1959 Sterling Price Camp Roster

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:
1. An all-out membership campaign to double membership within the next year.
2. A program of events, meetings and efforts to bring the recognition and prestige to the Camp which it deserves.
3. 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.

 W. SCOTT HANCOCK
R. B. HAUGHTON
CORNELIUS H. FAUNTELROY
SEYMOUR STEWART
C. ALBERT MORENO
DR. GEO. C. TRAWICK
DR. SELDEN SPENCER
JOSEPH MULLEN
ROBERT L. BROOKS
ALCEE W. STEWART
FRANK M. CURLEE
LEE MERIWETHER
MAJ. WM. H. COCKE
RICHARD McCULLOCH
ROBT. L. HUGHES
EDWARD C. FISHER
WALTER N. DAVIS
WILLIAM WARREN
W. L. ROSS
CHILTON ATKINSON
WALTER H. SAUNDERS
THOS. E. POWE
LESLIE A. PETTUS
PETER B. GIBSON
THOS. J. SKINKER
WALTER C. RAWLS
FREDERIC L. NIEMEYER
E. F. BARNES
PAUL KNABE
WM. W. CROWDUS
CHARLES S. VIA
HERBERT C. PHILLIPS JR.
WILLIAM L. ATWOOD