Round Table intensified. Every effort was being made to insure that the Southern Cause would be represented during these momentous years. The previous year had been a difficult one for the Camp with the passing of Dr. Selden Spencer and Walter Scott Hancock. Both were past Commanders and esteemed members of the Camp for many years. The Officers Core included: William L. Atwood, Commander  ...
Gene Dressel
Camp Roster : 1961-1962
...     No reports are available for 1961, and the only event report available for 1962 was the celebration of Lee Meriwether’s 100th birthday, held at his home. Membership seems to have suffered a steep decline that year for some inexplicable reason. A typed roster indicates that only thirty men remained in the Camp....
Gene Dressel
Camp Roster : 1963
...     1963 saw a new administration take charge of the Camp, and a further decline in membership. These should have been the premiere years for the Sons of Confederate Veterans, as the Nation Celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the War for Southern Independence, but for some reason interest was waning. Membership had gone from 55 members in 1960 to 19 by 1963. Paul Knabe was elected to Command the Camp during these trying times, and the venerable Lee Meriwether served as 1st Lieutenant Commander. This year, for the first time, there was no 2nd Lieutenant Commander,  Quartermaster, Judge Advocate, Surgeon, Historian, or Color Sergeant appointed. This also indicates that there were evidently some underlying problems with the organization at this time. Col. Daniel Hundley s...
Gene Dressel
Camp Roster : 1964
...     The organization  stabilized at 19 members in 1964, as two more members dropped out, one new one was added, and one past member was re-instated. The office of Treasurer was dropped, and the Camp Adjutant ( Col. Hundley) did both jobs. Paul Knabe remained as Commander, Lee Meriwether - Lieutenant Commander, and Fred Niemeyer - Chaplain. That year Commander Knabe died of a heart ailment (September 13th, 1964) he was 76 years old.  Other members included: K. R. Cannon                      Gov. John M. Dalton  Dr. O. P. Hampton Jr.          Lorraine F. Jones Jr.  Dr. Drew Luten                   Clint J. Murphey&nbs...
Gene Dressel
Camp Roster : 1965
...     By 1965 the membership was down to 16. Charles S. Via was serving as Camp Commander, after the untimely death of Paul Knabe the previous year. The venerable Lee Meriwether (now 103 years old) served as 1st Lieutenant Commander, John B. Peters of Kirkwood served as Adjutant, Colonel D.H. Hundley served as Treasurer, and Fred Niemeyer served as Chaplain that year. Other members included: J. M. Alexander, K. R. Cannon, S. Courtney Jr., W. W. Crowdus, L. Jones, D. Luten,     D. Luten Jr., L. Martin, A. W. Moise, C. J. Murphey, and H. C. Phillips. There is no mention in the records of Camp participation in any of the activities concerning the Centennial anniversary of the Appomattox surrender that year....
Gene Dressel
Camp Roster : 1966
...     1966 saw the passing of Compatriot Lee Meriwether on March 12th.  A  special memorial meeting was held at the University Club on May 7th 1966 in his honor. The invocation was given by Reverend Lynnewood Martin, and the Daughters of the Confederacy in attendance were welcomed by Commander Charles Via. Adjutant John B. Peters served as the Master of Ceremonies. Also in attendance were Dr. Gerald Anderson of the Kansas City SCV Camp, and Mrs. Henry Frost Chadeayne, and G. Edward (Gus) Budde Public Information Officer for the St. Louis Bi-Centennial Commission. Lee Meriwether had been an esteemed member of the Camp for over 50 years. Membership had increased to 23 by 1966 and included: Wm. Atwood                 &nb...
Gene Dressel
Camp Roster : 1967
...     In 1967 Colonel Daniel H. Hundley was elected Camp Commander, Charles Via served as Lt. Commander, Fred Niemeyer served as Treasurer, and Courtney Shands was Adjutant. Membership remained the same with the exception of five new members; J. F. Vierling , J. L. Orten, James T. Pettus, H. S. Pettus, and L. L. Pettus. ...
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Camp Roster : 1968
...     In spite of the fact that National dues were only $2 in 1968, membership payments came in very slowly that year. By March only 9 had paid, in May three more paid, and it wasn’t until August that the remaining 4 members came forward and paid their dues. Membership dropped to 16 again this year. Camp officers retained the positions they held in 1967....
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